Bread sticks with poppy seeds and flax seeds are ideal for serving with soups or borscht, with the most exquisite appetizers and salads, meat and fish delicacies. An excellent alternative to poppy seeds and flaxseeds is sesame - it is very often used for bread products. Breadsticks, the recipe of which is outlined below, can be made from store-bought yeast dough or cooked at home. When the dough remains from the preparation of yeast baking, it will not be difficult to dispose of the excess by preparing “crunchies”. And if there is a little cheese, then you will get excellent bread cheese sticks.
Although the list of products is quite simple, it is better to know the composition right away so that the planned event does not suddenly fail.
Crunchy Italian bread sticks come from the Italian region of Piedmont. As the story goes, the first king of Italy, Victor Emmanuel II, back in the 19th century, ordered his baker to bake light bread for his son - he suffered from indigestion. And so it happened that grissini breadsticks were served on the royal table. In the future, other bakers began to copy the idea, as well as compete in the originality of bread products - give them various shapes, sprinkle with spices, herbs, seeds, and make them of different lengths.
Almost every dining Italian table has bread sticks. According to another version, in the same Italy, bread was sold in loaves, but due to the crisis, the loaves “lost weight” all the time, decreased and eventually turned into bread sticks. In other words, it is difficult to say that the Italians suffered greatly from this, because their culinary box received a valuable bonus.
Compared to ordinary bread, such sticks occupy a more advantageous position, since they are much drier and soaked in saliva and gastric juice much more easily. Sticks are absorbed better this way. The benefits of sticks will be even higher if you prefer a product with additives in the form of dried herbs, seeds, flax seeds and sesame seeds. In principle, there can be no harm from such sticks, except that if you abuse them too much, you can gain a little extra weight.