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Breadsticks with chia seeds!!!

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grissini si semi di chia

In the last few weeks I've been quite sick, sinusitis, chest infection, high fever.....and for me not wanting to eat anything or cook when I get chance and I'm home it means I don't really feel very well. But about 2 weeks ago I really wanted to bake a loaf for a friend and his family and it's the first time I really had to push myself to knead the dough and bake a bread loaf. As I had too much sourdough left, as usually I feed the all starter which I keep in fridge, I didn't want to throw it away so I kneaded in just 5 minutes this amazing breadsticks! But I have to warn you if you are on a diet like me!!! They are crunchy, savoury, delicious and hard to resist! Once you try one you can't stop eating them!

BREADSTICKS WITH CHIA SEEDSINGREDIENTS for 12 large breadsticks
  • 200g organic stoneground flour (type 2)
  • 160g mature sourdough starter (or not active yet sourdough 100% hydration)
  • 45g water
  • 25g extra virgin olive oil
  • 7g salt
  • Chia seeds to taste

In a bowl combine all the ingredients and knead until shiny, smooth and elastic. At this point add the chia seeds and mix until well distributed. Transfer dough into a lightly oiled bow, cover with cling film and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes. Mine rested for just over 2 hours. Roll out the dough quite thin with a rolling pin. Cut the dough into 24 stripes about 1cm wide, and twist two stripes together. Place them on a baking sheet ( I used a silicon based tray OP OP from PavonIdea), cover and allow to rest for 30 mins.Meanwhile pre-heat the oven at 180ÂșC.Brush each breadstick with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.Bake the breadstick for 20 minutes until light golden brown and crispy. 

grissini ai semi di chia

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