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Fennel and parmesan bread sticks by Allinson

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2.909 stars based on 11 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.