It is a southindian style of breadsticks which has a very distinct flavour. This is available in bakery’s in South India. I remember from my childhood days that we used to get this from a very well known bakery (Krishna bakery) in my hometown Mysore. Made this for my kids and since even I was having it after a long time. I loved it and it also brought back a lot of memories. Tried around 3 times intially and finally got it right. Very simple with not much stress to baking. Now I am hooked on this and want to bake more biscuits. This does not taste like the regular bread sticks but has a distinct flavour of Carom seeds / Ajwain and with a lovely aroma. Best to have this with coffee or soup.
- White Bread flour / All Purpose flour - 2 cups , Plus extra for dusting
- Salt - 1/4 tsp
- Sugar, superfine - 2 tsp
- Carom Seeds / Ajwain - 2 tsp
- Active dry yeast - 1-1/2 tsp
- Lukewarm water - 1 cup
- Olive oil / Oil - 3 tbsp
- Sesame Seeds, for coating (optional)
- Sift the flour and salt, sugar together into a bowl. Add ajwain / carom seeds. Stir in the yeast. Make a well int he center add the water and oil to the well and mix to form soft dough.
- Turn out the dough onto a floured counter table and knead for 10mins. Put the dough in an oiled bowl cover a muslin cloth and let rise in a warm place for 1 hr until double size.
- Turn out the dough again and knead lightly. Roll out a medium size sticks. Then brush with oil. Spread out on a large shallow tray. Roll each breadstick in the sesame seeds to coat.
- Preheat the oven to 400F / 200C
- Bake the bread sticks in the preheated oven for 10 min. Turn over and bake for an additional 5 mins till golden, Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
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