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Tasty Breadsticks

 

        1 cup regular flour

        1 cup wheat or wholemeal flour

        100 grams ( cup) butter

        scant cup kibbled (crushed) grain

        tsp paprika

        1 tsp minced fresh rosemary

        pinch fresh-ground black pepper

        3/4 cup plain yoghurt

        1/4 cup (about 30 grams) finely grated Parmesan cheese

 

 Stir together flours (can use 2 c white flour if you don't have wheat) and cut in butter with a pastry cutter.  Stir in grains (optional), paprika, rosemary, and spices.  Add yoghurt and stir to make a dough.  Smush the dough together with your hands to make a ball.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

 

Roll out dough between two sheets of greaseproof paper to about 1/4 inch thickness -- just a little thicker than you'd use for a pie pastry.  Cut the dough into long thin strips (5 - 10 inches long, and about half an inch wide).  Twist each strip a few times, then roll it in the grated Parmesan cheese.

 

Lay strips on a baking sheet.  Bake in preheated oven at 200C /400F for about 15 minutes until golden brown.  Best served warm, but if there are any left over they remain quite tasty for days.

 

This recipe will make about 30 long breadsticks (enough to fill 2 or 3 baking sheets).  If you want to make a smaller batch, cut all ingredients to half or a third.  But these breadsticks are very moreish, so if you're having half a dozen people over to watch a movie, better make a full batch.  And you can feel virtuous, too, since they're fairly low-fat.

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