Easy recipe: Grissini, The Italian Breadstick

What do you eat when you are not really hungry? What do you think about grissini, the Italian breadstick?

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Sometimes, when I am full of sweets and heavy food, I just want to eat something light and lightly spiced. It’s much better if it can be made easily… In such a situation the best solution is the Italian breadstick, namely the grissini.

Grissini made with a simple pizza crust-like dough. It is crisp all the way and can be flavored with various herbs (rosemary, thyme, oregano), seeds (poppy, cumin or sesame seeds), and spices (form example: the classic salt-and-pepper flavoring) or you can add cheese to the dough too.

The best thing about grissini is that the breadsticks are meant to have a rustic look, so you don’t have to worry about making them look perfect. And this is a very important consideration for me, a mom of five kids.  The length of the breadsticks will be determined by how large your oven is. If you have a wide one you can make very long grissini.

Grissini, the Italian breadstick (with cheese and oregano)

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Grissini, The Italian Breadstick
Cuisine: Italian
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Yield: 35
It's easy to make and it is delicious: grissini, the Italian breadstick
  • 500 g all purpose flour
  • 1 little packet of dried yeast
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2-3 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 300 ml warm water
  • 200 g grated cheese (what you like)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped oregano
  1. Mix together warm water, honey and yeast.
  2. Add to the mixture all the other ingredients and once the mixture starts to pull together, begin kneading the dough.
  3. Place the dough in a large bowl and cover it with a tea towel.
  4. Allow to rise till doubled in size.
  5. Knead the dough again and allow to rise again.
  6. On a floured surface, roll the dough to a large square (0,5 cm thick).
  7. Cut it into 1 cm strips. Each strip should be about 25-30 cm long.
  8. Roll them into thin sausage shape.
  9. Preheat the oven to 180C/350 F.
  10. Place them on floured baking trays.
  11. Bake the breadsticks till golden and crunchy. (About 15-20 min.)
Be very careful not to stretch the center too thin or the breadsticks will burn before the ends are fully baked.


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6 thoughts on “Easy recipe: Grissini, The Italian Breadstick

    1. Szia Timi!
      Nagyon köszönöm. Remélem, ez is ízleni fog, mert nálunk már 3. napja nem bírják abbahagyni, de ma ellenálltam és nem ilyet csináltam.

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