Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Stir in oil, honey, salt, and 2 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in the remaining 3 cups of flour, scraping the dough from the side of the bowl, until a soft dough forms. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Stir down the dough by beating about 25 strokes. Turn onto a floured surface and divide into 24 equal parts. Roll and shape each part into a rope.
Place on a greased baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with coarse salt or sesame seed.
Bake in a preheated 300*F oven until the crust is deep golden brown and crisp, about 15 minutes. Immediately remove from the baking sheet.