Breadsticks are easy to make and there are a variety of styles. This is the “twisted-stick” style for a Cinnamon-Sugar breadstick. They’re easy to make in your bread machine using the dough setting, but you’ll have to roll them out and finish them in a conventional oven. Cinnamon-Sugar breadsticks go great with a cup of coffee or tea at breakfast, or at a low-tea mid-morning. Kids like them as an after-school treat and they always make for a quick and easy dessert.
Place the first set of dough ingredients in the bread pan in the order indicated. Do not add any of the topping ingredients at this point. Select the dough cycle on the bread machine. When finished, drop the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
Roll the dough out flat to about 1/4 inch thick or about half a centimeter. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 20 to 30 minutes.
Lightly brush the surface of the dough with the melted butter. Reserve the egg yolk and water for glazing.
Preheat oven to 400° F./205° C.
Sprinkle the sugar and the cinnamon over the top evenly.
Cut the dough into long strips about an inch to ¾ inch wide. Twist each end in opposite directions to twist the toppings into the bread stick.
Place the twisted breadsticks onto a lightly oiled baking sheet. Mix the egg yolk and the water and glaze each breadstick lightly.
Bake at 400° F./205° C. for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve.