Brilliant Bread Sticks in Se7en Steps…

This recipe is adapted from the kids cookbook:

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Hood #2 got this as a gift when he was learning to read – an avid short chef and initially a reluctant reader (all that has changed!). Nothing like a cookbook to get a guy to read!!!

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Since then we have used it extensively and here are se7en yummy things we like:

  • Stripey Cheese Toast;
  • Chicken Dippers with Salsa;
  • Spicey Tortillas;
  • Quick Cheese and Chive Bread;
  • Watermelon Lollies;
  • But the recipe that has stood the test of time has been the Bread Sticks…

We make these once or twice a week, it is my I need to get a few things done so why don’t you guys make supper… recipe. Funnily enough there is never a complaint and I serve them along side whatever we are eating.

So lets meet the players:

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  • 500 g plain bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon castor sugar
  • 300 ml milk

And Play the Game:

Step 1: Place all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

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Step 2: Warm the milk, we just microwave on high for a minute. It is meant to be warm, not hot.

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Step 3: Mix the milk into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon and then bring the mixture together, into a dough.

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Step 4: Knead the dough for about five minutes, until it is stringy and elastic. Then cover it with cling film and let it rise for about 45 minutes.

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Step 5: Once it has rested, then knead it again for about five minutes.

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Then chop it into enough pieces for everybody to have a couple to play with.

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Step 6: We usually have a savory topping: Today it was cheddar, parmesan, herbs and paprika;

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and a sweet topping: sugar and cinnamon and raisins.

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Let them push and prod and poke to their hearts content.

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Someone was exclusively feasting!

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And someone finally lost a tooth – while kneading… luckily we found it again!

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Leave them to rest and rise for about 20 minutes on the greased baking tray… this is the time to send everyone round the house in a scurry to tidy before supper…

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Step 7: Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 6 minutes. They are really quick – by the time everyone has sat at the table they are ready to serve. We guzzle them up as soon as they are cool enough to touch…

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Yum, Yum…

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Yum, Yum, Have Fun!

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