Homemade breadsticks

Homemade breadsticks

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About this recipe: 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.


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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