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Prepare time:30 min
Passive time:30 min
Bake time: 30 min
Yield: 30 breadsticks(app.)

Try these delicious crispy parmesan breadsticks with finely ground almonds and pistachios and coated with a perfect almond – sesame mixture. Easy to make… hard to resist!

Ingredients

  • 160 g soft margarine
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 60 g parmesan, finely grated
  • 100 g blanched almonds, finely ground
  • 100 g raw pistachios, finely ground
  • 230 g all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg white (for brushing)
  • blanched ground almonds (for coating)
  • sesame seeds (for coating)

Instructions

1
In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, salt and sugar.

2
Add the margarine and mix until incorporated.

3
Mix in the pistachios, the almonds and the parmesan.

4
Add the olive oil, the baking powder and the eggs. Knead gently until the sides of your bowl are clean.

5
Wrap with food membrane and refrigerate for 30 min.

6
Mix some of the ground almonds & the sesame seeds into a platter.

7
Beat the egg white lightly.

8
Split the dough into pieces and shape each piece into a strip about 10cm / 3.9” long.

9
Brush each strip with egg white.
Roll each breadstick into the almond – sesame mixture to coat.

10
Arrange onto a paper lined baking tray.

11
Bake in a preheated oven, at 180⁰C / 350⁰F, for about 30 min.

12
They keep fresh & crispy for several days in a metal container.
Enjoy!

13
TIP: For finely ground nuts, grind them in a blender with ½ tsp of cornstarch to prevent them from releasing their natural oils.

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