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Fennel & Parmesan Bread Sticks by Allinson's

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About the bake

Our Parmesan and Fennel Breadsticks 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.

223Total Time
25Prep Time
18Bake Time
64Makes
A little effort

Method

  1. Step 1:

    MIX

    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:

    RISE

    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:

    SHAPE

    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:

    PROVE

    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

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Utensils

  • Baking tray
  • Mixing bowl

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