Ooey Gooey Witch’s Fingers
Makes 16 fingers
Creepy on the outside, gooey on the inside…what more could a goblin ask for? Enjoy plain or dip into bloody marinara, it'll be hard to decide “witch” way you like best.
- 1 cup water
- 16 almonds
- 1 bottle natural red food coloring
- 1 small new paint brush
- 1 teaspoon instant yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (about 110 degrees F)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon Henry’s Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 cups organic bread flour, plus extra for work surface
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 sticks of string cheese, cut in half
- 1 Henry’s Large Egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons water
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 3 tablespoons Henry’s Organic Butter, melted
- 1 jar Henry’s Organic Marinara Sauce, heated
Bring the water to a boil. Add almonds and blanch for one minute. Remove from heat and place almonds on a towel. Take another towel and rub off the skins. Place a couple drops of food coloring in a small bowl, and using the paintbrush paint each almond red. Place on wax paper to dry.
Mix yeast with water in a glass bowl or 2-cup measuring cup. Let stand about 5 minutes. Add enough water to equal 1 cup water total. Stir in oil. Place flour and salt in food processor. Pulse to mix. Slowly add liquid while processor is running. Once the dough forms a ball, process for an additional 30 seconds. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for about 5 minutes. Place in oiled bowl, and cover and let rise for 2 hours. Punch dough down and divide into two balls. Take one ball and roll into an eight inch strand. Cut into 8 pieces. Roll out each piece so it is 5 inches long and 2 inches wide. Place a piece of string cheese on dough and roll to form a "finger-like" shape. The gnarlier, the better!
Mix egg with 2 tablespoons water. Brush edges of dough with egg wash, to form a seal. Press an almond at one end as the fingernail. Use a knife and gently press into the "finger" to create "knuckles." Place competed fingers on baking sheet sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Repeat with rest of dough until it is all used.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush fingers with melted butter. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven and serve with marinara sauce.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Henry's Farmers Market. All rights reserved.
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