Grissini Dolce (Sweet Breadsticks)
Recipe type: appetizers
  • 1 pound of once-risen pizza dough
  • 2 teaspoons grated zest of fresh lemon
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • Confectioner's sugar
  1. Punch down the dough and place it in a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine the lemon zest, sugar, oil, and beaten egg yolk; mix well and add to the pizza dough.
  3. Knead the dough until the added ingredients are incorporated (add a small amount of milk if necessary to keep the dough smooth and satiny) and the dough is springy
  4. Pinch of pieces of dough (about 2 ounces) and roll by hand into stick or tubes about 8 inches long and thick as a cigar.
  5. Place the breadsticks ½ inch apart on lightly oiled baking sheets.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap or towels and let rise for 30-45 minutes.
  7. Brush the tops with egg yolk and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar before serving.
Recipe by Pizza Today at