Friday, September 18, 2009


While "working" today, I came across a great recipe for bread sticks that I just had to try. A fellow Etsian was kind enough to let me share the recipe with you!

By the way, she has a great shop that you should check out here. KarenElizDesigns

I must admit, that I am not much of a baker, probably not enough patience. We don't even own any teaspoon or tablespoon measuring thingys. But I was able to whip these out without a problem! Try them yourself and let me know how it goes.

1 pkg. active dry yeast
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup warm water
1 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1 cup shredded old cheddar

Combine yeast and warm water in a measuring cup and let
stand 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour
and spices. Add 3 tbsp of the oil. Stir the yeast mixture
into the flour mixture to make a shaggy dough. Mix in the
cheese with your hands. Knead for 5 minutes, then let rise for
1 1/2 hours. Punch down the dough, then divide it into 32 pieces.
Roll each piece into a long, skinny stick approximately 12 inches long.
Place the sticks on a cookie sheet, brush them with the rest of the
olive oil, and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.


  1. wow, these look amazing. There's truly no better comfort food than homemade bread, and homemade bread with cheese in it seems almost sinful. I can't wait to make these for myself.

  2. I agree. Semolina is my latest crazze