Beet and cheddar breadsticks (wholewheat)Difficulty: Easy
These breadsticks are very easy to make and are a great accompaniment to soups. They taste equally great as standalone snack too. Beet in the recipe boosts the nutritional value even more.
6 tbsp finely grated raw beet
50 grams mature cheddar cheese coarsely grated
1 cup wholewheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp freshly crushed black pepper
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup luke warm water
1/4 tsp honey
1/2 tsp yeast
(Optional) 1/4 tsp carom seeds or dried thyme
(Optional) 1/2 tsp oregano or rosemary
(Optional) White sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
(Optional) Olive oil or melted butter for brushing
- Pour the luke warm in a bowl, add honey, salt and yeast. Let it rest for 15 minutes until the yeast forms a foam on top of the water.
- In a separate large bowl, combine the wholewheat flour, baking powder, grated beet, carom seeds, freshly crushed black pepper, garlic powder and grated cheddar cheese.
- Make a well in between the flour mixture and add the yeast water. Knead well for about 10 minutes with hands on a lightly floured work surface or for 5 minutes if using an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook.
Dough should be soft but not sticky
- Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions in the shape of a ball
- Place each ball on a floured surface and roll into a long thin sausage shape of about 7-inches long and 1.5 cm wide
- Place the breadsticks on a lined baking sheet, spacing them enough to let them spread a bit
- Cover the breadsticks with a cling film, making sure that it is airtight
- Leave in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size
- Pre-heat the oven to 200 degree C/400 degree F/Gas mark 6
- Remove the cling film from the breadsticks and brush each breadstick with olive oil or melted butter
- Sprinkle over some white sesame seeds and oregano or rosemary
- Bake for 20 minutes or until breadsticks feels firm to touch. Remove from oven and leave to cool
- If the yeast doesn’t form a foam, it means that the yeast may have gone cold. Use instant yeast in such an event.
- The bread sticks will remain fresh for up to 3 days if wrapped in a paper or kept within an airtight container.
- You can replace white sesame seeds with some chia seed.