Witch’s broom crackers

Witch’s broom crackers

https://www.coop.co.uk/recipes/witchs-broom-crackers

Black food colouring gives these crackers a spooky effect, especially when decorated with cheese to make edible witch's broomsticks!

  • Feeds 32Feeds 32
  • Ready in 30 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    3%
    221kj 52kcal
  • Fat
    Med 2%
    1.4g
  • Saturates
    High 4%
    0.8g
  • Sugar
    Low 0%
    0.2g
  • Salt
    Med 4%
    0.22g

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 8g

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  1. Line two large baking trays and sprinkle with flour
  2. Put the flour, yeast and salt into a large bowl, keeping the yeast and salt separate
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. Put in a large, greased bowl then leave in a warm place to rise for 30 mins, or until doubled in size
  6. Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7
  7. Divide the dough into four, then, working with a quarter at a time, gently stretch into a large rectangle about 20cm x 10cm
  8. Divide into eight strips and roll into long thin breadsticks
  9. Space apart on the trays, then dust with flour — you should have 32 breadsticks
  10. Bake for 12-15 mins, until hard to the touch, then transfer to a wire rack until completely cool
  11. To decorate, wrap the cheese strips around the ends of the breadsticks and secure with chives

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