Easy homemade breadsticks with sesame seeds, fresh basil and parsley

Breadsticks / Grissini

I am one of those people who love bread, any type of bread but one who always catches my attention when I go to the restaurant or at the supermarket, is its variety in breadsticks. This is my first attempt of making them and I am very happy to have reproduced these long crackers which have inside few simple ingredients, are easy to make and are definitely healthier than those we buy at the supermarket. I added fresh parsley, basil and sesame seeds but you can add whatever spice or flavour you prefer.

For this recipe you will need:

7 gr of dried yeast

1 teaspoon of sugar

500gr of strong white flour

60ml Olive oil

15 gr of fresh parsley (or dried parsley)

15 gr of fresh Basil

15 gr of Sesame seeds

2 teaspoon of Salt

315ml of Warm Water

For the preparation:

Mix the yeast, the sugar and 315 ml of warm water in a small bowl and leave to rest for about 5-10 minutes, until you see the yeast is bubbling and foaming on the top.

Meanwhile in another bowl mix the flour with the salt, then add (the mixture of water sugar and yeast), the olive oil and carefully knead the mixture until soft and elastic (adding some water if necessary) and then form a ball. Now add only the herbs (saving the sesame seed which I added later) and knead again and after that put the kneaded ball into a transparent bowl (in which I put some oil so that the mixture doesn’t stick) cover with a cling film and let to rest inside the oven with just the light on for about 1 hour, until it doubles in volume.

how to make Breadsticks / Grissini

After an hour, preheat the oven at 200 C/ 400 F/gas mark 6. Take 2 flat baking trays and in put some baking paper then take the mixture,Β kneadΒ it for 1 minute and then carefully divide it into 20-24 portions and then roll each portion until you have a long cracker shape, carefully place them on the tray (and sprinkle some sesame seed on some of them to add extra flavour). Now sprinkle with some water and bake for about 15-20 minutes (until slightly brown and crispy-it really depends upon the oven).

And that’s it, now you can have them with any dip or sauce you prefer.

I definitely recommend trying to make your own breadsticks because you will be surprised by the results and it is very easy to make. You can have them if you go for a picnic or a nice special dinner date or simply for a healthy snack. When I was in Italy I remember eating them with some good Parma ham wrapped around them. Β (Grissini con Prosciutto Crudo – in Italian) Delicious!!!

Hope you like this very simple but healthy snack! πŸ™‚

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65 comments

  1. YUM I will definitely be giving this a try. I enjoy breadsticks but not those storebought ones!

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    1. I completely agree with you, because if you check the labels of those in the supermarkets, there are at least 20 ingredients (most of them rubbish) when you need just few and simple ones. Thank you very much for the kind words and I really hope you will like the results! Fingers crossed! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  2. Love this Alice! I might have to gather my courage, face my fear and…make bread!😱 They look lovely!!!

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    1. Thank you Farianti, please try them I am sure you will like the results and it is incredibly easy! Fingers crossed! πŸ™‚ xxxxx

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      1. Not sure if I’m ready to use yeast! Lol!! What is yeast in Spanish, that would be good to find out first! Haha!😘

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      2. Lol, ahahahahahahaah
        Anyway Yeast-Levadura (in Spanish)
        No excuses! Lol, πŸ™‚

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      3. Darn!!! I did not want to know that!! Hahaha!!! Err…but levadura is also self raising flour here. Too confusing Alice…I can’t! I just can’t!!πŸ˜©πŸ˜‰

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      4. Lol, πŸ™‚

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  3. Me too, I’m going to try it. Thanks.
    Leslie

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    1. Hope you will like it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Thanks Alice.
        Leslie

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  4. Ah. Yum. I love bread – garlic bread regular bread any bread haha

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    1. Lol, πŸ™‚

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  5. This looks good… and not too complex. I love bread too so I’m definitely going to try this.

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words! I am happy you like the recipe and find it easy to reproduce, hope you will like the results! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  6. Yum! I’m a bread lover too!

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    1. Welcome to the bread lover club! πŸ™‚

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  7. That looks so good! – A must try πŸ™‚
    – Britt

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    1. Thank you so much Britt for the good words, hope you will like them as much as I did!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  8. Wow…thanks for the recipe…the place where I stay doesn’t have good bakeries …shall make it once my kitchen starts again…

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    1. Thank you Natasha for the very nice words! Please try the recipe, I find it quite easy and I believe that’s nothing better than the freshly baked bread smell in your kitchen! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  9. These are so cute……will try them out for sure! It has been a long time since I made bread sticks and these look great……

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    1. Thank you so much Diana for the nice words, I love the simplicity and the taste of breadsticks so now I am happy I know how to make them now! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  10. Drooling over these! Are they completely crunchy, or do they have a doughy chew too?

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    1. They are completely crunchy! πŸ™‚

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    2. Thank you very much for the nice comment!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    1. Thank you so much Globalresidence for the nice comment! πŸ™‚

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  11. lushdeez · · Reply

    Yum! Those look delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much lushdeez for the very nice words, hope you get the chance to try them! πŸ™‚

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  12. Crunchy and delicious πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, hope you get the chance to try them! πŸ™‚

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  13. Wow, these look so good! There really is nothing quite like fresh baked bread!

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    1. I completely agree with you and thank you for the very nice words!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  14. I love bread and these breadsticks looks absolutely amazing!!! XOXO!!! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!!

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    1. Thank you so much Kristin for the very nice words! I really do appreciate! I am having a good weekend so far ( pizza and World Cup-perfect combination) Lol, πŸ™‚
      Wish you a very relaxing Sunday!!!
      Alice xxxx

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      1. Thanks Alice!!! Ooooh pizza!!! I love pizza!!! So happy you’re having a great weekend!! XOXO!!

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      2. I wish I could eat it everyday but I limit myself to just the weekends! Lol πŸ™‚

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      3. What a great treat for the weekends!! XOXO!!

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  15. It’s make me hungry, i want to eat!
    Thanks to share πŸ™‚

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    1. You are more than welcome! Thank you for stopping by and the very nice words. Hope you get the chance to try them!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Thank you, i’m a new In wordpress.

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      2. Welcome to WordPress! πŸ™‚

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      3. Oh, thank you, I’m a child, my age is 13.

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  16. I’ve been meaning to have a go at these for sometime. I’ll definitely give them a try now. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Thank you so much Frederick for the very nice words, I am really happy that you found my recipe useful. I hope you will like the results as much as I do! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  17. Amazing recipe. These bread sticks look delicious and just how they should be πŸ˜‹

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    1. Thank you very much akd you are always very nice, I really appreciate!
      Very best wishes,
      Alice

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  18. Congrats!! You’ve been nominated for the Liebster award! check more:
    http://isabel8x.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/my-very-first-liebster-award-3/

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    1. Thank you very much for the nomination, I feel really honored and happy you considered my blog! I have been nominated for this award, before but anyway I wanted to say thank you and Congratulations. Keep up your amazing work! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Thank you so much and of course i will be keeping an eye on your yummie posts! kisses isabel

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      2. I will be keeping an eye on your blog,too! πŸ™‚
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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  19. They look delicious and the photo is awesome!

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    1. Wow thank you very much Liz, I am really happy you like it! I really do appreciate! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping by and the nice comment! I really do appreciate! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. You are welcome! πŸ˜‰

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  20. They look yummy, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice comment, hope you get the chance to try them! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  21. Alicia · · Reply

    nice, I’ll try it and let you know how they turn out πŸ˜€

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    1. Perfect, can’t wait to know how it goes! Fingers crossed! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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