These sticks of buttery bread are light, crisp with a touch of sweetness…so addictive, you will not stop eating until they are all gone.
I don’t know if this is the right name for these bread sticks, I saw the recipe on a Taiwanese channel on YouTube and could not resist to try as soon as I could. Apparently, they are very popular in Hualien, a town on the east side of Taiwan…and this is how they call these sticks of bread basted with butter and sprinkled with sugar.
From my understanding, people line up in front of bakeries to buy these bread sticks…now…you tell me if the name makes sense and if you would line up for these bread sticks…although I must tell you that these bread sticks are very addictive…and I need to control the amount I make as they can be gone in one sitting…
– Why should you try these buttery bread sticks?
Because they are super easy to make, using leftover sandwich bread, butter and sugar. Yes, only 3 ingredients!
– How do they taste?
They are so light, so airy, and so tasty, buttery with a touch of sweetness, which can be adapted to your taste, more or less butter, more or less sugar…it is totally up to you.
– Do I need an air-fryer?
No…actually the original recipe was done in regular oven…I adjusted the recipe using air-fryer…if you own an air-fryer, this is the way to go for these bread sticks, much faster and easier…
– No more talk, ready to explore the recipe?
- Slices of sandwich bread
Freeze the slices of bread for at least 30 minutes or overnight. By freezing the slices of bread, will facilitate the cutting.
Cut each slice of bread into five to six sticks.
Layer the bread sticks in an oven safe pan or cookie sheet and bake in a pre-heated oven of 130oC (265oF) for 15 minutes. Flip the bread sticks and bake for another 15 minutes. Make sure the bread sticks are totally dry and crisp.
Alternatively, you can use the air-fryer by placing the bread stick into the basket and air-fry at approximately 275oC for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bread sticks are totally dry.
Remove the dry bread sticks from the oven or air-fryer and baste with semi melted butter (for more buttery and sugary sticks) or melted butter (for a mild butter with less sugar) on two sides of the bread stick (opposite).
Dip the bread stick butter side on a dish with sugar. Repeat on the other side.
Place the buttery sugary bread stick back on the oven safe pan of air-fryer basket (sugar side facing top and bottom).
Bake again at 265oF for 15 minutes or in the air-fryer at 275oC for 10 minutes. Please adjust the temperature and time accordingly, making sure the sugar does not burn.
Remove from the oven or air-fryer. Cool completely before serving.
Store in an airtight container.
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I can’t wait to try these for my grandsons! They’d be a delicious treat any time of day.
Dear Juliana, I like the idea behind this recipe – it looks like fun and it is a great way to use those extra slices of toast and/or sandwich bread that I always seem to have. I can imagine this recipe to be quite nice using different kinds of bread, such as a raisin loaf.
Wishing you a fabulous week, my friend!
I make these with my soup sometimes and they are much loved by the family. Yours look perfectly done. Have a great week ahead!
A great way to use up the last couple slices of a loaf! What a yummy treat!
Interesting and addictive, for sure! I’m happy to have another great recipe for my air fryer. I’m sure they will not last long. Yum!!!
I can see how these would be addictive! A little cinnamon would turn them into cinnamon toast sticks. So many possibilities!
These look super tasty! I bet they don’t last long at all.
I often make this with the sides of the bread, lovely crunchy bite 🙂
These sound absolutely delectable and a fun snack for the kids. Another fabulous reason to try this air fryer. Wish we had more counter space to house one. Is yours large?
My first air fryer was smaller, after a few years of use, I decided to get a larger one to be more practical as I use it a lot…actually is one of my favorite gadget. I hope you get to try it.
Have a wonderful rest of the week!
What an interesting recipe! I’d definitely line up for these! Fun stuff — thanks.
This is a fabulous idea. I didn’t realize they were sweet. My husband is going to love these and i JUST bought an air fryer,, Can’t wait to try this recipe
They are like dessert fries. I love this idea for extra bread. Have a great week!!!!
This would be GREAT to use up the old sandwich bread! They look really super, Julianna.
A restaurant near us uses up their day old rolls to make buttery garlic toasts and we love them. Your sweet version looks just as good!