Salt Sticks

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Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

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A childhood memory of frequently being favored with chewy salt sticks in a neighborhood bakery prompted us to re-create this old-fashioned Central European bread. Perhaps your children will enjoy the exacting task of unfurling a crusty baked salt stick without making any tears (and rolling up the raw dough, too, for that matter).


  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon lard or unsalted butter
  • ½


  1. In a saucepan, heat together the skim milk, lard or butter, water, salt, and 2 teaspoons sugar until the fat melts. Let cool to 110 degrees in the large bowl of an electric mixer.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the warm water, pinch of sugar, and yeast i