These cheesesticks allow me to enter a whole new dimension and explore the savoury side of baking.
Currently, not afraid to share here since you will eventually see them, I am working and thinking of new ideas to make savoury muffins or bars. Hopefully all of you will be able to see the fruits of my labour!
Back to the topic, when I served them during two of my tea parties, the reactions I get are really similar to mine! My beloved guests find them weird at first, but they keep going back for more, and eventually the whole tray is gone! That’s partially why I used the term ” strangely addictive “. I hope you will be able to experience what I experienced!
My favourite part about these breadsticks is how they are able to soak up any sauces or soup I dip them in, while retaining some part of their wholesome flavour. I have nothing more to ask for, and am contented rubbing my belly after a meal consisting of them!
Do watch the attached video for clarifications and how the cross-section view is like! It is always my joy to be teaching more people about my hobby and I hope that you find this video helpful! Do feel free to leave me any feedback! Do use the subtitles if you can’t understand what I am saying, and for a clearer presentation of the step-by-step instructions!
Do note that what the picture shows ( with the soup ) consists of 3 breadsticks, I hope this gives you a good gauge of how much you will be making!
by Javier Tan March-25-2018
Nothing goes better with soup or sauce than these strangely addictive Cheese Breadsticks. You will know why I use the term strangely addictive after you make them!
- 4 Cups or 480g All Purpose or Plain Flour
- 1 Tablespoon or 8.5g Instant Yeast
- 3/4 Tablespoon or 13g Table Salt
- 1 and 1/2 Cups or 360g Water
- 1/4 Cup or 60g Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 and 1/2 Cup or 160g Grated Cheese
- 1 Large Egg, weighing about 55g inclusive of shell
- Whisk together flour, yeast and salt in the bowl of the stand mixer until well distributed.
- In a separate mixing bowl, stir water and oil together.
- Using dough hook attachment on low speed, mix the dry ingredients together while pouring in the water oil mixture for about 2 minutes until the dough comes together.
- Increase speed to medium low and continue mixing for about 9-10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
- Reduce the speed back to low while adding in the cheese in three to four additions for about 2 minutes.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured counter and knead for about 30 seconds to form a nice, smooth ball of dough. Put it in a greased mixing bowl ( I used the one for mixing the oil and water ), and proof for about 1 to 1.5 hours or until it doubles in size.
- Once it has doubled in size, deflate the dough and transfer it back to your lightly floured working surface. Cut the dough into two halves, and divide each halve into 5 or 6 slices.
- Form a smooth ball of dough with each slice, pinching the bottom of it to seal. Transfer each one to your baking tray, lined with parchment paper.
- Proof for another 30 minutes.
- Take each ball of dough and stretch it or roll into a long cylinder of about 9 inches.
- Arrange the breadsticks on the baking tray lined with parchment paper, with a distance of about 2.5cm or 1 inch from one another. Cover and proof for another 30 minutes until it is about 1.5 times its original size.
- Before putting it into the oven, put an egg wash over it and sprinkle more grated cheese on top of it.
- Bake at the middle rack at 230 degrees C for about 16 minutes, rotating the tray at the 8 minute mark.
- Serve and Enjoy!
- Prep time: 4 hour
- Cook time: 30 mins
- Total time: 4 hour 30 mins
- Yield: 10 Breadsticks
- Best finished the day it is made. If not, cool it and store it in the freezer. Then, defrost it when you want to consume and then heat in the oven at 180 degrees C for 5 minutes.
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Hope you enjoy them as much as I do,
Bakeomaniac Javier 🙂