Grissini Torinesi, or breadsticks from Turin, are not thin, delicate breadsticks. These are country-style thick and possibly knobby sticks, perfect for the new baker who hasn't mastered perfect shaping skills. And even if your skills are good, these sticks from The Italian Baker stretch when you lift them, making it nearly impossible to shape them perfectly, which is just fine.
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As much as I like a freshly baked loaf of bread, I have to admit that crisp breadsticks (grissini) are one of my favorite snacks. You can nibble on them before dinner, with dinner, and after dinner. There's something so satisfying about the crunch. Like pretzels, but without all the extra salt.
These light and crunchy bread sticks are great for dunking in soup.
Not only are these breadsticks crisp, they're filled with seeds that add even more texture. And since these are dry crispy breadsticks, you can make them ahead of time and they'll last for a long time.
It's like an extra serving of the best part of bread; the brown, crunchy, sesame-coated crust in concentrated form.