Bread Sticks (Grissini)


by: Allicia

We all want to know how to make those crispy little bread sticks served at the beginning of a meal in some Italian restaurants. Most of those we encounter aren’t of very good quality so you'll be delighted with this homemade version. One of the great things about making these bread sticks is how many you can make with just a small amount of dough. The dough used here is relatively stiff and is flavored with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. The rising time is slow because of the salt in the dough and in the cheese. You can also include herbs such as thyme or rosemary. Makes sixteen 12-inch bread sticks.


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serves: 16

4 cups flour

1 cup water (barely warm)

3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (finely grated)

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Nutrition Facts
Bread Sticks (Grissini)

Servings Per Recipe: 16

Amount per Serving

Calories: 197

  • Total Fat: 9.1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.8 mg
  • Sodium: 152.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  •     Sugars: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g

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1.  Put the dough in the oiled bowl and cover with a piece of oiled plastic wrap. Let rise until tripled in volume.

2.  Punch down the dough.

3.  Cut the dough into quarters and quarter each quarter or use a scale and cut the dough into 2-ounce pieces.

4.  Roll the pieces with the flats of your hands. Spread your fingers apart as you roll to stretch the dough from end to end. Place on floured sheet pans. Bake until pale brown.

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