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This week, my boyfriend’s mom had us over for a soup night. I was in charge of bringing bread. I, of course, brought made the favorite crumbly bread (recipe to come!). As it was baking, I thought, “How are we going to dip a crumbly bread into soup? This makes no sense. It will fall apart into the soup!” So I decided to make some whole wheat breadsticks to go along with the other bread. One to dip and one to eat on the side. It turns out that these are PERFECT for a delicious hot soup. They are strong enough to scoop chunky soups and soft enough to soak up creamy soups.
I actually didn’t use my bread machine to make these whole wheat breadsticks. I know you all are very surprised since I have a mild bread machine addiction. I wanted to make sure I was doing it right so I found a useful video to help me with my kneading. My dough was stiffer than in the video, but it was still a good reference tool. I ended up adding a little more water to my dough so that I could knead it more easily. I added about a ¼ cup more than what I have listed below.