Witch’s broom crackers
Black food colouring gives these crackers a spooky effect, especially when decorated with cheese to make edible witch's broomsticks!
Each serving contains
% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 8g
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- 350g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
- 7g sachet Co-op instant dried yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1-2 drops black food colouring
- Co-op olive oil, for greasing
- Co-op Edam slices, cut into strips, and chives, for decorating
- Line two large baking trays and sprinkle with flour
- Put the flour, yeast and salt into a large bowl, keeping the yeast and salt separate
- Make a well in the centre, and slowly pour in 175ml lukewarm water, along with the food colouring, bringing in the dry ingredients from the side with a wooden spoon
- Once you have a soft, but not sticky, dough, turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8-10 mins, until soft and springy (or use a stand mixer to knead for 5-6 mins)
- Put in a large, greased bowl then leave in a warm place to rise for 30 mins, or until doubled in size
- Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7
- Divide the dough into four, then, working with a quarter at a time, gently stretch into a large rectangle about 20cm x 10cm
- Divide into eight strips and roll into long thin breadsticks
- Space apart on the trays, then dust with flour — you should have 32 breadsticks
- Bake for 12-15 mins, until hard to the touch, then transfer to a wire rack until completely cool
- To decorate, wrap the cheese strips around the ends of the breadsticks and secure with chives