Prep 13 hrs
Cook 30 mins
Those very more-ish Italian breadsticks.
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 pinch sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra needed for baking
- 1⁄4 cup fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 6 cups flour
- Day 1: In a small bowl, stir the yeast into 1/2 cup of warm water.
- Add sugar and stir.
- Leave 10 minutes to ferment.
- Stir together the flour, cheese, rosemary and pepper.
- Place in a mound on a large board or counter, and make a well in the center.
- Add the yeast mixture, the remaining water, and the oil into the well.
- Mix together until stiff, and knead by hand until smooth for about 10 minutes.
- Shape into a ball, place in a greased bowl, cover with clingwrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Day2: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease 4 baking sheets.
- Take a handful of the dough, leaving the rest covered.
- Dust well with flour and press into a flat disk.
- Run the the first setting of the rollers in your pasta machine.
- Dust again with flour and roll through a second time.
- Again dust with flour and pass through the fettuccine cutter on the pasta machine.
- Carefully separate the grissini and place on the baking sheets so they do not touch.
- Brush with a little more oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool and store in an airtight container.
- Note: If the Grissini are well floured it makes separating them after they have been cut much easier!
Missy Wombat, saying these are "more-ish" is a flagrant understatement! They are fantastic! I only made half of the recipe because my oven is tiny. Half still makes quite a lot, so I think we'll have a few left by 4 pm (I'm still baking, and it's noon now.) On second thought, maybe not. I floured the dough well, as mentioned and had no problem with sticking. The first batch I baked as they were, after that I started making braids and twists. I did need about 2 tablespoons extra flour when making the dough, to get it to a kneadable consistency. I didn't chop the rosemary fine but it went through the pasta machine with no problems. And I moved the breadsticks around after they were partly baked so they would brown evenly. Thank you for this recipe! I'm going to throw out all my other breadstick recipes.