These Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping are a delightful treat combining soft, fluffy bread with a rich, cheesy exterior. Topped with a drizzle of honey mayonnaise and a sprinkle of dried parsley, these breadsticks are perfect for a snack, appetizer, or a savory side dish. These breadsticks are perfect for any occasion and are sure to please with their cheesy goodness and sweet-savory flavor profile!

WHAT IS BREADSTICKS?

Breadsticks are elongated, thin bread snacks or appetizers that are typically crispy and crunchy. They are often made from a simple dough consisting of flour, water, yeast, salt, and sometimes olive oil. The dough is rolled out into thin strips, brushed with oil or butter, and then baked until golden brown and crispy.

Breadsticks can vary in flavor and texture, with some being seasoned with herbs or spices like garlic, rosemary, or sesame seeds. They are commonly served as a side dish or appetizer alongside salads, soups, or pasta dishes. Breadsticks are also popular as a standalone snack and are enjoyed dipped in sauces or spreads.

Their versatility and satisfying crunch make breadsticks a favorite among both children and adults alike, and they are a staple in many cuisines around the world, particularly Italian cuisine, where they are known as “grissini.”

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPES?

You’ll love these Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping for several reasons:

  • Irresistible Flavor: The combination of soft, fluffy bread, gooey melted cheese, and a sweet-savory honey mayo topping creates a flavor explosion that’s simply irresistible.
  • Versatile: These breadsticks are perfect as a snack, appetizer, or savory side dish. They’re great for sharing at gatherings or enjoying with your favorite meals.
  • Easy to Make: With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, these breadsticks are a breeze to make at home. You’ll impress your family and friends with your baking skills!
  • Customizable: While the recipe calls for mozzarella cheese and a honey mayo topping, you can easily customize these breadsticks to suit your taste preferences. Try different cheeses or experiment with alternative toppings for endless variations.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether you’re hosting a party, enjoying a movie night at home, or simply craving a delicious snack, these cheesy breadsticks are sure to hit the spot.
  • Kid-Friendly: Kids (and adults!) will love the cheesy goodness of these breadsticks. They’re a fun and tasty treat that the whole family can enjoy together.
  • Satisfying Comfort Food: There’s something comforting about warm, cheesy bread fresh from the oven. These breadsticks are the ultimate comfort food that will leave you feeling cozy and content.

Overall, these Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping are a delightful treat that combines irresistible flavors, ease of preparation, and versatility. Once you try them, you’ll find yourself coming back to this recipe again and again!

INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES

Ingredient quantities please refer to the recipes card (Click here)!

  • Bread Flour: Bread flour has a higher protein content than all-purpose flour, which helps create a chewy texture in bread. You can substitute it with all-purpose flour if needed.
  • Milk: Milk adds moisture and richness to the dough. You can use any type of milk you prefer, including cow’s milk, almond milk, or soy milk.
  • Eggs: Eggs help bind the dough together and provide structure. If you’re allergic to eggs or prefer not to use them, you can try substituting them with a commercial egg replacer or a flaxseed egg.
  • Instant Dried Yeast: Yeast is a leavening agent that helps the dough rise. If you don’t have instant dried yeast, you can use active dry yeast instead. Just make sure to activate it in warm water before adding it to the dough.
  • Milk Powder: Milk powder adds flavor and richness to the dough. If you don’t have milk powder, you can omit it or substitute it with powdered buttermilk or powdered coconut milk.
  • Sugar: Sugar adds sweetness to the dough and helps activate the yeast. You can use granulated sugar, brown sugar, or honey as a substitute.
  • Butter: Butter adds flavor and richness to the dough. If you’re vegan or dairy-free, you can substitute it with vegan butter or margarine.
  • Salt: Salt enhances the flavor of the bread and helps regulate the yeast’s activity. You can use any type of salt, such as table salt or sea salt.
  • Mozzarella Cheese, shredded: Mozzarella cheese adds a delicious cheesy flavor to the breadsticks. You can use other types of cheese, such as cheddar, gouda, or parmesan, if you prefer.
  • Sugar, for sprinkling: Sugar is sprinkled on top of the breadsticks before baking to add a touch of sweetness and create a caramelized crust. You can omit this if you prefer savory breadsticks.
  • Mayonnaise: Mayonnaise adds creaminess and richness to the honey mayo topping. You can use store-bought or homemade mayonnaise.
  • Honey: Honey adds sweetness and a subtle floral flavor to the honey mayo topping. If you don’t have honey, you can substitute it with maple syrup or agave nectar.
  • Dried Parsley: Dried parsley is used as a garnish for the breadsticks. You can use fresh parsley or omit it altogether if you prefer.

