For the Dough:
Pour the water into a medium bowl and add the sugar and salt, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the water mixture, stirring once to blend and let sit for 10 minutes until the top is bubbly and the yeast has bloomed. Stir in the oil.
Place half of the flour in a large bowl, mix with hand mixer for 2 to 3 minutes, the dough will be runny. Let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes before adding the rest of the flour.
Add more flour, about 1/2 cup each time, and basil. Continue to stir, adding enough flour to make a soft dough that will pull away from the sides of the bowl. If it is too dry, add a little water.
Turn the dough out on a well-floured work surface, sprinkle the top with a little additional flour. Knead until it becomes very springy, elastic and smooth. It should be light in weight, if it is heavy, too much flour has been used and it will not rise properly.
Form into a smooth ball and let rest on the work surface about 5 minutes. Spray a large bowl with a non-stick spray or olive oil. Put the ball of dough into the bowl and turn it over to coat evenly. Cover with plastic wrap or a damp, clean dishtowel. Let the dough rise in a warm, draft free place until double in volume, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Form the breadsticks and let rise again until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Preheat oven to 400?F.
Bake 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (202g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2 Dozen|
|Calories from Fat: 56 (8%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 6.2g||8 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.9g||4 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.9g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 9.8mg||0 %|
|Potassium 402.2mg||11 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 131.1g||39 %|
|Dietary Fiber 6.8g||27 %|
|Sugars, other 124.3g|
|Protein 24.5g||35 %|
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Calories per serving: 683
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