How to make it

  • Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water and let proof until bubbly.
  • Add olive oil and salt and add flour a cup at a time.
  • If using mixer or food processer, dough should pull away from side of bowl. Add flour until this happens.
  • If kneading by hand, add flour until you have an elastic and kneadable dough.
  • Knead until you can take a golf ball size piece and stretch it without tearing.
  • Place dough on lightly floured board, cover and let sit for five minutes
  • Roll into a log about 20 or 22 inches long. Cut log into 20 pieces
  • Let rest 3 or 4 minutes
  • Grease baking sheet
  • Roll each piece into a bread stick as long as your baking sheet, or any size you want. These will be like fat pencils.
  • Roll each piece in your choice of course salt, sesame or poppy seeds
  • Place each pencil on greased baking sheet
  • Let sit for 10-15-or up to 20 minutes until they just begin to rise. This will depend on heat and humidity. Higher heat and humidity will rise faster. Do not let them overrise, rember there will be some oven bounce.
  • Bake at 325 for about 15-20 minutes (depending on size)
  • Bake until nicely browned and crisp.
  • Keeps several days stored in airtight container.

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  • chefelaine 10 years ago
    Thanks very much! This recipe looks superb :+D
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  • dagnabbit 10 years ago
    my wife and I love bread sticks. We'll try this one for sure
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  • conner909 10 years ago
    Where were you when I needed you! Thanks!
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  • image 11 years ago
    I really like that idea - pencil thin and in a vase. I love little presentation tips like that. Thanks.
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  • image 11 years ago
    These sound wonderful with a nice glass of wine and a litte cheese. Thanks for sharing.
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  • krumkake 11 years ago
    Bread making is not my strong suit, but this recipe looks easy enough for me to try - good one for a beginner!!
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  • chefmeow 11 years ago
    Yum. A must try. Have this one bookmarked. Thanks for the great post.
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