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WITCHES' FINGER BREADSTICKS

Witches' Finger Breadsticks are healthy, flavourful and fun treats for any Halloween Party. Serve them with a dip of your choice as finger food or with some soup.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Party, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine International
Servings 24 pieces

Ingredients
  

FOR THE BREADSTICK DOUGH:

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup all pupose flour
  • 2 tsp instant active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ -1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ - 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dry mixed herbs
  • cup warm water

FOR TOPPING:

  • 24 Almonds whole
  • 1 tbsp chilli sauce or tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • olive oil extra for greasing
  • flour extra for dusting

Instructions
 

  • PREPARATION OF THE BREADSTICK DOUGH:
  • Mix flours, salt, herbs, sugar, chilli flakes and garlic powder in a mixing bowl.
  • Add yeast and mix well.
  • Add oil and rub into the flour.
  • Add water and bring the flour together to form a dough.
  • Dust the worktop with some flour.
  • Knead the dough for 5 minutes till it becomes smooth.
  • Shape into a ball. Place in the greased bowl. Rub oil over the dough.
  • Cover the bowl with a tea towel or a lid. Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes.

SHAPING THE WITCHES' FINGERS:

  • Dust the worktop with some flour.
  • Grease two baking trays with some olive oil or line them with parchment paper.
  • Put the dough on the worktop.
  • Roll it out into a rectangle of about 6" X 24"
  • Using a pizza cutter cut the rectangle into 24 strips each about 1 inch wide.
  • Or you can divide the dough into 24 pieces and roll each into a finger.
  • Arrange the fingers on the prepared trays about an inch apart. Make sure you shape the tips to resemble finger tips. For the knbby knuckle look twist the dough as though you want to tie a knot.
  • Brush the fingers with olive oil.
  • Brush the tips lightly with some sauce.
  • Press an almond at the tip with the pointed side away from the dough.
  • Allow the fingers to rest for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Bake the witches' finger breadsticks for 20 minutes or till they turn light golden brown.
  • Remove the trays from the oven.
  • Serve warm breadsticks with a dip of your choice or with some soup.

Notes

  • Can use ready made pizza dough to make the breadsticks.
  • Add herbs and flavourings of your choice.
  • Can use beetroot juice instead of sauce.
  • For extra soft breadsticks bake them only for 15 minutes.
  • Pizza Sauce, Cream Cheese Dip, Cheese Sauce, Flavored Olive oil are some suggestions for dips.
Keyword easy Witches' Finger Breadsticks, Halloween treat