Breadsticks wrapped in prosciutto

Serve homemade breadsticks with grana padano cheese for a perfect nibble at a drinks party
By Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi
Breadsticks wrapped in prosciutto
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  • Serves: Makes 35-40
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

For the breadsticks

  • 325 g flour
  • 15 g fresh yeast, or 7g dried yeast
  • 200 ml milk, tepid
  • 100 g butter, softened
  • 5 g salt

To serve

  • prosciutto, preferably prosciutto di San Daniele, in slices for each finger
  • grana padano cheese, in small chunks

Tips and Suggestions

To make thin breadsticks, you can also put the dough through a pasta machine - roll it through the widest setting a couple of times, then put it through a tagliatelle cutter. Lay the strips on a floured baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Method

1 Preheat the oven to 160C/gas 3. Mix the yeast with the milk. Blend the remaining ingredients together in a bowl.

2 Pour in the yeasted milk and use your fingers to incorporate everything evenly and make a dough. Turn onto a lightly floured board and roll out to a thickness of 0.5cm. Cut into lengths about 40cm long and 1cm wide.

3 Place the strips on a greased baking sheet and cook for 25-30 minutes or until a rich golden brown. Leave to cool and store in a tall airtight jar, such as a spaghetti jar. They will keep for about a month.

4 To serve, wrap each finger in a thin slice of fresh prosciutto and serve with fresh chunks of grana padano cheese.

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