Salty Bread Sticks Pretzels

Salty Bread Sticks Pretzels

Salty Bread Sticks Pretzels

My children have been asking me to bake bread sticks for a while,as if those are any different than regular pretzels.Apparently for some kids shape of their pretzels really matter. So decided to mix and match my pretzel recipe a bit and turn it into bread sticks recipe .The outcome was a bit dry textured bread tasting salty sticks. They loved it,especially when still hot from the oven.

Apparently besides making my life so meaningful, straining my energy, messing and disorganizing entire house within minutes ….and much more , my children also inspire me to come up with different baking ideas once in a while.

Enjoy the recipe & happy baking!



4½ Cups all purpose flour

1 Tbs instant dry yeast (if using active dry,activate before adding)

1¾ Cups warm water

1 Tbs kosher salt

1 Tbs sugar

1 egg yolk ,for egg wash

Coarse salt

Salty Bread Sticks Pretzels


In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients:water ,flour ,yeast ,sugar and salt

Using electric mixer with a hook attachment knead the dough for 5-7 minutes

The dough should be non sticky and elastic

Place the dough into a greased bowl

Cover with a plastic and let it rest until doubled in size, about 50-60 minutes

Transfer the dough onto your work surface (lightly sprayed with oil if needed)

Divide into 16-18 equal portions (you can use kitchen scale or try to eyeball )

Roll each into 12-14” long strips

Place onto a lined baking sheet

Cover again with towel and let it rest another 25-30 minutes

At this point start boiling the water

Preheat oven to 450° F /233 C

Boil each dough strip for 1-2 minutes and place it back onto a lined baking sheet

Egg wash with a pastry brush ,sprinkle with salt

Bake 14 minutes

Remember to switch the pans halfway through baking

Salty Bread Sticks Pretzels