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Witches Broomsticks


Witches' Broomsticks

Witches' Broomsticks

For year-round enjoyment, omit licorice and do not cut up bread dough. Place dough on baking sheet and brush with egg. Top with cheese and oregano and bake as directed.

Yield

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

1 can (11 ounces) refrigerated French bread dough
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon water
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 (12-inch) pieces black string licorice

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease baking sheet.
  2. Cut bread dough into 8 equal pieces; roll each piece into 10-inch length. Fold top 1/3 of dough down, leaving 3 inches at bottom. Twist doubled top 2/3 portion to form broom handle. Cut bottom part into 5 or 6 lengthwise strips to form bristles of broom. Place shaped dough pieces, about 2 inches apart, on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Beat together egg yolk and water with fork; brush evenly onto dough. Combine Parmesan cheese and oregano in small bowl; sprinkle evenly onto bottom portions of brooms.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack; cool slightly.
  5. Cut licorice evenly into 8 lengths; wrap around bottoms of brooms to "tie" bristles.

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