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Crispy Breadsticks

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 2 1⁄4 Teaspoon (1 package)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs), warmed to 105 to115 degree f
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs), warmed to 105-115°
  All-purpose flour/Bread flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  All purpose flour/Bread flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
  Egg white 1
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame/Poppy seeds/coarse salt 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a cup, dissolve active dry yeast and sugar in warm water
2. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes until frothy.
3. Grease 3 cookie sheets with oil or butter.
4. 25 minutes before baking, preheat the oven to 350°F.

MAKING
5. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 ½ cups flour with salt and oil
6. Stir yeast starter into flour and mix quickly to bind.
7. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes with back of your palm, adding more flour if required until dough is soft smooth and pliable.
8. Make into a tight ball and place in an oiled bowl, turn it over to grease the surface.
9. Cover bowl with kitchen cloth and leave in a warm place for about 1 ½ hours to ferment until dough has doubled in volume.
10. Punch dough down to knock out air and knead it lightly.
11. Divide into a 36 equal portions
12. Roll each portion into a 8-inch long even thickness strand and arrange on cookie sheet, 1-inch apart.
13. Cover loosely with cloth and set in warm area (near the preheating oven) to prove for another 25 minutes until slightly risen.

FINALIZING
14. Give sticks an egg wash and sprinkle with seeds or salt.
15. Bake sticks in preheated oven for about 25 minutes until golden and dry.
16. Remove, slide on to a rack and let cool and harden.

SERVING
17. Pile into a bread basket and serve along with soups.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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