Twisted Breadsticks

How to Make Twisted Breadsticks

Breadsticks don’t have to be plain.  With very little effort, your breadsticks can look like these!

You can use your favorite bread recipe, or you can use mine. (My recipe will make about 30 breadsticks!  If you need fewer, just reduce the recipe accordingly.)

2 pkgs. yeast
2 c. warm water
4 T. sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 c. milk, scalded and cooled
4 t. salt
5 T. shortening
12 c. flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, egg, milk, salt, shortening and half of the flour. Mix well. Add enough of the remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle. Knead 10 minutes (if using bread mixer, add only enough flour to clean the sides of the mixing bowl. Mix on high 6 minutes).

Let rise until double. Punch down and shape into the twisted breadsticks as shown.

The secret to making the breadsticks twist is this:

twisting breadstickAfter rolling the dough into a 12-14 inch rope, with your left hand, push the dough away from you while your right hand pulls the dough toward you.  This twists the rope of dough. Then, when you pick it up and put the two ends together, the rope will twist itself!

Place breadsticks onto a silicon baking mat, cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise until double.  

Bake at 425° for 12-14 minutes or until golden.  

After they come out of the oven and are still hot, I like to brush mine with melted butter, garlic and herbs. 

These breadsticks are spectacular! 

Beautiful Twisted Breadsticks

Click HERE for instructions on making beautiful braided bread loaves! 

You’ll find that making dough and shaping the dough can be a lot of fun! Your breads, breadsticks and rolls will look like you ordered them from a bakery!

10 thoughts on “How to Make Twisted Breadsticks

    1. grandmabee Post author

      I have not tried this particular recipe with butter, but I have made other dough recipes using butter. It should work just fine. Let me know how they turn out!

  1. Marky

    Thank you for the recipe, looks yummy. Please let me know if the T is for tablespoons or teaspoons. Thank you. Going to try as soon as you reply.

    1. grandmabee Post author

      Yes. It makes a huge batch of dough. Enough for 3 full size loaves of bread. You can divide it if necessary.

  2. Debi

    I have a dinner where I would like to make these ahead of time and freeze and then bake right before the dinner so they are warm. What’s the best way to do that?

    1. grandmabee Post author

      Let them come to room temperature first, then just before serving, pop them in a 300° oven for about 5-6 minutes.

  3. grandmabee Post author

    If you don’t have a silicone mat, you can bake them right on the baking sheet. Just be sure to grease it well.

  4. Carol

    I made these breadsticks today I didn’t scald the milk but did heat it up to 115 degree and used parchment paper instead of silicone and did not have to grease. They turned out great, beautiful, soft and fluffy. They are a definite family keeper will pass this recipe to my kids. Thank you for the recipe.


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