Easy Bread Sticks

These light and crunchy bread sticks are great for dunking in soup.

Adapted from King Arthur Flour.

Easy Bread Sticks

About This Recipe

Active time:10 minutes
Total time:1 hour 40 minutes
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: For a Sick Friend


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/6 cup flour
  • 1/3 tablespoon active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup hot water


  1. 1

    Grease a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast, salt, and hot water. Mix with an electric mixture on its highest setting for one minute. Dough should pull together into a ball.

  3. 3

    Remove dough from bowl and press down into 1/2 inch thick rectangle on the prepared baking sheet. Use a pairing knife to lightly score 3/4 inch thick strips on dough. Cover dough with a kitchen towel and let rise for 60 minutes, at which point it should be puffy.

  4. 4

    Preheat oven to 375°F. Drizzle dough with remaining olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake bread sticks until golden, about 25 minutes.

  5. 5

    Remove dough from oven and, when cool enough to handle, cut into strips along score lines. Flip bread sticks onto their sides and bake for another 5 minutes.


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