Sesame Oat Bread Sticks

1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons olive oil

Yields 15-20
Preheat the oven to 175C.

Spread the oats and sesame seeds on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 8 minutes. Transfer the toasted oats and sesame seeds to the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper, and process until the oats are finely ground.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the water and oil. Mix it into the dry ingredients to form a dough. Use the water oil mixture little by little. Make sure the dough does not become too wet. Knead the dough thoroughly, then roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into rectangular shape. It should be as flat as possible, about 1/8 inch. Cut the dough into stripes of about 1/4 to 1/2 inch width. Twist the strips several times before placing on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake at 175C for about 25 to 30 minutes. The bread sticks should not be soft, but crisp. They should be about to turn golden brown at this stage. Let cool completely. Serve as fresh as possible.