m. c. de marco: The New Kitchen Cookbook

Garlic Breadsticks

Having made cinnamon flatbreads that looked a lot like breadsticks, I wanted to make some actual breadsticks with my refrigerator dough. The artisan bread in 5 blog had several recipes for breadsticks; mostly I went with Vote. For thinner ones, try their Grissini recipe.



  1. Preheat oven to 450°, with a bread stone and a broiler pan for steam on a lower rack.
  2. Divide dough into 6–8 small balls. Roll each one out into a tube.
  3. Twist and lay on parchment paper.
  4. Brush each one with olive oil.
  5. Sprinkle with garlic powder and salt.
  6. Optionally, pour a cup of water into the broiler pan.
  7. Bake 18 minutes.


Omit garlic powder or replace with thyme.

Taste of Home has a recipe for quick-bread breadsticks.

Rachael Ray has a recipe for yes-knead breadsticks, and Pretty Simple Sweet has one for real grissini.