"Those very more-ish Italian breadsticks."
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Ready In:
13hrs 30mins
200 grissini




  • 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!

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  1. 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.


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