Homemade breadsticks and houmous

  • A little work

Great snack for all the family to enjoy, suitable from 10 months

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 200g chickpea
  • 1.5 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 0.75 tsp ground cumin
  • 0.25 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp light sour cream
  • 125g plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 150ml milk
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds


  • Step 1

    You will need a food processor to make this houmous.

  • Step 2

    First of all, drain the chickpeas, keeping the liquid in a jug.

  • Step 3

    Crush the garlic and put it in the bowl of the processor.

  • Step 4

    Add 2 tablespoons of the reserved liquid and the rest of the ingredients and whizz them together until you’ve achieved the consistency you would like.  If it starts to stick, add a little more of the liquid.

  • Step 5

    Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

  • Step 6

    Gradually add the milk and stir to make a soft dough.

  • Step 7

    Put the dough on a floured surface and knead gently.  Then roll into a rectangle and cut into 12 long, thin breadsticks.  It’s good to cut them as skinny as you can as they will expand a bit in cooking.

  • Step 8

    Put the melted butter in a baking tray and lay the breadsticks in it, turning them so that they are coated on both sides.

  • Step 9

    Sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Back at 200C for around 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  • If you’re making for adults as well as children, separate the portions and add salt and cayenne pepper to taste for the adults.
  • This recipe doesn’t require yeast, so it’s easy to whip up just from store cupboard ingredients.

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