About this recipe:Instead of buying them - have fun making your own sticks of crispy bread. That way, you can roll them out as thick or thin as you like. Add dried herbs, Parmesan cheese or sun dried tomatoes for different flavours. Dip in tomato-basil sauce or use for picnics or lunch boxes.
Makes: 18 bread sticks
320ml warm water (45 degrees C)
3 tablespoons butter, softened
550g bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
35g sesame seeds
2 tablespoons dried milk powder
2 1/2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast
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Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start. Lightly grease two baking sheets.
Preheat oven to 190 C / gas 5. When dough cycle is complete, remove dough to a lightly oiled surface. Divide dough into 18 pieces. Roll each piece on an oiled board, from centre of piece to the outside edges to form bread sticks. Place bread sticks at least 2 to 3cm apart on the prepared tins.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
You can double the ingredients and make it in a stand mixer with a dough hook instead of a bread machine.
These were just what I was looking for, nice and crunchy on the outside, but soft inside. Made one batch plain (Not as fond of these). The best tasting was to add Italian herbs, Garlic and olive oil together in a dish and then brush over the top of the sticks before putting in the oven. Also to make them crisp I sprayed the sticks in the oven twice within the first 5 minutes of cooking with water. Will certainly be making these Italian herb bread sticks again! - 12 Jan 2013