These homemade breadsticks are a classic snack that is perfect for any occasion. Made with simple ingredients like bread flour, olive oil, and a variety of herbs and spices, these delicious treats are easy to make and sure to please.
How to make homemade breadsticks
To start, prepare the dough. For this recipe I like to use bread flour but all-purpose flour works as well if that is what you have on hand.
Start by combining yeast, sugar, and lukewarm water in a medium bowl, letting it rest for 5 minutes to activate the yeast. In a large bowl, whisk together flour and salt, and then add water, dissolved yeast, and olive oil. Knead the dough for about 5-10 minutes until smooth and transfer to an oiled bowl. Cover and let rest at room temperature for about an hour until doubled in size.
Once the dough has risen, on a floured surface roll out the dough into a rectangular shape and cut in half lengthwise. Then, cut each half into 1-inch strips. Twist each strip of dough and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cover with a kitchen towel and let them rest for 20-30 minutes more. Meanwhile, preheat the oven.
Next, brush the breadsticks with a mixture of olive oil, salt, oregano, parsley, and garlic powder. This combination of flavors adds depth and complexity to the breadsticks, making them a truly delicious treat. Once the breadsticks are coated in the herb and spice mixture, they are ready to be baked in the oven.
After baking for 12-13 minutes, the breadsticks emerge from the oven golden brown and fragrant. The aroma of freshly baked bread mixed with the delicious scent of herbs and spices is sure to make your mouth water.
These homemade breadsticks are a simple and satisfying snack that you can easily customize to suit your taste preferences. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can create a delicious and nutritious treat that is perfect for any occasion. Hope you will try them out. If you do, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how they turn out for you.
What to serve with breadsticks
These breadsticks are perfect for dipping into your favorite sauces. Here are some of our favorite options for entertaining or snacking any time of the day. This Greek Tzatziki Sauce is a refreshing yogurt-based dip with cucumber and garlic. This Marinara Sauce is a classic tomato sauce with herbs, perfect for dipping breadsticks. This White Bean Dip is a flavorful dip featuring cannellini beans, garlic, and lemon juice. If you like avocado you must try this Perfect Guacamole. It is a flavorful dip made with ripe avocados, lime juice, and spices. This Red Lentil and Walnut Dip is a delicious and healthy appetizer that is easy to make at home. This vegan and gluten-free dip is packed with protein and flavor, making it a great addition to any snack or party spread.
Other bread recipes you may like to try
These Homemade Baguettes have a crispy crust and a soft, airy interior. They are perfect for bruschetta, or just with some dipping sauces. The recipe requires only a few ingredients, and the result is impressive. You can make them in advance and freeze them for later use.
These Easy Buns are soft, fluffy, and perfect for your homemade burgers or for a snack platter. They are quick to make, and you can customize them with different toppings like sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or even cheese.
This Italian Classic Foccacia is topped with olive oil, salt, and rosemary, making it a flavorful accompaniment to any meal. It has a chewy texture and is perfect for dipping in olive oil or balsamic vinegar. You can also add other toppings like cherry tomatoes, olives, or caramelized onions.
For the dough
- 4 cups (500g) bread flour
- 2 ¼ tsp (7g) active dry yeast (or 25 g fresh yeast)
- 1 tsp (5g) sugar
- 1 tsp (5g) salt
- 1 ½ cup (350ml) water
- 2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil
- 4 tbsp (60ml) olive oil
- 1/4 tsp (1g) garlic powder
- 1 ½ tsp (7g) flaky sea salt
- 2 tsp oregano , dried
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley , chopped
Prepare the dough.
- In a medium bowl add yeast, 1 tsp (5g) sugar, and ¼ cup (60ml) lukewarm water. Let it rest for 5 minutes to activate the yeast.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the remaining water, dissolved yeast and olive oil. Start kneading for about 5-10 minutes, until smooth and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl and cover it with plastic wrap.
- Let the dough rest for about 1 hour at room temperature (warm space) until doubled in size.
Shape the breadsticks.
- On a floured surface, roll the dough into about 12×16 inch (30x40cm) rectangle.
- Cut the dough in half lengthwise.
- Using a knife or a pizza cutter cut each half into 1-inch (2.5 cm) strips.
- Twist each strip of dough and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Cover with a kitchen towel and let them rest for 20-30 minutes more.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375F (190C).
Prepare the olive oil brush mixture.
- In a small bowl, mix together, the olive oil, with garlic powder, dried oregano, fresh parsley and flaky sea salt.
- Brush the breadsticks with the olive oil mixture.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and fragrant.
- Serve the breadsticks with your favorite dipping sauce.