244 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 165
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2

I make these bread sticks by the hundreds every year and my kids take them to school for snacks. The dough can be made in the bread machine, or you can double it and make it in a stand mixer.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). When dough cycle is complete, remove dough to a lightly oiled surface. Divide dough up into 18 pieces. Roll each piece on an oiled board, from center of piece to the outside edges to form bread sticks. Place bread sticks at least 1 inch apart on the prepared pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; 3.5 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 278 mg sodium. 26 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2008
Yum this recipe turned out wonderfully with some slight changes! I made this recipe the traditional way w/out a bread machine by proofing yeast w/ 1 tbs honey and warm water for about 10mins. Then added the rest of the ingredients (I cup of flour at a time until elastic) kneaded the dough for about 6-8 mins and let it rise until doubled. Changes: I made these into 12 large sweet rolls instead of breadsticks. Since the dough is pretty sweet I didn t add any additional sugar I just left out the seeds. If you are making breadsticks I'd decrease the sugar to 2-3 tbs. and you might want to try adding some garlic oregano and onion powder to the dough to make it really tasty. The trick to getting a crunchy exterior is by spraying the dough with oil before baking. You will get a better texture if you use bread four instead of all-purpose (although all-purpose still works well). If you are still getting a tough breadstick try decreasing the sugar (sugar competes with the yeast for liquid) and/or increase the butter to 4 tbs). Wonderful recipe besides those small changes!!!
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/11/2005
I used the stand mixer method and it didnt come out good for me. Im sure I must have did something wrong and I may try it again in the future. the only thing different I did was used regular flour instead of bread flour.
244 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 165
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2008
Yum this recipe turned out wonderfully with some slight changes! I made this recipe the traditional way w/out a bread machine by proofing yeast w/ 1 tbs honey and warm water for about 10mins. Then added the rest of the ingredients (I cup of flour at a time until elastic) kneaded the dough for about 6-8 mins and let it rise until doubled. Changes: I made these into 12 large sweet rolls instead of breadsticks. Since the dough is pretty sweet I didn t add any additional sugar I just left out the seeds. If you are making breadsticks I'd decrease the sugar to 2-3 tbs. and you might want to try adding some garlic oregano and onion powder to the dough to make it really tasty. The trick to getting a crunchy exterior is by spraying the dough with oil before baking. You will get a better texture if you use bread four instead of all-purpose (although all-purpose still works well). If you are still getting a tough breadstick try decreasing the sugar (sugar competes with the yeast for liquid) and/or increase the butter to 4 tbs). Wonderful recipe besides those small changes!!!
(298)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2003
SENSATIONAL! I am having company from out of town tomorrow and will be serving a spaghetti and meatball dinner. I wanted something extra special and different for a bread. After finding this one I decided to try it. Ite was easy and wonderful! However instead of rolling the dough into 18 separate balls and then rolling them out individually I rolled the dough into a rectangle and took a pizza cutter cutting the dough into strips. It worked perfectly and was time saving. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
(158)
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2005
These were great. Crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy inside. I added garlic powder oregano basil and parsley to the dough. I used the stand mixer and did not double the recipe. I kneaded by hand for aobut 10 minutes and let the dough rest for 10 minutes before shaping.
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2005
Excellent recipe. The dough was extremely easy to work with and easy to add any personal touch you may want I.E. garlic butter oregano etc. I took the tip from STACERP and LCAROLINE to roll dough out in rectangle and cut with knife or pizza cutter. For crispier sticks cook at 400º for 8 min then reduce heat to 350º until golden brown.
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Easy & delicious! I baked the bread sticks on a pizza baking stone - didn't need to spray it with nonstick spray - they came out golden brown and perfect. I liked being able to use the bread machine to mix it and go through the initial rise. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Great recipe. It's a keeper.
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
These are the best homemade bread sticks I have had. They are also very quick and easy. I vary the recipe by substituting olive oil for the butter and adding a liitle salt.
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2003
I omitted the sesame seeds and made these into cinna-sticks and they were great.
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2011
I must admit I changed the recipe. Trying to be more healthy I substituted 1.5 cups wheat flour and added 1/4 cup wheat germ; left out the sesame seeds because children don't like them. LOVED this! Will definitely be making as often as I have time. Also don't have a bread machine so I just mixed it all together kneaded 5 min left to rise then shaped and baked. Not sure why they say "3 hrs." it takes me about an hour and a quarter. Still love these! Still don't have a bread machine though and don't keep powdered milk on hand so I just substitute regular milk for the water add sugar and yeast let sit for a few minutes to proof add to rest of ingredients mix knead for a bit (4-5 min) then proof in slightly warm oven for 30-45 min. Then bake and heavenly! My family fight over them. Depending on the meal I also sometimes add garlic and/or Italian herbs. Absolutely the best!
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