Pesto Breadsticks

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Makes: 10-12 breadsticks
Preparation time: 30 minutes plus 15 minutes rising
Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 500g ciabatta bread mix
  • 350ml water
  • 2 tbsp Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • 4 tbsp Filippo Berio Classic Pesto or Filippo Berio Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  • 3 tbsp fresh Parmesan cheese, grated


Pre-heat the oven to 180C (fan assisted)/400F/Gas Mark 6.

Empty the bread mix into a bowl and add the water. Mix to a soft dough. Tip onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until the dough is springy.

Put into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave for 5 minutes.

Tip the dough back onto the surface and roll out to a large rectangle. Spread over either of the pesto leaving 2cm border. Sprinkle over the Parmesan cheese.

Fold the dough in half along the long side. Press together and seal with a rolling pin. Cut into 2cm slices.

Place the slices 2cm apart on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Twisting each pastry strip as you lay onto the baking sheet.

Brush the pastry with olive oil and cover lightly with cling film or a clean cloth. Leave for 10 minutes to rise.

Bake the bread sticks for 20 to 30 minutes until golden. Remove and serve with drinks or as an accompaniment.


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