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Italian Bread Sticks 

     4 cups unbleached flour
     1 1/4 cups tepid water
     1 package dry yeast
     2 t. oil
     1 1/2 t. salt
     sesame seeds and milk 

     1. Combine 2 cups flour, salt, and yeast and mix well.
     2. Add water and oil. Mix well.
     3. Add remaining flour a little at a time and into dough with your hands.
     4. Knead dough for 5-10 minutes.
     5. Place dough in a greased bowl and turn it once to coat all sides.  Cover with plastic wrap.
     6. Let rise until double.
     7. Punch down. Remove to a board and work dough for a few minutes.
     8. Divide dough into 30-36 portions.
     9. Roll each portion into a bread stick, brush with milk, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    10. Place on a cookie sheet and let rise until double.
    11. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes