Bread Machine Breadsticks

"The machine does the hard work and the shaping and baking in the oven is easy with this dough. Add your own toppings like dried onion bits if you like, but I like to top with kosher salt to bake and serve them with a roasted garlic butter. From The Bread Machine Cookbook by Donna Rathwell German."
photo by  Pamela photo by  Pamela
photo by Pamela
photo by Donna V. photo by Donna V.
photo by George Clement photo by George Clement
Ready In:
2hrs 15mins
16 large bread sticks




  • Add ingredients into your bread machine in the order given, excluding the egg white and water (glaze ingredients).
  • Start machine on dough cycle.
  • When the dough is ready turn out onto your countertop. You shouldn't need much flour.
  • Cut dough into pieces the size of an egg and roll and stretch with your hands into 6 to 8 inch ropes. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Cover with a tea towel and let rise 20 minutes.
  • Mix the egg white and Tbsp water to make a glaze and brush over the breadsticks after they are risen. Add kosher salt, sesame seeds, or other toppings if you like.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Time includes the 2 hour dough cycle.

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  1. I made these tonight to go with baked ziti and they were a big hit with my family. I did make a couple minor changes though. In addition to the butter I added slightly less than 1 tbsp of olive oil and then I also let them rise for about 40 minutes, at 20 min they hadn't risen very much for me (probably because my kitchen was a little drafty tonight). When they came out of the oven I lightly brushed them with melted garlic butter and some Parmesan cheese. I will definitely be making these again. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
  2. WOW! These are the soft breadsticks we have been looking for. I let them rise about 40 minutes. We topped them with lots of garlic butter and parmesan cheese after baking. Make sure you bake them close together to keep them soft. Thank you PAC '08 for letting me meet Cookin-jo!
  3. I was intending to make pretzels but used this recipe by mistake. Wow, everyone LOVED them! The texture was phenomenal.
    • Review photo by Donna V.
  4. made these breadsticks and the texture was so nice I made a loaf of bread. OMG it was light and fluffy. Used the rapid setting and boy I may never purchase another loaf of store bought bread again. Thanks
  5. I made these for a dinner with a class. The only thing I added was a sprinkle of Italian bread seasoning on top of the egg white. When they were cooked, I put a little butter on each on to keep them soft en route to the dinner. Everyone loved them, and I will make them again.


  1. 1. Because I thought I was making pretzels (!), I dipped them in a baking soda bath before baking. 2. I washed them with vegan margarine instead of egg, then sprinkled Kosher salt on top.


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