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.


Makes 8 servings


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


  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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