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Crunchy Breadsticks

These thin, crisp breadsticks created in our Test Kitchen add a bit of elegance to a holiday dinner. Each bite is perfectly seasoned with thyme and coarse salt.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    16 breadsticks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup ice water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions

  • In a food processor, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and shortening; cover and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. While processing, gradually add water until dough forms a ball.
  • Transfer to a floured surface. Roll dough into a 10x8-in. rectangle. Cut into sixteen 10x1/2-in. strips. Twist each strip 4 times and place on baking sheets. Brush with oil. Combine coarse salt and thyme; sprinkle over breadsticks.
  • Bake at 350° until golden brown and crisp, 18-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 breadstick: 78 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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