Here’s a recipe for a basic, simple breadstick that’s amenable to endless variations. We’ve included a few ideas in the sidebar on Breadstick Variations to get you started.
- Yield: 9 to 12 Breadsticks
- 1 egg (1.75 oz / 50 g)
- 2 tablespoons water
How to Make It
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (191°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, sesame seed flour, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum and whisk until well mixed. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together until thoroughly blended. Add the dry ingredients and stir with a large spoon for 1 to 2 minutes to make a stiff, playdough-like dough.
- Mist a work surface with spray oil and transfer the dough to the oiled spot. Divide the dough into 9 to 12 equal portions. Mist your hands with spray oil, then gently roll out each piece of dough to form a breadstick 6 to 8 inches long and about ½ inch thick. Place the breadsticks on the prepared pan as you go. They won’t spread, so you can position them fairly close to each other.
- Make the egg wash by whisking the egg and water together until frothy, then brush the mixture over the breadsticks. Sprinkle the coarse salt evenly over the breadsticks, then do the same with the sesame seeds.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 350°F (177°C), rotate the pan, and bake for about 15 more minutes, until golden brown and firm to the touch.
- Immediately transfer the breadsticks to a wire rack and let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.