Bumpy Herbed Breadsticks

Fragrant fresh herbs and flavor-packed sesame seed make for hearty breadsticks unlike any others you’ve tried.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24

1
package regular or quick active dry yeast
1
cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves, if desired
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
teaspoon salt
1
to 1 cups Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
Cornmeal
1
egg white
2
tablespoons cold water
Sesame seed

  • 1 Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Stir in all-purpose flour, basil, tarragon, oil and salt. Stir in enough whole wheat flour to make dough easy to handle (dough will be soft).
  • 2 Turn dough onto surface lightly sprinkled with whole wheat flour. Knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place dough in greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover and let rise in warm place 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until double. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
  • 3 Grease 2 cookie sheets; sprinkle with cornmeal. Punch down dough. Divide into 24 equal parts. Roll and shape each part into rope, about 8 inches long, sprinkled with whole wheat flour if dough is too sticky. Place on cookie sheet. Cover and let rise in warm place 30 to 40 minutes or until double.
  • 4 Heat oven to 400ºF. Mix egg white and cold water; brush on breadsticks. Sprinkle with sesame seed. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Serve warm or cool.

Expert Tips

Make these breadsticks up to 2 months before you need them. Place cooled breadsticks in a heavy-duty plastic food-storage bag; seal tightly and label. Before serving, unwrap and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Keeping the water at 105ºF to 115ºF gives the yeast the warmth it needs to grow. A kitchen thermometer will help you maintain the proper water temperature.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
20 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
2 %
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
100 mg
100 %;
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.