Baguette-style breadsticks

February 22, 2017
Baguette-style breadsticks recipe

What’s a dinner party without the most beloved side of all? Baguette-style breadsticks are an absolute classic, as popular as they are delicious! These are great when opened and stuffed with different fillings such as ham, cheese and olive pesto.

Baguette-style breadsticks

Serves: Makes 6 small baguettes
Cooking Time: 5 hours 10 mins, including rising time


  • 500g cake flour
  • 20ml salt
  • 2 x 10g instant yeast
  • 370ml warm water



Mix the flour and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with the yeast and make a well in the centre of the flour mixture. Add the water and mix to form a soft, sticky dough.


Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until soft and smooth, about 10 minutes.


Put the dough in a clean bowl and cover with a kitchen towel. Leave in a warm place to rise until double in size, about 2 hours.


Knock back, recover and leave to rise for a further 50 minutes. Knock back again and leave to rise until double in size again, about 50 minutes.


Divide the dough into 6 equal-sized pieces and shape into baguettes. Place on a lightly floured baking sheet and cover with a kitchen towel. Prove until double in size, about 1 hour.


Preheat the oven to 240°C.


Make several diagonal slashes across the top of the baguettes and bake until golden and hollow-sounding when tapped underneath, about 40 minutes. Cool on a rack and serve.

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