Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday Snack

Hi All,

Happy/Sad Good Friday to you.  We made our "Crown of Thorns" snack today. Since this is the second year we did this I'm now going to call it our Good Friday tradition.  It's super delicious.  The kids look forward to it (as do I) and they're gobbled up in no time.  Of course it's a good opportunity to talk about Good Friday.  Why not do that while they're baking?


2 1/2 cups   All-purpose flour
3 tsp            Baking Pwd
4 tsp            Sugar
1 tsp            Salt
1 1/3 cup     Milk
2 Tbs          Melted Butter or Margarine

1. Mix dry ingredients together.  
2. Stir in the milk.
3. Knead to make the dough.  Add more flour if it's sticky.
4. Roll out into 10"X12" square.
5. Cut into 24, 10" long pieces. 
6. Follow directions for the crowns, or just bake them like soft breadsticks.
7. Place on a greased baking sheet (or use a Silpat liner) and brush them with melted butter.  Add sea salt (optional).
8. Bake @ 450 for 10-12 min.

Once you have your sticks cut you can either gather 3 strands and braid or 2-3 strands and twist them.

Form it into a ring.

Use scissors to cut the thorns.  Use the scissors or your fingers to push them upright as much as you can as the thorns may droop a little while baking and you won't notice them as much.

 Place them on your sheet and brush them with butter and salt.  Bake them like the recipe states.

Makes 8-12 depending on if you use the two or three strand method. Be cautious with little ones eating this since the thorns may be too pointy for them.  You may even not want to cut thorns and just bake them twisted or braided.

Hope you have a happy and Holy Easter.


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