Cheddar and Red Onion Breadsticks

After making hummus the other day, we needed something to dip into it and these cheddar and red onion breadsticks were just the thing! Even Nugget can’t get enough.

breadstick dough topping with cooked, chopped onion and grated cheddar

My absence from the blog has been mainly due to Nugget. A poorly baby means that nothing can get done and with a throat infection, Nugget has been demanding c cuddles, carrying and entertainment, Of course, I am more than happy to oblige to baby cuddles all day, although my back could do with a break from all the carrying. But hey, I have made it back here and back to the kitchen and Nugget is now happy and all is right in the world again.

prepared breadstick dough laid out in the breadstick shape

These breadsticks are great all by themselves too. You can even freeze some for later, so get baking and get snacking. 

breadsticks being brushed with a beaten egg
breadsticks piled up with the top one cut in half to show the middle.

Cheddar and Red Onion Breadsticks

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Plus Rising Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack, starter


  • 500 g Strong White Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Dried Yeast
  • 300 ml Lukewarm Water
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 60 g Cheddar Cheese


  • Place the flour in a bowl and add the yeast and sugar to one side of the bowl and the salt to the other side.
  • Add the water gradually and using your hands, knead to form a dough.
  • Continue to knead the dough on a floured surface until it becomes elastic.
  • Put in a bowl and cover with a tea towel, place in a warm place for 1-2 hours.
  • Chop the red onion finely and fry until soft in a little oil.
  • Once the dough has risen, place on a floured surface and knock back to remove the air.
  • Add the onion and cheddar and knead through the dough.
  • Divide the dough into balls somewhere between the size of a golf ball and tennis ball.
  • Stretch out each piece into a long tube and place on baking trays lined with baking paper with some space between each one.
  • Put each try into a plastic bag and place back into a warm area to rest for another 30 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 200 oc (180 oc fan assisted).
  • Remove plastic bags from the trays and brush each stick with beaten egg.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
  • Serve warm or store in airtight container, they will stay fresh for a couple of days.
Keyword after school snacks, bread, family friendly, lunchbox, picnic
Can I freeze these breadsticks?

Yes you can, once you have baked and cooled them. Seal in a bag and place in the freezer. They will keep up to 2 months.

How do I store the breadsticks?

In an airtight container, you can store them for up to 4 days. If they go a little stale, try warming them through in the oven.

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