These ingredients come together to create delicious cheesy breadsticks with a sweet and savory honey mayo topping. Feel free to adjust the amounts and experiment with different substitutions to customize the recipe to your taste preferences or dietary needs!

RECIPES TIPS

Here are some helpful tips to ensure success when making Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping:

  • Use High-Quality Ingredients: Opt for fresh, high-quality ingredients for the best flavor and texture. Freshly shredded mozzarella cheese and good-quality bread flour can make a big difference in the final result.
  • Allow Sufficient Proofing Time: Properly proofing the dough is crucial for achieving a light and airy texture in the breadsticks. Make sure to let the dough double in size during both the initial proofing and the second proofing after shaping.
  • Handle the Dough Gently: When shaping the dough into breadsticks, handle it gently to avoid deflating it. Use a light touch to roll the dough into logs and press the cheese onto the surface.
  • Preheat the Oven: Ensure that your oven is fully preheated to the correct temperature before baking the breadsticks. This helps the breadsticks rise properly and ensures even baking.
  • Customize the Toppings: While the recipe calls for a honey mayo topping and dried parsley garnish, feel free to get creative with other toppings and seasonings. Experiment with different herbs, spices, or even additional cheese for a unique twist.
  • Watch Closely While Baking: Keep an eye on the breadsticks as they bake to prevent them from overbrowning. They should be golden brown and cooked through, but not overly crisp or burnt.
  • Serve Fresh and Warm: Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping are best enjoyed fresh from the oven while still warm and gooey. Serve them alongside your favorite dips or sauces for dipping.
  • Store Properly: If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a day. Reheat them in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes to restore their crispiness before serving.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to making delicious Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping that are sure to impress your family and friends!

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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  1. Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine bread flour, instant dried yeast, milk powder, and sugar. Mix well. Pour the warm milk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  2. First Proofing: Place the kneaded dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Shaping the Breadsticks: Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down to release the air bubbles. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball. Roll each ball of dough into a long log, approximately 12-15 cm long, and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  4. Adding Cheese and Proofing: Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the surface of each breadstick, pressing gently to adhere. Cover the breadsticks with a clean kitchen towel and let them proof for another 30 minutes, or until they have almost doubled in size.
  5. Preheat the Oven: While the breadsticks are proofing, preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F).
  6. Baking: Once the breadsticks have proofed, sprinkle a little sugar over the cheese on each breadstick. Bake in the preheated oven for 16-20 minutes, or until the breadsticks are golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Making the Honey Mayo Topping: In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and honey until well combined.
  8. Finishing Touches: Once the breadsticks are done baking, remove them from the oven and brush the honey mayo mixture over the tops of the breadsticks. Sprinkle dried parsley over the breadsticks for garnish.
  9. Serve and Enjoy: Transfer the breadsticks to a cooling rack and let them cool slightly before serving. Enjoy these Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping as a delicious snack, appetizer, or side dish!

WHAT ELSE TO SERVE WITH ?

Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping are a versatile and delicious addition to any meal or gathering. Here are some ideas for what to serve alongside them:

  • Dipping Sauces: Serve the breadsticks with a variety of dipping sauces for added flavor. Marinara sauce, garlic aioli, ranch dressing, or balsamic glaze are all excellent options.
  • Soup: Pair the breadsticks with a warm bowl of soup for a comforting and satisfying meal. Tomato basil soup, creamy potato soup, or minestrone soup all complement the cheesy breadsticks nicely.
  • Salad: Serve the breadsticks alongside a crisp and refreshing salad for a well-balanced meal. A simple green salad with vinaigrette dressing or a classic Caesar salad would be perfect accompaniments.
  • Antipasto Platter: Create a beautiful antipasto platter featuring cured meats, cheeses, olives, roasted vegetables, and breadsticks. The breadsticks can be used to scoop up the various components of the platter for a delicious and satisfying appetizer.
  • Pasta Dish: Pair the breadsticks with your favorite pasta dish for a hearty and indulgent meal. Whether it’s spaghetti and meatballs, fettuccine alfredo, or baked ziti, the breadsticks will add a tasty element to your pasta dinner.
  • Charcuterie Board: Include the breadsticks as part of a charcuterie board featuring an assortment of cured meats, cheeses, crackers, fruits, and nuts. The breadsticks can be used to scoop up the various components of the board for a flavorful and satisfying appetizer spread.
  • Grilled Vegetables: Serve the breadsticks alongside grilled vegetables for a light and summery meal. Grilled zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, and asparagus would all pair well with the cheesy breadsticks.
  • Brunch Spread: Include the breadsticks as part of a brunch spread featuring dishes like quiche, frittata, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, and pastries. The breadsticks will add a savory and indulgent touch to the brunch menu.

