Italian Grissini / homemade soup sticks / bread sticks These beautiful, delicious almost piquant bread sticks are a perfect replacement for deep fried croutons. They are a notch up from our regular soup sticks. I didn’t miss those croutons. If you make these at home, you will adore them too. You are sure to munch on them without soup, when you bake them at home. These soup sticks are crunchy, crispy packed with flavours of garlic and rosemary.
In a bowl combine all purpose flour, fresh rosemary (finely chopped), chilli flakes, minced garlic cloves, salt, sugar, yeast, and parmesan cheese. Use enough water to knead this mix into a smooth, elastic dough.
After initial combining of the ingredients in the bowl, flip the mix on a clean kitchen counter and knead further to make a soft dough ball. See the video for reference.
Slightly brush the inside of a bowl with some oil and place the dough ball in. Cover and keep this in a warm place for an hour or more, till the dough gets double in size.
Once the dough is risen, dust the kitchen counter with some flour and flip the dough on top. Dust a little more flour on it and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a thick sheet approximate 1/2 -1 cm thick.
Use a bench scraper to cut the dough into long strips /pencils. Carefully stretch a bit and place them on a baking tray which is lined with a parchment sheet or silicon sheet.
Brush the sticks with some milk and sprinkle the mix of seeds. (Black sesame, white sesame, poppy) on the top. Bake in a preheated oven ay 160* c for 35 minutes. Enjoy!