Preparing a batch of these crispy, curly breadsticks is a fun activity for little bakers. Paired with a savory dip, they're a great party snack. Start with our basic dough recipe, which can also be used to make Sandwich Loaf, Wreath Bread, and Pear Fritters
Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or generously grease it with olive oil.
Cloak the dough to help it hold its shape while it rises: dust it with flour, then quickly shape it into a ball by stretching the surface and tucking it under the bottom, then rotating it a quarter-turn as you work. Roll it out into an 8- by 12-inch rectangle. Brush it generously with olive oil, sprinkle on the cheese, and scatter on salt and herbs to taste. Use a pizza cutter, as shown, or a sharp knife to slice the dough along its shorter side into 1/4-inch-wide strips.
Stretch the strips into 12-inch lengths and lay them on the prepared cookie sheet spaced one inch apart. You can make zigzag or swirled breadsticks by shaping them on the cookie sheet.
Bake the breadsticks on the oven's center rack until they're golden brown, about 12 minutes. Let them cool completely before serving.
Per serving (6 breadsticks): Calories 207 ● Total Fat
10 g (16% DV) ● Saturated Fat 2 g (8% DV) ● Cholesterol 21 mg (7% DV) ● Sodium 163 mg (7% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 25 g (8% DV) ● Fiber 1 g (5% DV) ● Sugars 4 g ● Protein 4 g (8% DV)
Percent daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.