Friday, October 16, 2009

Parmesan Breadstick Broomsticks

It's time for another wicked Halloween treat! This week's idea was found in the Oct 23rd issue of All You. These are really a fun way to serve bread with your meal during Halloween week. While the recipe calls for frozen pizza dough, I buy mine fresh from a local bakery. I have made twisted breadsticks with pizza dough before, but this gives an added touch to your spooky celebration. So put on your witch's hat and serve up a cauldron of steaming soup or stew with these tasty little brooms! You'll sweep everyone off their feet with this clever creation!

Two 1-lb pieces frozen pizza dough, thawed
2 Tbsp milk (skim is fine)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan (make sure you are using a fresh Parmesan)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

On a lightly floured countertop or board, roll each piece of dough into a 6 x 10-inch rectangle. With a floured chef's knife cut each rectangle into six 10-inch strips. Make 3-inch lengthwise cut at one end of each strip, 1/4-inch apart, to form broom straws. Twist and pull uncut portion of strips to form a broom handle. (Each broomstick will be about 15 inches long.) Gently transfer broomsticks to prepared baking sheet; place at least 2-inches apart. Separate cuts ends. (For this step, I did all the work on the baking sheet so I did not have to move anything that long before baking.) Brush broomsticks with milk and sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake until golden, 15-18 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. are amazing! This looks super Linda...what a great idea!

  2. I'm loving the idea of buying the fresh bread dough! Look delicious!

  3. These look wonderful and the tip for purchasing fresh bread dough is worth its weight in gold. Have a great day.

  4. These are beyond CUTE!! Love it!!

  5. Mmmm, sounds so good. I think I am making Taco Soup for dinner tomorrow. I think these breadsticks will go perfectly with them!

    Hope you are having a great week Linda!


  6. Linda... In the season of soups, these incredible breadsticks are perfect. What a terrific recipe! Thanks


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