These are just a few ideas for what to serve alongside Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping. Feel free to get creative and customize your meal to suit your tastes and preferences!

MADE AHEAD INSTRUCTIONS

If you’d like to make Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping ahead of time, you can follow these steps for preparation:

  1. Prepare the Dough: Follow the recipe instructions to prepare the dough up to the point of shaping it into breadsticks. Once the dough has been kneaded and has completed its first proofing, you can proceed to shape it into logs and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  2. First Proofing: After shaping the dough into breadsticks, cover the baking tray with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and place it in the refrigerator. The dough can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours during this first proofing stage.
  3. Second Proofing: When you’re ready to bake the breadsticks, remove the tray from the refrigerator and let the dough come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. Then, uncover the dough and allow it to proof for an additional 30 minutes, or until it has almost doubled in size.
  4. Bake: Once the dough has completed its second proofing, preheat the oven and bake the breadsticks according to the recipe instructions. You may need to adjust the baking time slightly since the dough will be starting from a cooler temperature.
  5. Prepare the Honey Mayo Topping: While the breadsticks are baking, you can prepare the honey mayo topping as directed in the recipe.
  6. Finish and Serve: Once the breadsticks are golden brown and cooked through, remove them from the oven and brush them with the honey mayo mixture. Sprinkle dried parsley on top for garnish, if desired. Allow the breadsticks to cool slightly before serving.

By preparing the dough ahead of time and refrigerating it during the first proofing stage, you can save time on the day of baking while still achieving delicious homemade breadsticks. Just remember to allow for additional proofing time after refrigeration before baking.

STORAGE & REHEATING

To store and reheat Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping, follow these simple guidelines:

Storage:

  1. Once the breadsticks have cooled completely, transfer them to an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Store the breadsticks at room temperature for up to 1-2 days. Alternatively, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days for optimal freshness.

Reheating:

  1. To reheat the breadsticks, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place the breadsticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving space between each one.
  3. Heat the breadsticks in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes, or until warmed through.
  4. If you prefer a crispier texture, you can also reheat the breadsticks in a toaster oven or under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, keeping a close eye to prevent burning.
  5. Once reheated, remove the breadsticks from the oven and serve immediately.

Note: Avoid microwaving the breadsticks as this can result in a soggy texture and may cause the cheese to become rubbery. Reheating in the oven or toaster oven will help retain the breadsticks’ crispy exterior and gooey cheese filling.

By following these storage and reheating instructions, you can enjoy delicious Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping even after they’ve been made ahead of time.

RECIPES FAQS

Can I freeze the breadsticks?

Yes, you can freeze the breadsticks for longer-term storage. Once cooled completely, place the breadsticks in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Then, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container, separating the layers with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Freeze for up to 2-3 months. To reheat, thaw the breadsticks in the refrigerator overnight and follow the reheating instructions.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Absolutely! While mozzarella cheese is traditional for cheesy breadsticks, you can experiment with other types of cheese for different flavor profiles. Cheddar, parmesan, pepper jack, or a blend of cheeses can all work well in this recipe.

Can I make the dough by hand instead of using a mixer or Thermomix?

Yes, you can make the dough by hand. Simply combine the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and knead the dough until smooth and elastic. This may take a bit longer compared to using a mixer, but it’s entirely doable.

Can I skip the honey mayo topping?

Of course! The honey mayo topping adds a delicious sweet and tangy flavor, but if you prefer plain cheesy breadsticks, you can omit it altogether. Alternatively, you can serve the breadsticks with a side of marinara sauce or garlic butter for dipping.

Can I make mini breadsticks instead of full-size ones?

Yes, you can adjust the size of the breadsticks to your preference. Simply divide the dough into smaller portions and shape them into shorter logs. Keep in mind that baking time may vary depending on the size of the breadsticks, so keep an eye on them as they bake.

Can I prepare the dough in advance and bake it later?

Absolutely! You can prepare the dough in advance, cover it tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate it overnight. When you’re ready to bake, let the dough come to room temperature and proceed with shaping, proofing, and baking as directed in the recipe.

Can I adjust the portion size of the recipes?

