Monday, October 25, 2010

Witch Finger Breadsticks

Thanks to my friend Elizabeth, I have this wonderful whole wheat breadstick recipe. This one is actually in my cookbook on page 73 (for the Insiders). Thanks to my sister, Amy, I have this cute idea of what to do with the breadsticks. These are so fun and cute that you should definitely add them to your whole grain Halloween Menu!!!

Elizabeth's Soft Whole Wheat Breadsticks

1 T yeast 1 1⁄2 C warm water 1 1⁄2 T powdered milk 2 T honey 3 3⁄4 C sifted whole wheat flour 1 tsp salt 2 tsp dough enhancer 2 tsp gluten
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix yeast and warm water and let sit until fizzy; this will take a few minutes. Mix together powdered milk, and honey. Add yeast mixture. Add 2 C whole wheat flour, dough enhancer and gluten and sprinkle salt on top of the flour. (This will keep the salt and the yeast separate) Mix well. Add whole wheat flour 1⁄2 cup at a time until dough is just not sticky. Knead for about 8 minutes. Roll out into breadsticks and let rise for 20-30 minutes, or until breadsticks have doubled in size. Brush with beaten egg whites. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and place slivered almonds at the tips as the fingernails. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until light golden brown. Makes 8-10 large breadsticks.

For extra delicious flavor...mix in 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp Italian seasoning and 1/2 C shredded Parmesan cheese before kneading. After the breadsticks have risen, sprinkle extra Parmesan cheese on the breadsticks, add the almonds and bake.

Serve breadsticks with Alfredo, garlic butter, or Savory Perfect Marinara Pizza Sauce (These are all found in Sauces, Frostings and Dips section)

To make them into witch's fingers add 1/4 tsp of food coloring into the dough with the flour, dough enhancer and gluten to make the fingers green. Place slivered almonds on the breadsticks after you have formed them into breadsticks and after they have risen for 20-30 minutes. Then freaky and cute!!!!!

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