Whole-wheat Grissini With Sunflower Seeds

Grissini are great snacking food and if you make them yourself, you can be sure of what is in them! It is so easy and you can use almost any bread dough, sometimes I just take a part of whatever bread I am making and make a bunch of grissini as well. I am sure there exist special grissini recipes but this way works very well for me and I like that they are not always the same. But now and then I follow this recipe, sometimes I add a couple of tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil to make them brittler (didn’t think that inflection was right but it is) and sometimes I don’t, it all depends on the mood of the day! And don’t limit yourself just to sunflower seeds-any seeds, nuts or other ingredients that you like to find in your bread are worth adding, maybe not all at the same time though!

Whole-wheat Grissini With Sunflower Seeds

around 30 grissini

50+300 ml/0,2 +1,25 cup finger warm water
12 g/0,42 oz fresh yeast (Conversion rate from fresh to instant yeast is 3:1)
200 ml/0,85 cup whole-wheat flour
500 ml/2,1 cup (normal) flour. You might need more
3/4 tsp salt
2-3 tblsp sunflower seeds
2-3 tblsp extra-virgin olive oil (optional)

– Dissolve the yeast in 5o ml/0,2 cup of finger warm water in a big bowl.
– Add the rest of the water and then add almost all the flour. Stir until a rough dough has formed and then leave it to rest/autolyse for 20 minutes. (do you want to know why, read here)
– Now it is time to knead the dough but first you add the salt, the oil and the sunflower seeds. Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes on a nice flat surface, keep it lightly dusted with flour all the time.
– Cover the dough and leave it to rise until doubled in size.
– Put the dough on a, still, lightly dusted surface and cut it in about 30 small pieces.
– Gently roll them out with all of your hands; spread out your fingers and press evenly and gently on the piece of dough and roll until it has become long and thin enough.
– Put the grissini on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake in a pre-heated oven (200°C/390°F) for 15-20 minutes.

Whole-wheat Grissini With Sunflower Seeds

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