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Simple breadsticks

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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,Β  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.


simple breadsticks, food for toddlers, recipes for toddlers


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?Β  I had baked my hubby’s favourite cookies and will share with you in my next post. Do stay tuned!


-> Get the recipe and step by step tutorial at PAGE 2 BELOW.


simple breadsticks, food for toddlers, recipes for toddlers

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  1. Alice says:

    Hi, welcome back with crunchy and tasty breadsticks! πŸ™‚

    • food-4tots says:

      Alice: Thanks, my friend! πŸ˜‰

      • Ramesh Soni (Mumbai ) says:

        I love making Bread at home and have been trying and struggling to gat perfection for quite some time ,
        After I read your Post on Tang Zhong method there is a dramatic change in luster and softness of the bread I made.
        Thanks to your unique,simple and par fact presentation to teach.

        I mixed Roxie to main ingredients after 30 minutes of cooling it.
        dose it really matter it is not kept over night?
        Pleas guide.
        With regard.
        Ramesh Soni-Mumbai

        • food-4tots says:

          Ramesh Soni: Glad to know that you like my post. Thanks for your wonderful compliment. What is Roxie? Can you show me where did you find this word? πŸ˜‰

          • Ramesh Soni (Mumbai ) says:

            thanks for quick reply.
            Sorry I have used wrong word “Roxi” I thought the paste is also cold Water Roxi.
            I made Tang zhong Paste and after 30 minuets of cooling I mixed it with dough ingredient.
            what deference will it make if keep over night?

            I buy Fresh yeast from bakery and store it in deep freezer for 1,5 to 2 months,take out required quantity ,allow it 10 minutes in room temp and use it.
            please let me know what is the correct period to store in deep freezer?

            • food-4tots says:

              Ramesh Soni (Mumbai): As mentioned in Page 3, you can keep the water roux in the fridge for 1-2 days and thaw it before using. The result will still be the same if you use it on the same day. I haven’t tried freezing water roux in the deep freezer. So, I can’t comment on that. Sorry about that. πŸ˜‰

    • Julian Smith says:

      How long does it take to make these.

  2. Hi! Welcome back! Those breadsticks are super cute

  3. tigerfish says:

    Oh I had dengue fever and know what it feels like. Great to know you and your son have recovered.

  4. Priya says:

    Super cute looking breadsticks..

  5. Janine says:

    wow thank goodness nothing untoward happened to you and your family! glad you’re back and can’t wait for the cookie recipe πŸ™‚

  6. anncoo says:

    Welcome back! Love this delicious breadstick πŸ™‚

  7. Welcome back and glad to know that you two are recovered. This is by far the cutest breadsticks I have seen. Love the twist!

  8. Joanne says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your sick winter but I’m SO SO glad you’re feeling better! These breadsticks are so cute! Love the twists.

  9. Anna says:

    Thank God, both of you are okay now. I know of the dengue virus (being a medical professional) and i know it can turn into something hemorrhagic. Your recovery and good health is a grace fro this new year.
    Welcome back! Your recipe did not disappoint me as always. Simple, fun to make and delicious…Thanks for sharing! More power to your site!

  10. beti says:

    simple yet lovely, they look fantastic!

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  12. Welcome back with these lovely breadsticks, may the sick bug visits no more : ).

  13. noobcook says:

    welcome back! sorry to hear what happened and glad that everything is all right now. The bread sticks are adorable!

  14. corinne says:

    Welcome back! I love your blog. It gives me inspirations to what to prepare for my toddler. keep it up! =)

  15. Kayla says:

    I’m so glad your back and feeling better!! And the little one Too..when I have guest coming over I always look to you via phone app lol but I love cooking and thank you for helping me with all of your amazing 16 month old love them.btw adorable kids!!

  16. mycookinghut says:

    Welcome back, LK! I am glad that you have recovered! So sorry to hear that you were ill!
    This is a nice and great recipe. πŸ™‚

  17. Your breadsticks look so cute! You definitely know how to make it fancy – even the simple breadsticks so special! I’ve made breadsticks with Pillsbury brand several times, but next time I can try making from scratch!

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  20. Shuey says:

    Hello fellow mama. How long does this breadstick keep? Do I need airtight container?

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