Apr 27, 2015

Grissini (Bread Sticks)

Bread stick normally served with soup in India also well known as soup stick. Bread stick is also known as grissini or dipping sticks are generally serve with soup or with a dip. This bread sticks are generally in a pencil size but also some times longer then a pencil. Made with bread dough only but in a dry form. This bread sticks are originated from Italy which also served as a appetizer in some regions.
                                                Normally these are made with all purpose flour but I changed it to whole wheat flour and gave a masala flavor. I have added cumin green chilli paste to the dough to go with a less spicy soup like sweet corn vegetable soup. 
Let's check the recipe....
Recipe adopted from here
   photo bs.jpg INGREDIENTS:---
Whole wheat flour  --  225 grams
Luke warm water ---  135 ml
Sugar --  1 tea sp
Olive oil  ---  2 tab sp
Salt  ---  1 tea sp
Yeast   ----  1 and half tea sp
Cumin and green chilli paste --  2 tab sp
A little bit more olive oil for brushing.
1. In 1/2 cup warm water add yeast and 1 tea sp sugar and mix well and leave in a warm place for 10 min. to rise and become creamy and bubbly.
2. Now mix all ingredients in a big mixing bowl and make a stiff dough.
3. Then place this dough on a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or till dough become smooth and elastic.
4. Roll the dough about 15cm x 20 cm place it on a floured tray brush with olive oil cover and leave it to double in a warm place about one hour.
5. After one hour half the dough  and cut each half in to 10 strips from shorter side.
6. Stretch the strips little bit and roll them to make 12" long sticks.
7. Grease a cookie tray with olive oil and place this sticks on it, brush with olive oil.
8. Now leave this sticks tray in a warm place, uncovered and leave about 15 minutes to raise a little again.
9. After 15 minutes bake grissini in a pre heated oven at 200 degree C. for 15 minutes or grissini turn in to golden.
10. Remove from oven and cool them on a wire rack.
Serve with soup or with  a dip..


Priya Suresh said...

Grissini with cream cheese is my favourite.. love to munch some.

Usha said...

I round not mind thus with a bowl of soup or as it is. Nice bake.

Pavani said...

Perfectly made grissini Padma. Lovethat swirly spoon thing around the grissini :-)

Unknown said...

can happily munch on these!! love them with cream cheese!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Love your fork spoon twist! Grissini has come out so well :)