Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Green Olive, Herb & Sundried Tomato Grissini. Photo by Equalizer

Grissini, an Italian bread stick, is one of the most versatile food items. It can be served before dinner, after dinner, cocktail parties, snacking and just about every idea that comes across your mind. I simply love to have those anytime, expecially to serve before dinner. I preffer them over a bread basket, that usually fills half your stomache that by the time you get to desserts, you are already full.

These wonderful grissinis are very easy to make and store. I made mine using a tapenade of green olives, sundried tomatoes, garlic, herbs de provence and red chilli.


1 can pitted green olives
2 tbs sundried tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
2 teaspoon herbs de provence
1/2 teaspoon red chilli flakes
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 tbs olive oil

Add the above in blender until course ground. Store up to one week.


1 1/4 cup Self Raising Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter milk
2 tbs butter
3 tbs tapenade
1 egg (for egg wash)

Heat oven to 200 celcius. Mix ingredients together. Knead on floured surface 6 times. Cut dough into 32 pieces. Roll each piece into a thin long strip and place on cookie sheet on rack. Whisk egg with a bit of water and brush grissinis. Place in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with more of the tapenade on the side.


Blogger let them eat cake! said...

also try a fetta tepenade:
take an old empty and clean jar
and on the side have a large bowl,
crumble fetta cheese, add in sweet red,yellow and orange peppers, crushed waltnuts, green or black olives, rosemary, chillis, salt and pepper, mix together, then place in jar, pour olive oil into jar ontop of cheese mix and close the lid, leave for a day or two and then use on any bread, as a dip or as topping on a salad. i even once put it with my tomato soup.

10/03/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Blogger Fuzzy said...

nice recipe :) thanks for sharing, but i noticed that you mentioned for example

1 egg (for egg wash)

someone with less than basic cooking skills wouldnt know what you're talking about hehehe

1 egg yoke mixed with some water and a pinch of salt :)

10/04/2006 05:04:00 AM  
Blogger Tinkerbell said...

will u marry me? :P

10/05/2006 03:02:00 AM  
Blogger Erzulie said...

I read it "igri9ni"

Maybe it's by subconscious lana ga3id itgare9 witrage9 il awadim with your yummy posts!

Look, I warned you once, I will do it again for your sake: Do not be surprised if I pull up with a rented "waanait," bag you, and then chain you to my kitchen. So, just look out...

10/06/2006 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger Equalizer said...

LTEC: I thought tapenade is supposed to be spreadable?

Fuzzy: Well sometimes I forget that hehe

Tikerbell: Well you can put your name on the waiting list :p j/k

Erzulie: Mmmmm I think its time to hire a protection squad :p

10/08/2006 03:13:00 AM  
Blogger chiktute said...

i am starved! another 2 hours to goooo >,<

10/16/2006 06:57:00 PM  

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