That’s right, nerdy lovers of all things Hogwarts. It’s that special time of year. I’ve got my midnight tickets (and didn’t take Friday off of work!), a new HP-related t-shirt to wear and I’m ready to roll. Well, in a week and a half I will be. Until then…

I present to you, Dementor’s Kiss Bread Twists, crafted into nothing less than the Dark Mark. These bread twists are insanely garlicky, so you’ll want to steer clear of anyone you hope to actually kiss. They sure make Azkaban sound not-too-shabby, though!

It’s true, I really am this geeky. You know you love it. :)

Dementor’s Kiss Bread Twists

1/2 packet or 1 1/8 teas. rapid rise yeast
1/4 teas. sugar
1/2 + 1 tbsp warm water
2 teas. olive oil
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teas. powdered garlic
1 head fresh garlic, minced
2 tbsp. margarine, melted
sea salt to sprinkle

In the bottom of a large bowl, combine yeast, sugar and warm water. Let sit for a few minutes until frothy. In another both, combine the flour and powdered garlic. Add the rest of the water and oil to the yeast mixture and begin to incorporate the flour a 1/2 cup at a time. Mix until a sticky dough forms. Roll out onto a floured surface and knead until a smooth, elastic dough forms, adding flour as needed. Dough should be moist, but not sticky. Place dough in an oiled bowl, turning once to coat. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, approximately 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Punch dough to deflate and turn out onto a floured surface. Divide dough into three equal parts.* Roll each part into a long rope, about 20-24 inches long. With a rolling pin, flatten each rope.

Brush each flattened rope with melted margarine and sprinkle evenly with minced garlic. Fold over one side of rope to touch the other and seal. Carefully twist rope into the Dark Mark shape and transfer to a parchment lined cookie sheet. Repeat, placing about 2 inches apart. Cover with a dish towel and let twists rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool for a minute or two before brushing on remaining melted margarine. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve warm.

Makes 3 large Dementor’s Kiss Bread Twists. *Can be divided up into 6 parts and rolled out into garlicky breadsticks.

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8 Responses to dementor’s kiss… bread twists

  1. FoodFeud says:

    YESSS. I will eat my way to excitement!

  2. I’m SUPER excited about the movie next week! Best birthday present ever! =)

    These look tasty! You could always feed an extra twist to the person you hope to kiss. Two garlics cancel each other out! =)

  3. Louzilla says:

    Those are wonderful!! So amazing. And garlic is perfect for a dementor’s kiss.

  4. SarahJ says:

    This is AWESOME!

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  6. Kelly says:

    I love your HP series! I’m so excited for Friday… and I can’t wait to see what else you come up with this week!

  7. Sara says:

    The dough is just crumbling!!
    I keep having to add more and more water. I’m very very worried about how these are going to turn out haha, you should include a video of how to make them shaped like the dark mark, I’m worried about that part too lol

    They look and smell amazing, but no dough is forming!

    • Kris says:

      Were they crumbling when you were first making the dough or after the rise? If it was while first making the dough, you should just keep adding a little bit of water until a dough comes together. If it was after the rise, the dough wasn’t kneaded enough, so the gluten strands didn’t develop, making the dough weak. This process is just like making any yeast bread recipe, I’m sure there are lots of Youtube video tutorials out there. Hope they turned out okay!