Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Sourdough Soft Breadsticks #BreadBakers

 Light, soft, tender and airy these breadsticks, made with both yeast and sourdough starter, are baked to a light golden brown before being brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with Romano cheese.  They were the perfect accompaniment for a hot bowl of soup.

Sourdough Soft Breadsticks

It's time for Bread Bakers........

My friend, Karen of Karen's Kitchen Stories, is hosting this month and asked us to share a recipe for breadsticks.

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Let's take a look at what everyone baked up....... #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

breadstick dough

I made the dough, rolled it out into a rectangle and then cut it into 12 strips.  When I was picking the strips up from the counter to put onto the pan, they were so soft that they just stretched like crazy.  I ended up just folding them in half and sometimes in half again.  I wasn't sure how they were going to turn out.


I needn't have worried.  They came out of the oven puffed, golden brown and rustic looking.  And they tasted even better than they looked.  

Breadstick pin

We had my husband's siblings over for dinner and I served these breadsticks up with my first course of Italian Bean Soup.  Stay tuned for that recipe coming up soon in another event hosted by Karen.  They were a huge hit.  My sister in law, Rebecca, couldn't get enough of them and requested a couple to take home with her.  I LOVE when people get excited about my food.  

I love the flavor of sourdough and these breadsticks can certainly be made without yeast but then they would take all day to rise.  Normally, I would make the dough the night before and allow it to rise overnight but on this particular day I forgot to do that so I added yeast to the dough so that it would be ready to bake in a couple of hours.  


  1. I often cheat with sourdough recipes by adding a little yeast when I don't have time for an overnight rise. The important thing is that the sourdough flavor is still there, right? It sounds like your breadsticks were a real hit, Wendy! I'm sure they'd be popular with my bread loving family as well.

    1. Yes, often once dinner is finished and I sit down I am just done for the night and forget to prepare the dough to rise. Then yeast is a God send.

  2. I love the mixed method of baking with sourdough. Great insurance policy! These sound amazing and wouldn't last long in my house either. Can't wait to make them.

  3. Since I haven't used my starter in so long, I plan to add commercial yeast to the first loaf that I make. I don't want to be disappointed. I love these breadsticks. Since they baked up close together, they have those lovely, soft sides.

  4. Love soft breadsticks with soup! These sourdough breadsticks are amazing in flavor as we have an addiction for sourdough bread. YUM!

  5. My girls love soft breadsticks and sourdough. These would not last a day!

  6. Beautiful breadsticks, Wendy ! Going to try them soon.

  7. I do hope these soft bread sticks-are just that- SOFT- since my teeth
    Aren't what they used to be! They sound great. I have been playing around with sourdough for about 5 years-now im going to get serious.
    I have made yeast bread and sold it to help childten at my ch. To go
    To ch. Camp-it was a real hit and i thank the Lord it always turned-out good- Father is very Faithful, the bread always rose-up and was delicious. This sourdough is a little unpredictable .
    But it is so good for you, my husband and i are both in our 70's so we must be more thougjtful about our health. I have sourdough that is active so i will have a go with your recipe, thank you so much for your recipe and your time-will try to tell you the outcome- Judy🍞

    1. I would love for you to share your outcome Judy. Thanks for stopping by.


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