I made these bread sticks to go with the onion and cider soup i made for dinner.
They were great for dunking in the soup and soaked the soup up well, without getting soggy!!
You can use any topping for the bread sticks.
I used cracked black pepper, smoked sea salt and poppy seeds.
Cooking time 20 minutes
Prep time 1 hour
Makes 12 bread sticks
Pre heat oven 200c, 400f, gas mark 6
1lb Strong bread flour, plus extra for dusting
1x 7g sachet of easy dried yeast
1 ½ tsp salt
250- 275ml warm water
Oil for cling film
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Poppy seeds, sea salt, cracked black pepper, or whatever you are using to top the bread sticks with.
Dust 2 baking trays with flour.
Put the flour, yeast and salt into a bowl with the warm water and mix till it comes together, if kneading by hand, knead for 10 minutes, if doing it in a machine knead for 5 minutes with the hook attachment. It's ready when the dough springs back to the touch.
Cut into 12, roll into balls, then roll into sausages.
At this point you can twist the dough, or leave them as they are, cover with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm place for 30 - 45 minutes.
Brush with the olive oil and sprinkle the toppings on them, then bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool and enjoy!!
They are also good with dips and olive oil and balsamic vinegar.