These homemade breadsticks have Christmas written all over them. Breadsticks are easy to make and a delicious addition to any gift basket. These crispy breadsticks are cousins with Italian Grissini but unlike them, these are based on butter instead of olive oil. You can decorate the breasticks with seeds, herbs, spices, and cheese to create a full collection of flavors.
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How this breadstick recipe came my way
The original recipe is by Swedish baker Heléne Johansson from the book “Bröd“. What can I say – I wish my mother taught me how to bake bread but it was the Swedish bakers and their books. Haha!
I have a heartfelt recommendation for this book. Johansson is not afraid to have opinions and uses quite a bit more salt than I personally enjoy in bread baking. But hey, a recipe is always a starting point for your own journey. The instructions below are re-written by yours truly.
I have scaled the recipe down to 30 sticks from 60 sticks. In reality, this means 3 sets of baking trays since I currently have a smaller oven. But with a normal oven, you can manage this recipe with two baking trays. If you’re in a serious baking mood, make a full batch!
Crispy & Buttery Homemade Breadsticks | Recipe
The recipe includes only 15g butter and is baked with fresh yeast. All-purpose flour is mixed with finely milled white rye, such as this Organic 5 Pounds White Rye Flour*. The recipe is easy and the kids can join along.
I was happy to remember this recipe from my archives the other day. It’s impossible to serve sweets and cookies to everyone yet it’s super boring to give just a bottle of wine to a friend. I think giving something homemade during Christmas time is a great tradition, don’t you think?
Breadsticks are approachable for all ages and are easy to serve on the side with cheese. A great snack all the way, especially on a charcuterie board.