Beer

Fennel and OrangeĀ Breadsticks

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December 10, 2012
Author Notes

This started with a recipe for breadsticks from Chico Hotsprings in Pray, Montana, which my husband loved, but not entirely. The recipe morphed as I adjusted it for him. He loves these entirely. —louisez

  • Makes 4 dozen breadsticks
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup beer, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup orange juice, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1.5 ounces fennel seed
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Combine beer, orange juice, and yeast. Proof 10 min.
  2. Add flour, salt, oil, fennel seed, and orange peel. Knead. Place in oiled bowl and let rise till doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Divide dough into four pieces. Divide each piece into 12 small balls, and roll out by hand into breadsticks. Place on lightly greased or silpat-lined baking sheets. Let rise 30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 425 about 15-20 minutes, or till golden brown.

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