"Delicious bread sticks that we enjoy with soup or salad. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (March 1986)"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
40 bread sticks


  • 3 - 3 12 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup vegetable oil (we use corn oil)
  • 1 14 cups hot water
  • 1 egg white, beaten with
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • garlic salt


  • Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt in large bowl. Stir in oil.
  • Add water (1 1/4 cups) and combine well until well blended (2 minutes with an electric mixer or a bit longer by hand).
  • Beat (or stir in) in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead for one minute or until smooth. Divide dough in half.
  • Working with one half at a time, Roll one half into a 10-inch log.
  • Cut log into 1-inch pieces. Cut each piece in half. Roll each piece into a 10-inch stick. Arrange on foil covered cookie sheets.
  • Repeat with remaining dough (you should get about 40 bread sticks) Let rise for 20-30 minutes or until puffy.
  • Preheat oven to 300-degrees F.
  • Prepare glaze by beating egg white with 1 tablespoon water. Brush bread sticks with glaze and then sprinkle with garlic salt (or if you prefer coarse salt).
  • Bake for 45- 50 minutes or until bread sticks are golden brown.

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  1. Made the whole batch of this great bread sticks, then shared some of them with a friend who also loves 'em! I made half of them with garlic & half with coarser salt, & although we liked them both ways, I'm leaning a bit more toward those with garlic! I'll definitely be making these again & again! A great keeper of a recipe, for sure! [Made & reviewed in Newest Zaar Tag, under the 24-hour rule!]
  2. These were just okay for me. I massively scaled down the recipe to make just a few breadsticks. They were alot smaller than I expected. Simple if I'm in a pinch, but not sure I would make again.
  3. Quick and easy to make. And you can serve them to almost everything. I followed the recipe without any problems. The breadsticks were crunchy as I like them. A fantastic snack. Thanks for posting such a great breadstick recipe, which can be widely used.
  4. These are wonderful. I made these with your fried chicken recipe #63339 last night. My family loved both. They have requested these again for dinner tonight. My sticks were done in 30 minutes but I put a butter garlic mixture on them after 25 minutes in the oven. So, maybe the butter browned them faster. Anyway will be using this recipe alot. Thanks.
  5. ellie, Thanks so much. These are ready in no time! The directions are wonderful. I am sure I will make these again, really soon.


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