Bread Sticks (Grissini)

bread sticks (grissini)

Bits and pieces from my son’s and his friends’ conversations that my ‘mom antenna’ had picked up.

  • Friend:”I wind”
  • Kiddo :”So I am get upping.”
  • His friend :”Onoda”
  • Kiddo:”Yda?”
  • His Friend: “Chummada.”
  • Kiddo : “Ugoda”
  • Friend: “Whatdra? Thissa?”
  • Kiddo: “Yessu”

Perplexed? Here is the translation.

  • I wind ==> I winned==> I won!
  • get upping==> getting up (At times, he says ‘wake upping’!)
  • Onoda ==> Oh no, da (da is a slang, kind of like yaar, dude)
  • Yda  ==> Why, da?
  • Chummada ==> Chumma, da (Just like that, dude)
  • Ugoda ==> You go, da
  • Whatdra? Thissa? ==> What? This?
  • Yessu ==> Yes

And yes, it takes a bit of training to get used to this. But once you get the grip of it, you’re golden!

Just like making these bread sticks. Once you get the hang of it, you’re golden.

This is my entry for Day 1 of Blogging Marathon 26. The theme is ‘One ingredient – 3 recipes’. I chose maida – all-purpose flour, for this. Starting off with fingerfood with maida – bread sticks.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for all entries from fellow participants.

bread sticks (grissini)

Recipe Source: Pull Apart Bread dough

You can check this video on youtube for clear instructions on how to shape these.

Makes : around 20, depending on the size


  • Warm Milk                 :           1/2 cup + 3/4 cup (approx)
  • Yeast                            :            2 tsp
  • Sugar                           :            1 tsp
  • AP Flour                      :            2 3/4 cups ( + 1/4 cup, if required)
  • Butter                          :            25 gms, ,softened (Or oil)
  • Salt                              :             1 tsp
  • Garlic                          :             1 tsp, crushed
  • Sesame seeds            :             2 tbsp, for sprinkling


  1. Mix warm milk and the dry yeast. Add sugar, mix and leave aside for 10 minutes to bubble. If the yeast doesn’t foam up, discard it and start again.
  2. In a big wide bowl (or food processor), add the flour, salt, crushed garlic(if using), butter and whisk once. Pour in the yeast mix and another 1/2 cup of milk to form a smooth dough. You might have to adjust the milk quantity a bit to get a smooth elastic dough.
  3. Knead in a floured surface till you get a smooth, non sticky elastic dough.Shape into a slightly square-ish ball. Set aside in an oiled bowl for about an hour until doubled.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200C. Line a butter paper in a baking tray.
  5. Once the dough is doubled, cut a strip of dough long the shorter side of the dough. Stretch the strip with your hands, I stretched them to the baking tray’s length. Leave a little space between two sticks while lining in the tray.
  6. Once the tray is full, brush the sticks with milk or water and sprinkle the sesame or poppy seeds on top.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, keeping an eye on them. Take out of the oven, brush with melted butter and leave aside for 10 minutes.
  8. Give it to your kid and make him happy!



23 thoughts on “Bread Sticks (Grissini)

  1. I could understand every bit of the kids’ conversation and couldn’t stop laughing. This is what happens when the kids are trying to express in their native tongue and English in most of the Indian homes with little kids. :))
    Those bread sticks look really beautiful with that hue.


  2. Rajani, what does the fact that I didn’t even have to look at the translation to see what your son meant, tell you? Yep, I am sure our kids must be almost the same age :-)
    The bread sticks look so crisp and gorgeous.


  3. yes, you need a lot of time to understand their language!!! Even now my hubby doesn’t understand certain things my kiddo talks, i have to translate it to him!! bread sticks are so tempting!!! :)


  4. hahaha loved to read the kiddo conversation. And yeah I am sure we grow antennas once we become mom’s. Phew… The bread sticks look delectable.


  5. Laughing here, even sometimes i dont understand my kids conversation,they speak too short sometime i used to blink,dont speak about the sms.Prefect looking grissini, love love with a bowl of soup and cream cheese.


  6. Rajani !! I was still thinking of the golden brown top you got last time with the tutti frutti buns for last BM :-) and here you are back with super yum golden coloured bread sticks!! Does the chennai temperature have anything to do with your bakes turning out sooooooo yum !!! Am seriously thinking of taking a week long training from you on eggless baking :-)


  7. LOL, you got me rolling with that conversation, as that’s just what my boys do, when they think I am not listening!..really takes practise right..:)..I heart that thissa??..Gosh do they have a sidelined language or something…all kids talk like this!..and with those sticks you got me hooked as well..they have come out so well Rajani..looking fwd to what else you are going to make!


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