Witch Fingers Breadsticks with Bloody Tomato Soup

Witch Fingers Breadsticks with Bloody Tomato Soup
Witch Fingers Breadsticks with Bloody Tomato Soup
Witch fingers breadsticks served with red tomato soup ‘blood’ makes a spooktacular treat for Halloween!!
Whole wheat flour- 1 ¼ cups (150 grams)
All purpose flour- 1 ¼ cups (150 grams)
Rice flour- ½ cup (70 grams)
Salt- 1 teaspoon 
Oregano- 1 tablespoon 
Black pepper powder- ½ teaspoon 
Oil- 2 tablespoon 
Lukewarm water- 200 milliliter 
Instant dry yeast- 1 teaspoon (5 grams)
Sugar- 1 teaspoon 
Milk- 1 tablespoon 
Almonds- 9-10
Start by warming the water. Just make it lukewarm, don't make it hot. ( If the water is either too hot or not warm enough the yeast will not froth).
Take the water and add sugar to it. Mix it well.
Now add yeast to this warm water and sugar solution. It should start bubbling.
Keep aside the water and yeast mix for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a bowl take whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, rice flour, salt, black pepper powder, oregano and oil.
After 10 mins you will see a frothy and bubbly mix of yeast.
Now add the yeast mix to flour. Start adding this yeast water little by little. Mix well with hands or you can use a stand mixer also. Make a smooth firm dough.
Keep the dough in a greased bowl at a warm place for about an hour.
Let it rest until it doubles in volume.
After an hour, when the dough rises to double its size, take it out on a greased surface.
Punch it to release the air and give it a good knead for about 3-4 minutes.
Grease two baking trays or line them with parchment paper.
Preheat the oven at 180*C.
After that, divide the dough into 17-18 equal portions. 
Roll out each portion into a ball.

Roll each ball into a log shape. Make depressions in this log with your fingers to give the knobbly finger shape.

You can either use a knife or a toothpick to make some creases.

Add an almond to the tip of this prepared finger for the fingernail and press down gently to make sure it’s secure.

Place all these prepared fingers on the baking trays, leaving about a centimeter of gap between them. 

With the help of a brush, apply milk on all the fingers.

Place the trays in the preheated oven for 15 minutes at 180* C.

After that lower the temperature to 160*C and bake them for another 15 minutes.

Once done, switch off the oven and slightly open the door of the oven.

Leave the trays in the oven for some more time (for about half an hour).

This step will give them crusty crust.

After that take out the trays and gently remove all the breadsticks and with the help of a paintbrush apply red color on fingernail beds and stub area.

Serve them with hot Tomato soup.

(I have used my recipe of Lentil Tomato Soup to make this soup Lentil Tomato Beet Soup ).

Enjoy & Spookify!!