Smoked paprika and garlic powder give this paleo breadsticks recipe a spicy, savory lift. For flavor variation, try adding fresh rosemary, curry powder or caraway seeds in place of the paprika. For best results, do not replace the eggs in this recipe.
For paleo breadstick flavor variations, replace the paprika with 2 tablespoons fresh minced rosemary, 2 teaspoons curry powder or 1 teaspoon caraway seeds.
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Contributing chef Mary Capone is author of The Gluten Free Italian Cookbook: Classic Cuisine from the Italian Countryside (The Wheat Free Gourmet Press) and owner of Bella Gluten-Free.Yields 24 breadsticks
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or coconut butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash black pepper
- 1 cup tapioca starch/flour
- 6 tablespoons flax meal
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoon smoked paprika or variation of choice
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder (if using garlic salt, reduce salt to ½ teaspoon)
- Sesame seeds, for garnish, optional
1Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.
2In a medium saucepan, heat water, butter, salt and pepper over medium heat until mixture comes to a light boil. Add tapioca starch/flour and flaxseed meal to pan and stir to combine ingredients. Cook 2 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly until a sticky dough forms.
3Pour hot mixture into a food processor or stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Let cool 5 minutes before adding the eggs, 1 at a time. Blend until incorporated. Dough should be smooth, sticky and elastic. Mix in paprika and garlic powder (or variation of choice).
4Spoon dough into a 12-inch or #10 pastry bag with the coupling attached but no tip. (Alternatively, use a large zip-top bag with about ½ inch cut off a bottom corner.) Squeeze strips of dough (about 8 inches long, ½ inch in diameter) onto prepared baking sheets.
5Sprinkle top of each breadstick with sesame seeds, if desired.
6Place in preheated oven and bake until golden brown, about 18 to 20 minutes. For an extra-crunchy crust and hollow inside, turn the oven off and leave breadsticks in the oven an additional 15 minutes.