Tuesday, January 11, 2011

SNAP! Rosemary Cornmeal Grissini

Crunch CRUuuuunchhhhhh CRUNCH

What? Did you say something?


Nibble nibble....


Don't mind me, I am just blissing out on bread. Bread sticks. Perfect longer than necessary rustic bread sticks. 


Rosemary cornmeal grissini because I know you are dying to figure out what that noise is.

They just sound sexy. They are more rustic than sexy but baking bread is sexy if you ask me.

Don't be intimidated by the fact that there is yeast in the ingredient list or the fact that it sits on the counter until it doubles in size.

Jump in. You heard me.

With the quick mix of the stand mixer or whiz of a food processor or your elbow grease, you will master the bread stick, ahem, grissini. No rolling or kneading needed here folks. Simply pat half the dough out to about eight by four inches, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt. Then, cut into  pencil size strips. Stretch the dough pencils out the length of the cookie sheet and bake for about thirty minutes. Perfect breadsticks. No kidding.


I had to go back for more.

These long straws make a great addition to any meal or snack. Just try not to make them a meal, unless they are accompanied by a bottle of wine. That is a meal. Don't argue. This is true.

I was inspired by Wild Yeast to make these. I didn't change the recipe, it is perfect, she knows more than me about bread. Go and check out the recipe here.

Wild Yeast also post a weekly roundup of all things creative and beautiful in the world of bread. You can find me in the round up at YeastSpotting! It is inspiring.

Check out Bread Baking Day #36 at Girlchef.

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  1. Oh. Flippin'. My. Thse look soooo amazing! All of the photos are so gorgeous, too...guess what I want to make? Soon!! Thanks so much for sharing these with BBD #36 this month.

  2. You make me want to bake these soon!I will definitely try this.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this grissini widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about grissini,Thanks!

  3. These look great, I'll have to go and check out the recipe you used.

    Isn't it really satisfying the way you go from a ball of dough through long floppy strips all the way through to something that wouldn't look out of place in a restaurant. Kitchen magic!

  4. I am going to make these. Putting them on my 'to-do' list for tomorrow right now. Lovely pictures too.

  5. Stunning photos! I so enjoy looking at them.

  6. baking bread is VERY sexy. Wonderful pictures, we can almost taste them.

  7. These look awsome! Great job on the photography as well.

  8. These are beautiful! Now these would go nicely with a bottle of wine and selection of cheeses. I'm just sayin!

  9. Yum, Yum, Yum!!! You have definitely sold me on these (actually I was sold by the first picture) and they would be delish with wine! Such a lovely post. Can't wait to try out the recipe. Thank you for sharing. :)

  10. Yes, these are verrrrrrry sexy! :-)))))