Hi everyone, Happy New Year !!
Time flies! It has been three months since my last update. Sorry to keep everyone waiting, but thanks so much for your kind patience and continuing support!!!
During this period, life was exceptionally hectic with many unexpected things happened. Last December, instead of having Mr Santa, sick bug paid us a surprise visit. I had to battle with a persistent fever for 3 consecutive weeks. It was initially caused by the dengue virus but led to further complication with pneumonia. For this, I had to be hospitalized. Soon after this episode, it was my son’s turn to have a throat infection and fever. So, it was quite a miserable and unforgettable month for both of us. Nevertheless, we feel blessed that we have finally recovered and are back in good health now.
After taking such a long break, I can’t wait to start my baking again especially making my homemade bread. Though I love making bread a lot, I dread kneading bread dough with hands. The reason is that I always ended up with a pair of arching arms. Having a KitchenAid standing mixer is really a great relief to me. However, if the amount of dough is small, it would be more practical to knead with hands than machine. This simple breadsticks recipe is a good example for kneading bread dough with hands.
This recipe was adapted and modified from a basic thin crust pizza recipe. Hence, you have a choice to make either one of the options or both. The recipe is very simple and easy to follow. With just a few basic ingredients, you can begin almost immediately, perfectly suitable for any first timers to have some hands on experience in kneading bread dough. I hope this recipe will give them a boost of confidence in their bread making journey in future.
As compared to my cheesy breadsticks, the texture of these sticks is not soft like bread but crispy and crunchy like cookies. Based on individual preference, the dough can be easily shaped into strip or stick. Both types taste equally great. My 6 year-old son had so much fun rolling the sticks.
These sticks can be eaten on its own or even go well with dips. Thus, it makes them a tasty snack for both kids and even adults too. If you are looking for some healthy and guilt free snack for your toddlers, this little treat will surely bring a smile to their face.
Chinese New Year is just two weeks away from now. I am counting down the days!!! Aren’t you? Are you going to bake any festive cookies for your family and little ones this year? I had baked my hubby’s favourite cookies and will share with you in my next post. Do stay tuned!
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