Let's be real: who doesn't love breadsticks? All the deliciousness of bread in a fun, dippable stick form! To top it all, these breadsticks are braided so they will look extra fancy for your dinner parties.

Braided Herbed Breadsticks [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Italian spice mix
  • 1 tablespoon mixed dry herbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or any neutral oil
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Preparation

 
  1. Mix together first three ingredients. Cover and keep for 10 minutes. The mixture will turn frothy.
  2. Whisk together remaining ingredients.
  3. Add to the yeast mixture and stir till well combined.
  4. Empty dough on a floured counter and knead for 5-6 minutes till it becomes soft, supple and elastic.
  5. Transfer dough to a greased bowl. Turn around once to coat it with oil evenly.  Cover and keep for an hour or until doubled.
  6. Punch the dough and divide into two. Roll the first piece into a circle of about 12 inches in diameter.
  7. Cut 24 strips. Roll three strips one by one, at a time. Pinch the ends together and make a tight braid.
  8. Tuck in the edges on both the sides.
  9. Prepare all the bread sticks this way and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  10. Repeat with the other piece of dough.
  11. Cover and keep for 20 to 25 minutes or until doubled. Preheat oven at 360°F.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on the rack.
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