Seabourn Breadsticks

Seabourn Breadsticks

Seabourn Breadsticks

These buttery treats are popular among Seabourn passengers.Ingalls Photography

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.

Seabourn Breadsticks
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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.