Grissini (Italian bread sticks)
Updated: Jun 20
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp warm water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp honey
1 3/4 cups + 1/2 tablespoon (AP) flour
1 tsp dry yeast (not instant)
2 1/4 tbsp olive oil
In the mixer, add the water, salt and honey, then place the flour on top and add the yeast, mix on medium speed for 2 minutes, then add the olive oil and continue to mix for about 5-7 minutes.
Place in a slightly oiled bowl and cover with a towel. Let it rise for approx. 90 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 220 C. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Shape dough into a flat rectangle shape and cut small pieces of dough. Stretch with your fingers to form long sticks. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes or until golden.
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