Grissini: Easy and Delicious Italian Breadsticks

These spindly Italian breadsticks have the perfect crispy snap
Grissini

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Grissini

These grissini are surprisingly easy to make. They’re an ideal accompaniment to your aperitif, and they also work beautifully with a cheese board.

This recipe is courtesy of Eating Well.

6
Servings
362
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cup lukewarm water
  • 2 Teaspoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 3/4 Cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 4 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon coarse sea salt

Directions

Combine water and sugar in a large bowl. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add yeast and let stand for 10 minutes, until it is bubbling.

Add whole-wheat flour, 13/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, and 1 teaspoon salt. Mix with a wooden spoon, and, when it begins to come together, with your hands, until well combined. If the dough is too sticky, add the remaining all-purpose flour.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for approximately 5 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic. Gather the dough into a ball.

Lightly oil a clean, large bowl. Place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat in oil. Cover with a kitchen towel and set aside in a warm space for 1–1 ½ hours, until doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil 2 large baking sheets.

Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces. Stretch and roll each piece to roughly 24 inches long and 3/8 inch thick. Cut each piece in half. You will have 24 breadsticks.

Place the dough on the baking trays, leaving ½ inch between each breadstick. Brush both sides of the breadstick with remaining extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle with remaining salt.

Bake for 15 minutes, turn the breadsticks over, and bake for a further 15 minutes until crisp and golden.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
16%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Protein
10g
19%
Carbs
59g
20%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.5%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
21mg
2%
Fiber
5g
22%
Folate (food)
74µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
183µg
46%
Folic acid
64µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
59mg
15%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
25%
Phosphorus
183mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
191mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
20.2%
Sodium
322mg
13%
Sugars, added
1g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
48.2%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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