Olive breadsticks

These pencil-thin sticks studded with green olives are great served with olive oil or your favourite dips for a party.

Equipment and preparation: You will need a mixer fitted with a dough hook.

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  • 1kg/2lb 2oz strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 20g/¾oz salt
  • 20g/¾oz instant yeast
  • 800ml/1½ pints tepid water
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for oiling
  • 1 x 1kg/2lb 2oz jar pitted green olives in brine, drained
  • fine semolina, for dusting (optional)