Cheese Sticks

~ Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 10:03 AM ~

I love cheese and Domino's Pizza had this dish called 'Breadstick' which I would order whenever we get pizza delivered to our home. So after mulling for a while and getting bored with baking muffins (and relying on pre-mixes), I decided to take the leap and do something new... 

Hence, this is my 1st attempt of making: CHEESE STICKS.

I baked this on Sunday 12th Sept and the recipe was adapted from Sara Lewis's "Healthy Home-Made Food For Babies & Toddlers" book. In case you're wondering why is my measurement so weird (such as 88g of flour), this is because I halved the actual measurements (to reduce risk of failure hahahaha...) and I rounded up the measurement. So the actual recipe can be for 175g of flour but mine has been revised to 88g of flour and so on.


* About 10 minutes to mix & knead dough

* 10 minutes for baking process

Ingredients / Tool Required:

* 1 egg (at room temperature)

* 88g plain/all-purpose flour (I used wheat flour)

* 38g butter (a bit chilled)

* 58g grated Cheddar cheese

* A bowl to mix ingredients in

* Kitchen scale

* Baking aluminium foil the size of wire rack

What to Do?

* Place the flour into the bowl, add the butter and rub in until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

(The fine breadcrumb look after you rub in the butter with the flour)

* Stir in the grated cheese.

* Reserve 1 tablespoon of beaten egg and then stir the remaining into the pastry mixture.

* Mix to a smooth dough, adding water when necessary.

(The dough... strong smell of cheese at this point...)

* Knead lightly and roll out on a floured surface to a rectangle shape.

* Brush the remaining egg on the top of the rolled dough.

* Cut into strips and place on the baking sheets/tray, spaced slightly apart.


* Pre-heat oven at 190℃ for about 7 minutes (although the recipe stated to pre-heat at 200℃)

* Set oven to 190℃ and bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.

* Loosen from but leave to cool on the baking sheets/tray.

(Note: Suitable for freezing up to 3 months in a plastic box, interleaved with baking parchment)

All cut up and ready to bake!

Baking in progress...


This is how mine looks like...

Hubby said can fight with Domino's Breadstick!


* Test subject 1 (aka me): "Hmmm... taste so-so (this is because I'm comparing it with Domino's Pizza's cheesesticks) although it does taste better after you had a few sticks."

* Test subject 2 (aka Ben):(See pictures below)

 Gobbled... Chomp!! Chomp!!


* Test subject 3 (aka hubby): "Delicious! If served with Domino's Pizza's tomato sauce will be awesome! Can fight with their breadstick seriously!"

* Test subject 4 (aka MIL): "How come no taste?" (You have to excuse my MIL's reaction as she used to be a nose cancer patient and after radiotherapies, she lost part of her hearing and taste senses)

So there you go.... my 1st CHEESE STICK attempt!

Overall, I'm happy with this attempt - at least, I'm trying out something different from the usual muffins that I made and it's a small step in baking with real ingredients and not relying on pre-mixes.

And I'm getting tired of hearing my MIL telling people I can only make this food because it's taught by my SIL - somehow I feel she's always trying not to acknowledge that I can make good food too... probably scared of the competition hehehe... So now, she cannot tell people that I'm able to cook this only because it's taught by my SIL because it's not!! Muahahahaha...

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Comments (9) -

Catheryn  @ Pink Bibs

Great job !!!  Truly getting more adventurous! Your recipe measurement a lot of '8' yah?


hey jenny,

that looks good! congrats ya... I havent tried making bread sticks myself. not sure how the taste is like also since I dont think I have eaten them..

from the look of the recipe, its supposed to be buttery and crumbly?

I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Catheryn!
Yahor... you don't mention also, I don't even realise the 8 digits!!!! Thanks for highlighting it! Now makes it easier for me to remember! Laughing

Hey Bakertan!
Thank you for your support! It's more of a cheesy taste than buttery (due to the Cheddar cheese) and not at all crumbly.


Ha, see, blogging about food guarantees me coming for a visit every day Laughing just kidding. I love how you try new things and share them with us! I will try those sticks as well, they seem to be a good snack for movie nights with friends at my place Smile

Lisa~Korean American Mommy

Awww what a great recipe and you did a fantastic job! I am more and more impressed with you lady (= Keep up the great baking!

I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Vivienne!
Hahahah... do let me know how yours turns out ok? Cheers!

Hey Lisa!
Thanks for your support!

Tiffany Lamb

Those look soooo yummy. My son will love them.... I gotta try them.

I tagged you in a meme! Check it out if you get some extra time. Smile

I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Tiffany!
My hubby and Ben loves it, will be making it again next time Smile

Thanks for the tag! I'll write a post when I've got the time later in reply to your questions! Smile

Chrystal D

These look good! I think I'll add some garlic to mine.

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