On the fifth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me….Party Breadsticks

Party Breadsticks
I suppose you’re thinking breadsticks is a really random type of recipe to include in a twelve days of Christmas, believe me if you’re having a party these will amaze people….you made them yourself…..?  really…?  Watch them disappear at the speed of lightening!

Makes 24 super long breadsticks.

Ingredients:

225g strong white flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried yeast
1 tsp sugar
150ml milk
30g butter, melted

1 egg to glaze
Flavourings of your choice – salt and pepper, parmesan

Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Add the milk and melted butter and combine into a soft but not too sticky dough.

Knead the dough for ten minutes by hand.  If you have a bread machine you can get it to do the work for you adding all the ingredients and using just the dough setting.

Once your dough is smooth and elastic place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with clingfilm or a tea towel and leave to rise for an hour in a warm spot.

Once doubled in size tip out the dough onto your work surface and give it a quick pummel with your hands to knock it back.

Preheat the oven to 190c Fan/200c/Gas Mark 6.

Pinch small amounts off the dough and roll into long thin sausage shapes.

Beat the egg for the egg wash in a large dish, a lasagne type casserole dish is perfect.

One a plate prepare your flavourings – salt and pepper or grated parmesan cheese – these breadsticks taste just as good plain too.

Take the breadsticks one by one holding at either end and swim them through the egg wash, followed by a roll around in the salt and pepper and place onto a greased baking tray.

Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

Breadsticks will keep up to two weeks in an airtight container.

Party Breadsticks

Party Breadsticks

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

Finalist on BBC2 The Great British Bake Off

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15 Responses to On the fifth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me….Party Breadsticks

  1. Arline says:

    I'm really enjoying having a look at your recipes Ruth, thanks for sharing! I never thought about making these…am too lazy and usually go for shop bought! These seem really easy though…may experiment!x

  2. Shamaila says:

    Would this work for a pizza base too?

  3. lazylol says:

    ohh I will have to try these. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. Laura W says:

    We make our own breadsticks but using pizza base dough and we smother them in garlic butter and semolina…. lovely :-)

  5. Ruth says:

    Yes the dough will work well as a pizza base

  6. babyfairy says:

    This sounds yummy. THanks for sharing x

  7. Anonymous says:

    Another thing for me to try. Glad to hear my breadmaker can deal with the hard bit and I have parmesan in fridge. Can't wait – thanks Ruth.

    PS.Thanks for reply concerning glossy leaves, will try the steaming but before I put on cake.
    Warm regards,
    Glo.

  8. Made With Pink says:

    Oooh, these look delicious!!! I've never made breadsticks before, I may have to give these a go. I need to snacky things to make for my Christmas party next weekend. These might do the trick!

  9. Anonymous says:

    We've just made these and they were lovely. However ….. we rolled some in chilli flakes and they blew our socks off!

  10. shinyhappyperson says:

    Hi Ruth
    Can you use olives in the bread mix too?
    Am so looking forward to making these!
    sarah

  11. Ruth says:

    Sarah – I don't see why not, knead them in after the dough has risen and then shape the breadsticks – sounds lovely! xx

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the recipe Ruth – I made these for my sister and family who visited for the weekend and they wolfed them down. I made them a little on the thick side (24 rather than the 24 you suggested) and will try and make more next time. Rolling into sausage shapes was VERY satisfying!
    Aileen

  13. Peter Rabbit says:

    many thanks ruth, i shall enjoy having a go at these
    i was thinking i might put some herbs and/or spices in
    and i might shape them like a snake!!? just for fun!!??

  14. shinyhappyperson says:

    Hi Ruth
    I made them with the olives and they are really good! I also did some olive & parmesan ones too – fiendishly good!
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us all.
    Merry Christmas!
    Sarah

  15. Kirstie phillipson says:

    Day 13 for me haha these are going on my buffet table I didn’t realise they are that easy to make

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