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!

  5. […] up, she’s got some aptly named (they’re full of gar­lic!) Dementor’s Kiss bread twists, made in the shape of the Dark Mark. As an evil witch myself (remem­ber my Delight­fully Dark Mark […]

  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!

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