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Crispy breadsticks (Grissini)

Crunchy, dry breadsticks are great for breakfasts or quick snacks. These Mediterranean breadsticks can be seasoned with all kinds of things for a new grissini each time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 16 breadsticks
Calories: 118.2kcal
Author: Amira


  • 3 cups all purpose flour.
  • 3 Tablespoon dry milk.
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar.
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds . optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Anise seeds . optional
  • 1/4 cup oil.
  • 1 Tablespoon dry yeast.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water more or less depends greatly on your flour.


  • Sift flour in mixer bowl.
  • Combine flour, yeast, sugar, fennel seeds, anise seeds, dry milk, and salt. Mix well
  • Add oil and keep on mixing.
  • Then gradually add water, until you get a consistent dough. let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Cut the dough into 4 equal parts then cut each part into 4 sections.
  • Roll each section into a stick of 1/2 inch diameter.
  • Line a baking sheet with Silpat or a parchment paper.
  • Arrange the sticks in the baking sheet and trim the ends so all the sticks would be the same size.
  • Brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds or Nigella seeds.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until it reaches your desired color, then cover loosely with aluminum foil and up the temperature to 400F, continue baking until it has hardened and not soft to the touch, mine took another 13-15 minutes.
  • Allow breadsticks to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • They will keep fresh in an airtight container for 5 - 7 days.


Serving suggestions:
Serve by itself with a cup of tea with cream or serve with different cheese or dips like tahini, baba Ganoush, Muhammara or hummus.
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Calories: 118.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.8g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 3.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 0.9mg | Sodium: 40.4mg | Potassium: 59.5mg | Sugar: 1.9g