Sea Salt Sticks

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.


20 servings

Updated: Nov. 09, 2023
When my daughter was in school, her class had a recipe exchange party. The kids would bring a food and accompanying recipe to share with the class. My daughter liked these crunchy breadsticks so well, she wanted to make them for the family. Needless to say, they were a hit. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California


  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Coarse sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, mix sugar, yeast, salt and 2 cups flour. In a small saucepan, heat water and oil to 120°-130°; stir into dry ingredients. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky). Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  2. Divide dough into 20 portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a14-in. rope. Place ropes 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, 15-20 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg white with water; brush over tops of dough. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Bake until light brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 breadstick: 102 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.