In this video tutorial I show you how to make breadsticks. They are crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. If you like your breadsticks crispier you bake them for longer.
Ingredients for breadsticks
300 grams bread flour
200ml- 225 ml water
20 ml vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
one 7 gram packet dried yeast
To decorate breadsticks
Oil or egg wash to brush on top (I used oil)
Sesame seeds and poppy seeds (optional)
Method for breadsticks
Add flour, salt and dried yeast in a bowl, mix together and then make a well in the centre.
Pour in the oil and water, you can add 200 ml first and mix, if it need more water, add more.
You need it to be a dough that is easy to shape and later. Some people do not like to handle a very wet dough so the less water you add the easier it is to handle.
Cover the dough with some clingfilm and leave to double in size. How long it takes depends on how warm the room is. The colder the room, the longer it takes.
While the dough is rising, prepare 3 baking trays with baking paper and place to the side. If you do not have three trays you van bake them in batches.
When the dough has risen gently punch it back into the bowl.
Flour your work surface and place the dough on it.
Pre-heat the oven to 200 Celsius
Stretch the dough with your hands or use a rolling pin to roll ,roughly, into a rectangle about 20cm x 36 cm.
Flour a pizza wheel and cut long strips of the dough. Then cut the strips in half or keep them long, if you want them long.
Gently lift one strip and twist the bread dough strips, place on the baking tray. Repeat the process until all the dough has been used up.
Brush some oil on top and sprinkle some seeds on top, if using
Bake in the oven for about 12 – 15 minutes depending how crispy you want them. If you want them very crispy you bake them for longer-
Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before serving
You could try making some bagels as well