Butter Dips Recipe
Not everyone can crank out perfect biscuits or pillow-soft yeast rolls on the first try, but anyone can crank out Butter Dips from the get-go. The warm bread sticks known as Butter Dips have tender, biscuit-like tops and crusty, golden brown bottoms from having baked in a pool of melted butter. They are quick and easy. They really are.Back when hot bread was commonplace on the dinner table, this type of recipe was a boon for time-strapped cooks. Butter Dips require none of the proofing and rising of yeast rolls and none of the delicate rolling and cutting of biscuits. Butter dip dough is stirred up with a fork in a single bowl, cut into strips, and baked in a dish. Voila. Hot, buttery bread in minutes.This is the type of recipe that many home cooks once kept near the front of the recipe box or taped inside a cabinet door, assuming they didn’t know it by heart. Butter Dips were immortalized on the pages of classic cookbooks, such as Talk About Good! from the Junior League of Lafayette and the 1956 edition of the Betty Crocker Cookbook.The recipe is amenable to creative tweaks, such as adding a 1/2 cup of grated cheese to the dough, adding minced garlic or herbs to the butter, or sprinkling the tops with coarse salt or sesame seeds before baking. But with all that butter, they don’t need much else.Butter dips are a fine accompaniment to soups, salads, and suppers, and also make a great appetizer or snack.