Easy Bread Sticks

    30 minutes

    My kids take these bread sticks to school as snacks. They are so quick to make in a bread machine, I make hundreds a year!

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    Serves: 18 

    • 1 1/3 cups (330ml) warm water
    • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
    • 2 tablespoons powdered milk
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start. Spray two baking trays with cooking spray.
    2. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. When dough cycle is complete remove dough to a lightly oiled surface. Divide dough up 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 3cm apart on the prepared pans.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

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    Yum, this recipe turned out wonderfully with some slight changes! I made this recipe the traditional way w/out a bread machine by proofing yeast w/ 1 tbs honey and warm water for about 10mins. Then added the rest of the ingredients (I cup of flour at a time until elastic), kneaded the dough for about 6-8 mins and let it rise until doubled. Changes: • I made these into 12 large sweet rolls instead of breadsticks. Since the dough is pretty sweet I didn’t add any additional sugar, I just left out the seeds. If you are making breadsticks I'd decrease the sugar to 2-3 tbs. and you might want to try adding some garlic, oregano, and onion powder to the dough to make it really tasty. • The trick to getting a crunchy exterior is by spraying the dough with oil before baking. You will get a better texture if you use bread four instead of all-purpose (although, all-purpose still works well). If you are still getting a tough breadstick try decreasing the sugar (sugar competes with the yeast for liquid), and/or increase the butter to 4 tbs). Wonderful recipe besides those small changes!!!  -  06 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    SENSATIONAL! I am having company from out of town tomorrow, and will be serving a spaghetti and meatball dinner. I wanted something extra special and different for a bread. After finding this one, I decided to try it. Ite was easy and wonderful! However, instead of rolling the dough into 18 separate balls and then rolling them out individually, I rolled the dough into a rectangle, and took a pizza cutter, cutting the dough into strips. It worked perfectly, and was time saving. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!  -  04 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These were great. Crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy inside. I added garlic powder, oregano, basil, and parsley to the dough. I used the stand mixer and did not double the recipe. I kneaded by hand for aobut 10 minutes, and let the dough rest for 10 minutes before shaping.  -  09 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)