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Dinnertime Breadsticks

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Makes:28 breadsticks
Freezing:not recommended

Add a special touch to any dinner with these crisp and tasty breadsticks. It’s impossible to eat just one!


2 cups 500 mL milk
1/4 cup 50 mL Crisco® Vegetable Oil
1/4 cup 50 mL honey
1 tsp 5 mL sugar
1/4 cup 50 mL warm water (105°-115°F/40°-56°C)
2 tbsp 30 mL active dry yeast
5 1/2 cups 1375 mL Robin Hood® Best For Bread Homestyle White Flour, separated, plus extra flour for kneading
2 tsp 10 mL salt
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 tsp each 30 mL sesame seeds and coarse salt

For Herb Breadsticks (optional)

2 tbsp 30 mL chopped fresh chives
2 tbsp 30 mL chopped fresh thyme
1 tbsp 15 mL chopped fresh rosemary


  1. Heat, in saucepan, milk just until steaming. Stir in oil and honey. Set aside to cool.
  2. Sprinkle, in large bowl, sugar over water and add yeast; let stand for 10 minutes or until frothy. Stir warm milk mixture into yeast mixture. Add 2 cups (500 mL) of flour stirring until mixture is smooth. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir, with wooden spoon, in salt (and chives, thyme and rosemary, if using) and gradually stir in 3 1/2 cups (875 mL) of flour until a soft dough is formed. Transfer to lightly floured surface. Sprinkling surface with extra flour as needed to prevent sticking, knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  4. Cut dough into 28 pieces. With palms, roll each piece into 10" (25 cm) lengths. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet about 1" (2.5 cm) apart. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and let rise in warm, draft-free place for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
  6. Brush tops with beaten egg white and sprinkle with seeds or coarse salt.
  7. Bake in centre of preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.


  • These are also divine just sprinkled with grated Cheddar cheese before baking.
  • Kids will have a great time rolling dough.

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