Perfect Sourdough Bread Sticks


These sourdough bread sticks can be made to fit any meal by topping them with different spices. They make a beautiful and tasty addition to soups and salads and are easily frozen to keep around for any time.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 50 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
12 bread sticks


  • 3 tablespoons white sugar, divided

  • 1 cup warm water, or more as needed

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup sourdough starter

  • 1 egg, separated

  • cooking spray


  1. Mix 2 tablespoons sugar with water until dissolved. Add yeast and let sit until foamy, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, mix remaining sugar, flour, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Combine sourdough starter and egg yolk in a separate bowl. Whisk egg white lightly and reserve in the refrigerator.

  3. Pour yeast and sourdough mixtures over the flour mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until dough starts to form and all dry ingredients are incorporated. Turn out onto a work surface and knead into a smooth ball.

  4. Spray the inside of the bowl with cooking spray. Place dough in the bowl and cover with a cloth. Let rise for 1 hour.

  5. Punch down dough and divide into 12 portions. Roll out into small balls; shape into 3- to 4-inch-long sticks. Divide bread sticks between 2 greased or nonstick pans. Cover with cloths and let rest for 45 minutes.

  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until light brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove 1 pan at a time and brush tops with egg white. Continue baking until medium brown, 5 to 10 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

Add any toppings you like after brushing bread sticks with egg white.

You can use a stand mixer to mix the dough and knead it with the dough hook if preferred.

Let cool fully and place in a zip-top bag to freeze. Will last 6 to 8 months in the freezer with no change in the taste or consistency. To thaw: just place them in the oven at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes. Need them fast? Pop them in the microwave for 1 minute at power level 8 and put them in the oven for 4 minutes at 400 degrees F (200 degree C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
1g Fat
41g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 100mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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