These savoury breadsticks are a fantastic recipe to put together with kids. This bacon breadsticks recipe from Alyn Williams makes a great snack or a tasty accompaniment to soups. They also make a nice treat for packed lunches and picnics

Method
1.
Lay the bacon on a baking tray and cook under the grill until crisp on both sides. Remove and drain on paper towel. Once cool, chop into small pieces and set aside
2.
On a clean work surface, mix together all of the dry ingredients. Make a mound with a well in the centre
3.
In a bowl, mix the warm water with the yeast and olive oil, stir with a spoon until the yeast has dissolved
4.
Pour the warm liquid into the middle of the well and gradually incorporate the flour to mix evenly
5.
Shape into a large dough ball, then shape into a flat disc and sprinkle in the bacon. Fold the disc in half and then fold in half again. Knead until the dough is smooth and springy - add more flour if it is too sticky
VideoVideo: Mix and knead bread dough
Room for a little one
If the previous steps were perhaps a little too advanced for your child, this step should be easily achievable. Kneading is a great skill for children to learn
6.
Cut the dough into even quarters and cut each quarter into 4 pieces
7.
Roll each piece of dough into long, thin breadsticks and carefully lift onto a baking tray
8.
Brush the dough with milk and leave in a warm place for 10 minutes to rise slightly
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Brushing the breadsticks with milk will ensure the dough browns evenly as it cooks. The kids can easily complete this step
9.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
10.
Cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the breadsticks are a deep golden brown colour
11.
Remove the breadsticks from the tray and allow to cool slightly on a wire rack. Serve warm
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Ingredients

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

299
15%

Sugars

2g
2%

Fat

18g
25%

Saturates

4g
22%

Salt

2038mg
34%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
Kids will enjoy these bacon breadsticks, whether as a savoury addition to a packed lunch or as a tasty snack

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