Here we go- entering Small Bites Week with a great recipe for Prosciutto Wrapped Breadsticks!
When we were planning out the items we wanted to feature for our advent calendar, there was no doubt that we needed to include items that would be easy to take along to parties when asked to bring a little something. Having a list of go-to items that are fairly easy to make will simplify your life whether entertaining at home or out. We came up with 7 recipes that are unique and unusual, but pleasing to most people. Some are original recipes and some are much-loved recipes that Amy and I have come across.
For our first small bite recipe, we offer these grissini-style breadsticks. They are great to munch on with cocktails, along with some nuts, dried fruit or olives.
Prosciutto Wrapped Breadsticks
Delicious, crisp grissini style breadsticks are great as a cocktail hour nibble or served alongside salad.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 cup warm water
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 packet instant yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
- 3 oz sliced prosciutto
Stir together the flour, yeast, salt and pepper. Add the oil and warm water and mix with a spoon until combined. Knead by hand for 10 minutes or alternatively, mix with the dough hook of an electric mixer for 3 minutes. Form the dough into a ball, coat with a small amount of olive oil and place in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm, draft-free place to rise for about 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 400°F (about 200°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Carefully cut the sliced prosciutto into strips about 1/2 inch (about 1 cm) wide and set aside. Remove small pieces of the dough and roll and stretch into strips, about as long as your baking sheet is wide. Wrap each dough strip about half way down with a thin strip of prosciutto and twist the dough as you go. Lay the twists on the baking sheet and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the breadsticks are browned and crisp. Remove from the oven, let cool and serve or store in an airtight container.
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