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!
PARMESAN BREADSTICK BROOMSTICKS
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.