Parmesan Breadsticks

Easy Parmesan Breadsticks

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What do you do when you’re in a waiting area?  Like before a meeting or an appointment with your accountant, a dentist or your doctor?  Play an app on your smartphone, yes, but there are times when it’s not exactly appropriate.  What do I do in a situation like this?  Well, I read the magazines and usually go straight to the food section.  This breadstick thingy grabbed my attention better than the soup recipe it goes with. (Was it soup? I can’t be sure.)  Yup, this isn’t the first time I get ideas for what to cook in our doctor’s waiting lounge.

This is a no-brainer snack that I make for the boys. They really love it. Sometimes I use hazelnut spread instead of cream cheese.

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Easy Parmesan Breadsticks
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Serves: 2-3
  • 12 sandwich bread slices (in the photo attached I used wholemeal)
  • Cream Cheese
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  1. Preheat oven to 190 deg C.
  2. Place a pair of bread slices in between plastic wraps then flatten with a rolling pin (or in my case, I use a pestle).
  3. Spread cream cheese on each slice and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Roll up tightly and arrange on a lightly-greased baking tray. Brush olive oil on each roll.
  4. Bake at 190 deg C for about 20 minutes until browned and crisp.



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I am not a professional cook. My only claim to having a culinary background is a short stint as my dad’s teen ‘sous chef’ in his carinderia ages ago. Dad ran small eateries since I was a young kid - serving standard ‘turo-turo’ food ranging from the likes of menudo, adobo, pritong isda, dinuguan, binagoongan, bopis, munggo, pinakbet and giniling to merienda fares like goto, ginataan, pancit bihon, halu-halo and saging con yelo.

My father, a farmer in his hometown before working his way to becoming an accountant, definitely influenced my cooking in a lot of ways than I thought. My siblings and I were raised in a backyard full of fruit trees and vegetable garden. We spent weekends and the summer breaks running around with ducks, chickens, goats and pigs. I had wonderful memories of gathering eggs, butchering chickens, selling vegetables and the sweet aroma of preserved fruits. But my love for art led me to a degree in Architecture. Just few months after getting my license, I went abroad and lived independently at age 23. Definitely no maid, no cook, and a totally different food culture. Along the way I met lots of friends and spent what seemed a lifetime learning new tricks and recipes.

Now living in Auckland, I am a work-from-home mum who juggles time between work, fun and family - in pursuit of work-life balance. No matter how busy I am, I love the idea of cooking for my family. My blog chronicles home cooking greatly influenced by life outside my home country from Southeast Asia to Beijing and Auckland. And most of the time, being busy also means easy (sometimes quick), affordable meals.

12 thoughts on “Easy Parmesan Breadsticks

  1. oooh, i love this! so easy!! a must-try for me!
    i think jam would work well, too…

    appreciate much your sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Iska
    enjoy the weekend!
    maiylah recently posted Food Friday

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