Aboard the luxury ships of the Seabourn Cruise Line (winner for Best Cruise Line in the 2014 Saveur Culinary Travel Awards) foie gras, caviar, and free-flowing bubbly abound. But the most sought-after treats are these buttery breadsticks. To keep up with passenger demand, bakers onboard use a pasta machine to slice the dough into foot-long breadsticks by the thousand.

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These buttery, crunchy breadsticks are the most sought-after treat on the ships of the Seabourn Cruise Line, the experts' pick for Best Culinary Cruise Line in the SAVEUR Culinary Travel Awards.
Yield: makes about 5 dozen


  • 3 12 cups flour
  • 14 tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 34 oz. fresh yeast
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 23 cup ice-cold water
  • 1 egg, mixed with 1 tbsp. water
  • Coarse salt, for sprinkling


  1. Pulse flour, butter, yeast, sugar, and salt in a food processor into pea-sized crumbles. With the motor running, slowly add water until dough forms. Divide dough into 3 balls and wrap in plastic wrap; set in a warm place for 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, and working with 1 ball of dough at a time, roll dough until 13” thick; trim sides to make a 6″x12″ rectangle. Slice lengthwise into 13“-thick breadsticks and transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheets; gather and reuse scraps. Brush dough with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse salt; bake until golden and crisp, 10–12 minutes.