Homemade breadsticks

    1 hour 35 min

    Homemade soft breadsticks brushed with butter and topped with Parmesan cheese. Easy to make! Add fresh or dried herbs to the dough, or sprinkle over top before baking.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 50g caster sugar, divided
    • 7g dried active baking yeast
    • 240ml warm water, divided
    • 280g plain flour, or more if needed
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 110g butter, melted
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr5min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Dissolve 1 1/2 teaspoons of the sugar with the yeast in 1/2 of the warm water in a bowl. Let stand until yeast begins to foam, about 5 minutes.
    2. Beat flour, oil, egg, salt, remaining sugar and remaining warm water into yeast mixture until smooth, adding more flour if needed to form a soft dough. Turn dough onto a floured work surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6 to 8 minutes.
    3. Place dough in an oiled bowl, turning once to cover completely with oil. Cover bowl with a damp towel and place in a warm area until dough is doubled in size, about 40 minutes.
    4. Grease a baking tray.
    5. Punch dough down and turn onto a floured work surface. Divide dough into 18 pieces and shape each into a 15cm rope. Arrange dough pieces on the prepared baking tray about 5cm apart; cover with a towel or cling film and let rise until doubled in size, about 25 minutes.
    6. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Remove cover from dough.
    7. Bake breadsticks in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
    8. Whisk butter and garlic salt together in a bowl; brush over each breadstick. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each. Serve warm.


    You can decrease the amount of sugar in this recipe, using just the 1 1/2 teaspoons used in step 1, then omitting or reducing the rest.

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    Made as directed and found them a little too sweet and too much butter for our taste. But made again with a reduction in both and they were WONDERFUL!!!  -  06 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I will make these again. After reading the other reviews I decided not to add sugar other than what goes in the yeast. These were great! Soft on the inside and really tender.  -  19 Aug 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    They taste like restaurant breadsticks, I, like some other people only used 1/4 cup of butter. I also used a special pan which does not let the bottoms brown as much.  -  27 Jul 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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