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 TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 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
- 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 10-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Cut into 10-in. x 1/2-in. strips. Twist each strip four 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 Facts1 breadstick: 85 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
Originally published as Crunchy Breadsticks in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2003
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