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223Total Time
25Prep Time
18Bake Time
A little effort

Fennel & Parmesan Bread Sticks

About the bake

Our Parmesan and Fennel Breadsticks recipe is made with Allinson's 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's wholemeal dough.

Find out below how to make breadsticks from scratch.

223Total Time
25Prep Time
18Bake Time
A little effort


  1. 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.

  2. Step 2:

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

  3. 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. 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.

  5. 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. Step 6:


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


  • For the Dough

    • 500g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 7g Allinson's Easy Bake Yeast
    • 1 tsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 tsp Salt
    • 300ml Warm water
    • 50ml Olive oil
  • For the topping

    • 50g Parmesan (finely grated)
    • 2 tbsp Fennel seeds


  • Baking tray
  • Mixing bowl

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