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    Twisted Black Olive Breadsticks. Photo by Tia Mouse

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    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)'s Note:

    Quick and easy appetizer that tastes and looks like it was prepared by an expensive caterer! Ever since my dear friend NCMysteryShopper sent me some Black Olive Paste for Christmas, I have been searching for just the right recipe to try it out! VIOLA! Revised from a recipe found on

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    • 1 lb frozen bread dough, thawed
    • 2 tablespoons black olive paste (preferably not tapenade)
    • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


    1. 1
      Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 400°F
    2. 2
      Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
    3. 3
      Cut dough into 12 equal pieces.
    4. 4
      Roll each piece into a 10-inch-long rope on a lightly floured surface with lightly floured hands, stretching as needed, then pat lightly to flatten slightly.
    5. 5
      Spread top of each rope with 1/2 teaspoon olive paste, then fold in half. Let stand, uncovered, 10 minutes.
    6. 6
      Working with 1 piece at a time, twist folded dough, stretching it slightly, into a 6-inch twist, then transfer to 1 of 2 baking sheets, pressing ends lightly onto parchment to keep twists from untwisting.
    7. 7
      Brush twists generously with egg white and sprinkle with cumin and kosher salt, pressing to help adhere.
    8. 8
      Bake twists, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until golden, 22 to 24 minutes total.
    9. 9
      Transfer twists to a rack and cool to just warm.
    10. 10
    11. 11
      Twists (without egg white and seeds) can be prepared 2 hours ahead and chilled, covered. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before coating with egg white and seeds and baking.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 10, 2009


      These are ADDICTIVE! Love this recipe, and it is super easy..I followed recipe but sprinkled with Sea Salt instead of kosher..Wonderful recipe mama's kitchen! Made for holiday P-A-R-T-Y tag game

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    • on May 12, 2009


      You can't get any easier but still tasty! I used Ma Hiker's black olive paste Black Olive Paste instead of store-bought. I loved the extra zip the cumin seed added, I toasted them in a dry pan before using. I liked Tia Mouse's suggestion of trying this with pesto, I am a basil-holic. These would be so good dipped in a marinara sauce. Thanks for a keeper, Mama! Made for ZWT5, Hell's Kitchen Angels team.

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    • on June 10, 2008


      These were super yummy! I served them as part of my Greek meal during ZWT 4. Made for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.

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    Nutritional Facts for Twisted Black Olive Breadsticks

    Serving Size: 1 (41 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2.0
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 150.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.3 g

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    frozen bread dough

    black olive paste

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