April 2, 2012 Published by Dina

Breadsticks are a fun addition to an appetizer selection. These are made without yeast and are light a crisp. You can flavour the dough with herbs or sprinkle it with exotic salts and seeds. Some suggestions: black Hawaiian salt, pink Himalayan salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds etc.


2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon paprika optional

2 tablespoon grated Parmesan

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped

4 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup water, more as needed

Olive oil for brushing sticks

Coarse salt

Sesame seeds




Place flour, salt, baking powder, paprika, Parmesan and thyme in a food processor and pulse to combine.

Add oil and pulse until the mixture looks like oatmeal flakes.

With the food processor running add the water and continue mixing until the dough gathers into a ball and pulls from the side of the machine. You may need to add some more water if it’s too dry.

Roll the dough over a floured surface into a thin rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. Trim the sheet of dough to a symmetrical rectangle.

With a pizza cutter cut the sheet into 1/4 inch wide strips.

Roll each stick into a cylinder with floured palms of your hands.

Lined a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.

Lay dough sticks on the foil, spacing about 1 1/5 inches apart.

Brush sticks with olive oil.

Sprinkle sticks with coarse salt, sesame seed, rosemary or thyme.

Bake in 350 degrees oven until golden and crisp.

Remove and let cool before serving.