This recipe is for people who love to bake or anyone who wants to take on an awesome project. You’re going to need a sourdough starter which is a really cool way to cultivate wild yeast. You can use a sourdough starter for making anything from panettone to pizza. Sourdough starter is just flour and water and a little bit of patience; as long as you continue to feed it, a sourdough starter can live and last for hundreds of years/forever (and all it “eats” is flour and water). Cool right!?
I have a sourdough starter going as a natural leavening for pizza dough and decided to use it for grissini. You can choose any garnish you want but some of my favorites were black pepper, truffle salt and oregano with cheese!
- 230 g sourdough starter (check out this recipe here)
- 130 g AP flour
- 5 g salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
- egg wash for brushing
- Seasoning options: sea salt, sesame seeds, oregano, truffle salt, black pepper, parmigiano, red pepper flakes, fennel
- Mix together sourdough starter, flour, salt and butter and knead until dough comes together.
- Rest dough for 3 hours covered at room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 480 degrees.
- Put dough on a flat surface and pat out into a large rectangle.
- Slice dough into thin strips with a knife or pizza cutter.
- Brush strips with egg wash and garnish.
- Put strips on a baking sheet and cover, let rise another hour.
- Bake 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. The time varies so keep an eye.
- Let cool on a wire rack and enjoy.