Grissini (Traditional Italian Breadsticks)

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Grissini are the OG breadstick originating in the Turin region of Italy. Grissini are thin and crunchy, differentiating them from the fluffy breadsticks many of us are more familiar with compliments of Italian restaurants like Olive Garden. Easy to make, this recipe for Grissini (Traditional Italian Breadsticks) provide you with a true to the original pencil thin breadstick that you can serve as an appetizer or as an a accompaniment to a hearty pasta dinner.


  • 500 grams wheat flour
  • 290 grams water
  • 5 grams yeast
  • 10 grams salt
  • 1 teaspoon malt extract
  • 50 grams olive oil (plus extra)
  • semolina flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix 100 grams flour with 100 grams water and the yeast. Set aside until doubled in volume.
  3. Add the rest of the water, flour, salt, and malt extract. Knead slightly. Add the oil and continue to knead. Set aside until doubled in volume.
  4. Sprinkle the dough with semolina flour and flatten into a rectangle approximately 30 by 10 centimeters. Spread with olive oil and sprinkle with more semolina flour. Set aside for approximately 45 minutes, covered with plastic wrap or a damp cloth.
  5. Cut the dough into strips approximately 1 centimeter wide and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on a baking rack.
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Teresa 12 Jan
This is a great recipe,really easy and producing lovely breadsticks! Am thinking of maybe adding some chopped rosemary and sea salt next time.
Sylvie M. 26 May 2015
I have made this recipe at least 6 times now; each time the breadsticks tasted just as good as the last. It has to be the closest recipe to true Italian breadsticks I have ever found. They were not to hard and had the perfect amount of softness to them. This 5 star recipe will continue to grace my dinner table over and over again.