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Onion Fennel Breadsticks
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1 tablespoon fennel seed

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 medium (1 cup) onion, finely chopped

1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast

1 1/4 cups warm water (105 to 115°F)

1 tablespoon sugar

2 3/4 to 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt


Coarse salt

Coarsely ground pepper

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook fennel seed in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until toasted; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in same skillet until sizzling; add onion. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until onion is softened.  Cool slightly.

  3. STEP 3

    Dissolve yeast in 1 1/4 cups warm water in bowl; stir in sugar. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup flour and 1 teaspoon salt until smooth. Add onion mixture, fennel seed and enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.

  4. STEP 4

    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. (Dough will be soft and slightly sticky.) Place into greased bowl; turn greased-side up. Cover; let rise in warm place 1 hour or until double in size. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.) Punch down dough; divide in half. Let stand 10 minutes.

  5. STEP 5

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  6. STEP 6

    Divide each half of dough into 12 equal pieces. With lightly floured hands, on lightly floured surface, form each piece of dough into 12-inch rope. Place onto greased baking sheets. Brush each breadstick with water; sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper. Bake 12-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

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