homemade breadsticks

I love breadsticks! They could be a nice snack with a glass of wine, or just a bowl of soup. You can serve these breadsticks with different kind of dips, or wrap them with serano ham, for example!

My inspiration to make some grissini at home was Ink, Sugar & Spice Blog. I just simplified the recipe. It was a late night and I was in a mood to bake something and relax, but my kitchen cabinets weren’t too prepared for this, so I just followed my instincts 😄 and my breadsticks turned out just fine!

The best part was to wake up the next morning and smell the freshly baked bread scent in my kitchen! Well, maybe it was the second best thing, the first one was to eat them with a glass of wine later, while reading a magazine.

So, what I’ve used:

  • 300g flour;
  • 8g fast acting yeast;
  • 1 teaspoon salt;
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil;
  • about 200ml lukewarm water;
  • 1 egg for brushing;
  • about 1 spoon of mixed spices (I think it was chilli powder, garlic powder, salt, basil, oregano).

I’ve mixed all the ingredients together in a big bowl (except the egg and spices) and left for about 10 minutes for the gluten to develop.

Then I’ve kneaded the dough for about 15 minutes (you have to knead your dough very well if it contains yeast, trust me on this), then put it back into a slightly oiled bowl, covered it and waited until it has risen (~60 minutes or longer 🤔)

When the dough looked ready, I’ve rolled it on a floured surface (0,5cm thick) and cut it in stripes.

Using a pastry brush, I’ve spread the beaten egg on top of my dough stripes and scattered the spice mix on top.

I was pretty fast and careless – almost threw the wobbly dough stripes on the lined baking trays. Just being real here… You can see, that the shape of my breadsticks is not perfect, but I like them this way. 🙂

I’ve baked the breadsticks in the oven (200C with a fan) until golden colour.

I advice you to follow Ink, Sugar & Spice recipe if you’re not experienced in baking, or not the lazy type as I am.

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