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Fennel and parmesan bread sticks by Allinson

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2.875 stars based on 8 ratings

Our Parmesan and Fennel Breadsticks made with Allinson olive oil dough are crammed with flavour and will have your friends asking for more. Perfect as a snack with guests, or as an impressive dinner party starter, these breadsticks are a great recipe for confident bakers. Cheese lovers may also like our Chilli Pepper and Feta Bread made with Allinson wholemeal dough.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Makes (approx):64
  • Skill level:medium

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For the dough

For the topping

  • 50g 1⅞ oz Parmesan finely grated
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Fennel seeds

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  1. Classic mode Step 1


    Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Mix the water and oil together, then stir in with a cutlery knife.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2


    Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer). 

  3. Classic mode Step 3


    Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size.

  4. Classic mode Step 4


    Knock back the dough by gently kneading just 5 times to get the air out. Pat a quarter of the dough at a time into a rectangle. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into lots of strips (should make about 16 per rectangle). Using your hands roll each strip into a long snake, then lay on lightly greased baking sheets and scatter with some grated Parmesan and 1-2 tablespoons of fennel seeds. Press in lightly to stick.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 50g 1⅞ oz Parmesan finely grated
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Fennel seeds
  5. Classic mode Step 5


    Cover the dough again with a clean tea towel and leave to prove for 15 minutes. Preheat your oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4).

  6. Classic mode Step 6


    Bake for 12-18 minutes, until golden and crisp. Cool on wire racks.