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Armenian Choereg (Breadsticks)

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“Not exactly the crispy texture of a bread stick, a little more tender. Go to your local Middle Eastern Grocery or health food store for the black seeds (Black Nigella). This is a crucial ingredient for the nutty taste. These are great with coffee or tea for breakfast or a snack. Makes alot and they last forever stored in a large plastic container. Armenians like to cook in groups, so it helps to have a partner with this one!”
2hrs 30mins
60 breadsticks

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Heat milk and turn off heat. Add butter and Crisco to melt and cool milk.
  3. If you have a large Kitchen Aid Mixer, add all ingredients except beaten egg and sesame seeds. If not, you will need to mix all in a large bowl and knead by hand.
  4. Add enough flour to make a soft slightly sticky dough.
  5. Knead 10 minutes in mixer or with oiled hands.
  6. Allow to rise until double in bulk. Around 2 hours.
  7. Oil hands and punch down. Pull off a hunk of dough and roll out with your hands to a long rope.
  8. Slice on the diagonal in 5 inch pieces. Make sticks or circles or braid three pieces together, if desired.
  9. Place on a cookie sheet an inch apart.
  10. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until light brown.

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