Makes approx. 10

Ingredients

155g warm water
1 level teaspoon dried yeast or 2 of fresh yeast
1 teaspoon olive oil 250g strong white flour
1 level teaspoon salt
Grated parmesan/ Anster Cheese

Method

Mixing

Measure the warm water into a jug then stir in the yeast until it is dissolved. Weigh out the flour and salt in a big bowl. Mix the warm water & yeast into the flour until you have a sticky dough then add in the olive oil.

Kneading

Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it is smooth and stretchy. Put the dough in a bowl in a warm place covered with a cloth for 40 minutes. This is when the yeast turns flour & water into bread!

Shaping

Put a little flour on the table then empty the dough out and gently stretch it, a little bit at a time, till it is roughly the size of an A4 sheet. Brush the dough with oive oil then, if you like it, sprinkle some parmesan/ Anster cheese. Cut into 1 cm wide strips, and shape how you like! Lay the bread sticks on a baking tray with enough room for them to expand a little. Put the tray in a warm place to prove for approximately 10 minutes, 30 minutes is better. (Proving means swelling up with the bubbles which the yeast makes in the dough.)

Baking

Bake at 200c for 10-15 minutes until they are nice and golden but not dark brown. Leave the sticks on a wire rack for a few minutes until they are cool enough to eat.