Greek Grissini Breadsticks (Kritsinia)

Greek Grissini Breadsticks recipe with cheese, Greek Yogurt and aromatic Mediterranean herbs. These breadsticks contain no baking powder or yeast. They take approx. 30 min from start to finish.

Homemade Mediterranean Grissini (Breadsticks) Recipe

Our Mediterranean- style Greek Grissini breadsticks re perfect for breakfast, brunch and on the go. Perfect for kids little hands to hold.

Sometimes the simplest of recipes bring the most joy. Especially when they are made at home with quality ingredients. Making these cheesy delicious breadsticks at home is a breeze. They are prefect as appetizer or snack during family gathering, games night or just hanging out with family & friends. If you are a fan of cheesy breads check out my one bowl cheese bread bites recipe.

My children love to eat them as afternoon snack or when we travel long distances in the car. They are particularly easy to grab with a small hand.

FUN FACTS: Legend has it, homemade breadsticks (or otherwise called Grissini in Italian or Kritsinia in Greek ) originate from a region northwest Italy, called Piedmont. However, they are extremely popular on the Mediterranean basin and across Europe as a whole. You can see grissini breadsticks being sold in many Greek bakeries and tavernas. Sometimes, topped with sesame seeds or covered with semi-sweet pomegranate molasses.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  1. White flour – bread flour or all purpose flour
  2. Whole wheat flour – can be substituted with the same amount of white flour
  3. Greek Yogurt, plain
  4. Yellow cheese – like cheddar or even Feta Cheese works here
  5. Parmesan cheese – best to grate it yourself
  6. Mediterranean herbsoregano, thyme, cumin, salt and pepper to taste
  7. Pinch of baking soda
  8. Egg – binds it all together
  9. Melted butter – or olive oil/vegetable oil

How to make Greek breadsticks (grissini):

1st: In a large bowl combine all ingredients. With hands (or kitchen robot) knead soft, slightly sticky dough. Next, on a floured surface place the dough and make small balls (20-24 balls).

2nd: Roll out each ball with your hands and place onto non-stick baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for about 25 minutes (180C/360F) or until golden. Enjoy warm.

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The European Dish
Delicious grissini (breadsticks) with cheese and aromatic Italian herbs. Easy homemade breadsticks (grissini)- Mediterranean style recipe with Greek Yogurt, yellow cheese, Parmesan and butter. Just like from a Greek Taverna/Bakery.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine European, Greek, Italian
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g yellow cheese like cheddar, shredded
  • 50 g parmesan cheese
  • 20 g melted butter
  • 180 g Greek Yogurt plain
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg medium size
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 80 g spelt flour
  • 200 g white flour all purpose flour or type 00

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients. With hands (or kitchen robot) knead soft, slightly sticky dough.
  • Next, on a floured surface place the dough and make small balls (20-24 balls).
  • Roll out each ball with your hands and place onto non-stick baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for about 25 minutes (180C/360F) or until golden. Enjoy warm.

Notes

Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds to enjoy warm. 
Keep in air tight container for up to 48 hours in the fridge. 
Keyword appetizers, easy and quick, Mediterranean diet, vegetarian
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