Black Pepper Sticks

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by ellie_

I came across these and thought these would be a great appetizer dipped in olive oil or served with dinner. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (June 1985)

Top Review by Karen..

These were a nice change from biscuits or rolls. The pepper gave them a little spice (I used 1/2 tsp), but I feel like they were missing a little something. I did rub butter over the tops while they were warm and that added some flavor. This is a good, easy recipe for breadsticks and I'd like to try them again with some variations. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 (2 1/4 teaspoon) envelope yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12-1 teaspoon coarsely cracked pepper (depending on taste)
  • 34 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (plus additional olive oil for oiling bowl and pans)


  1. Combine 2 cups flour, yeast, salt and pepper in food processor using the steel knife and on/off turns. With machine running pour in 3/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon oil through the feed tube and process until dough clings to slide of workbowl. If the dough is too sticky add extra flour one tablespoon at a time, if too dry add more water one tablespoon at a time until it is right consistency.
  2. Continue processing dough for 40 seconds until dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. Knead on floured board for 1 minute.
  4. Transfer dough to oiled bowl, turning to cover all surfaces. Cover and let dough rise for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 450-degrees F.
  6. Coast baking sheet with olive oil.
  7. Roll small pieces (about the size of a walnut) into 10-inch sticks. Arrange on baking sheet, spacing one inch apart.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until brown.

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