Italian Grissini Recipe- Homemade Breadsticks

Grissini is Italian crispy breadsticks made of lightly sweet bread dough. Serve as a side along with any soup of our choice or served as a snack with a nice dip.

Pooja Thakur
Italian Grissini Recipe- Homemade Breadsticks
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Italian Grissini Recipe- Homemade Breadsticks is a simple breadsticks recipe, made with few ingredients. The dough is similar to a pizza dough. Here  we have made the dough with all purpose flour and whole wheat flour making those a little more healthier. 

We have added carom seeds to add some flavour to the breadsticks but you can add other seeds like poppy seeds and fresh herbs like rosemary and oregano or thyme to add more flavours to these tasty grissini. 

You can serve them with a dip or other classic antipasti such as olives, cheese, and cured meats along with a glass of wine at a party. 

Serve Italian Grissini Recipe- Homemade Breadsticks with Provençal Tomato Rice Soup Recipe or with Roasted Beet & Walnut Dip Recipe.

If you like this recipe, take a look at more similar recipes like

  1. Whole Wheat Stuffed Bread Sticks Recipe
  2. Soft and Crispy Cheese Stuffed Puff Sticks Recipe
  3. Homemade Savoiardi Recipe (Italian Lady's Finger Biscuits)

Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

140 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

155 M


5-6 Servings


  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tablespoon Active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup Milk , luke warm
  • 2 tablespoon Honey , or sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Red Chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • 2 tablespoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • Salt , to taste
  • Lukewarm Water , for kneading

How to make Italian Grissini Recipe- Homemade Breadsticks

  1. To begin making Italian Grissini Recipe- Homemade Breadsticks, take a small bowl and add warm milk, honey and instant dry yeast. Mix them well.

  2. Cover the bowl and keep it in a warm and dry place for 7-8 minutes till it becomes foamy.

  3. In another mixing bowl, add all purpose flour and whole wheat flour and salt and mix till well combined.

  4. Now after 7-8 minutes check on milk yeast mixture if its ready then add it to our dry ingredients slowly and start kneading.

  5. Add warm water if required. Keep kneading for 7-8 minutes till dough become soft.

  6. Lightly oil a clean large bowl and gather the dough into a ball and place it in bowl. Brush the surface of the dough with olive oil.

  7. Cover it with a cling wrap and keep it in a warm place for about 1 to 1-1/2 hours or till it doubles in size.

  8. Take the dough out and add carom seeds and chilli flakes to it if you like optional. Knead it for a few seconds till even. Do not knead it for too long.

  9. Preheat oven at 200 degrees. 

  10. Meanwhile, Grease a baking sheet/tray with olive oil.

  11. Cut the dough in 16-17 equal pieces and roll each part into thin rope of around 12-13 inches in length and approximately the thickness of a pencil, coat each rope with sesame seeds.

  12. Brush some olive oil on a baking tray and place these ropes on it 1/2 inch apart from each other.

  13. Bake Grissini ropes for 12-13 minutes, check after 12 minutes to see if done. Bake till crisp and golden brown.

  14. Remove Grissini from oven and allow to cool down and serve.

  15. Serve Italian Grissini Recipe- Homemade Breadsticks with Provençal Tomato Rice Soup Recipe or with Roasted Beet & Walnut Dip Recipe.