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Crunchy Sesame Breadsticks

Craving crispy, crunchy, salty, spicy? These flavorful breadsticks with the addition of black and white sesame seeds are a perfect snack!


Homemade breadsticks are a fun project with kids! It’s very much like rolling out play dough. So, gather some little helpers and proceed!

A super simple recipe if you don’t mind some rolling! Mix all dry ingredients and then mix butter with your fingertips until all butter is evenly distributed and it looks like wet sand. Add very cold water and mix well to form a dough. Don’t bother kneading the dough into a smooth ball! Cut pieces of dough and roll them on the kitchen counter into a long rope. Only thing that have to pay attention is the thickness. We don’t want any thicker than 1/4-inch. In fact, thinner than that is better. More thicker the dough, longer it has to bake!


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1 cup all purpose flour

1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

1 tablespoon white sesame seeds

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon ice cold water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Have a baking sheet ready.

Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add butter and mix with your fingertips until evenly mixed. Add water and mix with your hands to get a slightly smooth dough (add 1/2 teaspoon additional water if required).

Divide dough into 20 small pieces. Roll each piece with the palm of hands on the kitchen counter to get a 12-inch long breadstick (don’t bother if it breaks, just pinch it back together and proceed).

Transfer the breadstick onto the baking sheet and proceed with remaining dough. Lay breadsticks in a single layer and not touching each other (they will not expand).

Place in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown in color (rotate pan halfway through baking).

Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely.

Breadsticks can be stored at room temperature for several days.

Makes 20 breadsticks

Abeer Marafie

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

amazing taste thanks Maria

Maria Doss

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Glad you liked it, Maria