Yes, you can double the recipes to make 12 pieces of breadsticks. You can adjust the recipe by clicking the serving size in the recipe in recipes card to your liking!
If you can find the exact portion that you like, you can, also, adjust this in manual mode. Make sure that the cooking times and temperatures have been adjusted for different quantities of ingredients. Even preparation time (such as for cutting) may be different than in the original recipe. Please do not pass the max line indicated inside of the mixing bowl. The capacity of the mixing bowl is 2.2 liters.

This recipes is compatible with which model of Thermomix®?

This recipes suitable for TM31 / TM5 / TM6

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Cheese Breadsticks

Category, , , , DifficultyIntermediate

These Cheesy Breadsticks with Honey Mayo Topping are a delightful treat combining soft, fluffy bread with a rich, cheesy exterior. Topped with a drizzle of honey mayonnaise and a sprinkle of dried parsley, these breadsticks are perfect for a snack, appetizer, or a savory side dish.

Prep Time2 hrsCook Time20 minsTotal Time2 hrs 20 mins

Yields6 Servings

 250 g bread flour
 130 g milk
 40 g eggs
 1 tsp instant dried yeast
 20 g milk powder
 25 g sugar
 20 g butter
 2 g salt
 100 g mozzarella cheese, shredded
 sugar, for sprinkle
 50 g mayonnaise
 10 g honey
 1.50 tbsp dried parsley

1

In a Thermomix® mixing bowl, combine flour, milk, eggs, yeast, milk powder and sugar. Knead for knead | 2 min until the dough is smooth and elastic.

2

Add butter and salt to the dough. Continue kneading for another knead | 3 min. Transfer the dough onto a silicone bread mat or lightly floured work surface and shape it into a ball. Wrap the dough in the bread mat or place it into an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Leave to proof until doubled in size (approx. 1 hour).

3

Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and divide it into 6 equal portions, each weighing about 80 grams. Shape each portion into a ball and let them rest for 5 minutes.

4

Using your palm, flatten each ball of dough to release any trapped air. Roll each dough portion up tightly from one end to the other, sealing the opening. Roll out the dough into a longer log, approximately 12-15 cm long. Flip over the dough and dip it into a bed of shredded mozzarella cheese, pressing gently to adhere the cheese to the surface. Place the logs on a baking tray, spacing them about 4 cm apart. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it proof for 30 minutes or until almost doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) during the last 15 minutes of proofing.

5

Drizzle mayonnaise over the cheese in a zigzag pattern and sprinkle some sugar on top. Bake the cheese stick breadsticks in the preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for 16 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Meanwhile, mix 10g honey and 10g mayonnaise in a separate bowl until well combined.

6

Once done, brush the breadsticks with the honey and mayonnaise mixture and sprinkle dried parsley on top. Transfer the breadsticks to a cooling rack to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy these delicious and cheesy cheese stick breadsticks with their delightful cheese mayonnaise topping!

Ingredients

 250 g bread flour
 130 g milk
 40 g eggs
 1 tsp instant dried yeast
 20 g milk powder
 25 g sugar
 20 g butter
 2 g salt
 100 g mozzarella cheese, shredded
 sugar, for sprinkle
 50 g mayonnaise
 10 g honey
 1.50 tbsp dried parsley

Directions

1

In a Thermomix® mixing bowl, combine flour, milk, eggs, yeast, milk powder and sugar. Knead for knead | 2 min until the dough is smooth and elastic.

2

Add butter and salt to the dough. Continue kneading for another knead | 3 min. Transfer the dough onto a silicone bread mat or lightly floured work surface and shape it into a ball. Wrap the dough in the bread mat or place it into an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Leave to proof until doubled in size (approx. 1 hour).

3

Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and divide it into 6 equal portions, each weighing about 80 grams. Shape each portion into a ball and let them rest for 5 minutes.

4

Using your palm, flatten each ball of dough to release any trapped air. Roll each dough portion up tightly from one end to the other, sealing the opening. Roll out the dough into a longer log, approximately 12-15 cm long. Flip over the dough and dip it into a bed of shredded mozzarella cheese, pressing gently to adhere the cheese to the surface. Place the logs on a baking tray, spacing them about 4 cm apart. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it proof for 30 minutes or until almost doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) during the last 15 minutes of proofing.

5

Drizzle mayonnaise over the cheese in a zigzag pattern and sprinkle some sugar on top. Bake the cheese stick breadsticks in the preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for 16 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Meanwhile, mix 10g honey and 10g mayonnaise in a separate bowl until well combined.

6

Once done, brush the breadsticks with the honey and mayonnaise mixture and sprinkle dried parsley on top. Transfer the breadsticks to a cooling rack to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy these delicious and cheesy cheese stick breadsticks with their delightful cheese mayonnaise topping!

Cheese Breadsticks

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