Welcome to Small Bites Week! For seven days, Darcie and I will be featuring nibbles and noshes that are perfect for holiday parties or just a light dinner when you’re overwhelmed by your seasonal responsibilities.
These prosciutto-wrapped breadstick twists fall into the party camp, and look really impressive, like you spent all day making them. But fear not! Although this is a from-scratch recipe, they couldn’t be simpler, especially if you have a stand mixer to help out. (If you don’t, I think that’d make a great item to add to your Christmas wish list, don’t you?) Find Darcie’s post and recipe here.
Serve these with little dipping bowls of olive oil if you’re so inclined, or just straight up with a cheese and charcuterie platter. They’re delicious any way.
For a roundup of all of our Advent Calendar posts for the year, click here.
Darcie can be found at her website, Gourmet Creative and on Instagram at @darcie_hunter.
Find me on Instagram at @amyrothphoto, Pinterest at @amyrothphoto and my portfolio at (you guessed it) Amy Roth Photo.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Breadstick Twists
Great for parties, Prosciutto-Wrapped Breadstick Twists are as lovely as they are delicious.
- 3 cups AP flour
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 packet instant yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 3oz sliced prosciutto
||Stir together the flour, yeast, salt and pepper. Add the oil and warm water and mix with a spoon until combined. Knead by hand for 10 minutes or alternatively, mix with the dough hook of an electric mixer for 3 minutes. Form the dough into a ball, coat with a small amount of olive oil and place in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm, draft free place to rise for about 1 hour. |
||Preheat the oven to 400°F (about 200°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Carefully cut the sliced prosciutto into strips about 1/2 inch (about 1 cm) wide and set aside. Remove small pieces of the dough and roll and stretch into strips, about as long as your baking sheet is wide. Wrap each dough strip about half way down with a thin strip of prosciutto and twist the dough as you go. Lay the twists on the baking sheet and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the breadsticks are browned and crisp. Remove from the oven, let cool and serve or store in an airtight container. |