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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.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 50 mins
2 hrs 35 mins
25 mins
12 bread sticks


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix 2 tablespoons sugar with water until dissolved. Add yeast and let sit until foamy, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

200 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 40.9g; fat 0.9g; cholesterol 13.8mg; sodium 205.3mg. Full Nutrition