Yield: 16 sticks
Heat oven to 450 F. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in olives.
Make a well in the center of the dry mixture; add milk all at once. Stir with a fork until mixture is just moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently folding and pressing the dough 10 to 13 strokes or until it is nearly smooth. Roll out dough into a 16x8-inch rectangle; cut lengthwise into 32 half inch wide strips.
For each breadstick, twist two strips together. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.
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