Bread Sticks

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    Thirty-Four 12 inch

    -long Bread Sticks
    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2007

  • About

One of the great things about making bread sticks—known as grissini in Italy—is how little dough you need to make a lot of them. Any bread dough will do as long as it is stiff enough to hold its shape. The dough used here is flavored with olive oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.


  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ pound


Review the steps for bread making before beginning. Combine the flour, salt, and cheese in a bowl if you are mixing the dough by hand or in the mixer bowl if you are using a stand mixer. Pour over the water. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let stand for 3 minutes, or until the yeast softens. Pour over the olive oil.