Ciro’s Spooky Witch Fingers Halloween Recipe

Preparing for Halloween? These spooky witch finger breadsticks make for a great Halloween treat. Quick and easy to make, Cirio’s witch breadstick fingers can be enjoyed alone
Spooky Witch Fingers


For the finger breadsticks 

250ml of warm water
15g of yeast
1 tbsp of barley malt
1 tbsp of Semolina flour
500g of grade 00 flour
3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste

For the fingertip sauce

400g of Cirio’s passata rustica
1 small onion, chopped
3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
50g of almonds, cut in half
Salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl, add 200ml of warm water, yeast and mat and stir until the yeast and malt have dissolved. Meanwhile in a separate bowl, place the remaining warm water and a pinch of salt, allowing the salt to dissolve as well.
Add the flour to the water, yeast and malt mixture and stir. When everything is well combined, drizzle the olive oil and add the water and salt mixture continuing to stir until well combined.
When the dough is stretchy and slightly sticky, transfer it onto a floured surface and knead for a few minutes. Transfer the dough back into the bowl, cover with cling-film and set aside to rise for approximately 1 hour.
Pre-heat the oven to 200C and start shaping the dough into finger breadsticks not forgetting to use a knife to re-create the lines of the knuckles. Follow by brushing with olive oil and sprinkling with semolina flour.
Place the finger breadsticks on a tray lined with baking paper and cook for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, brown the chopped onion in a saucepan with 3tbsp of olive oil, add Cirio’s passata rustica, season with salt and pepper and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
Once the fingers are cooked apply some tomato sauce to the tips and then apply half an almond on top to resemble a nail.


• Cirio’s Passatas come from the ripest tomatoes simply peeled and sieved
• Choose either Rustic Passata with a more chunky texture or Smooth Passata for a creamy texture.

As Italy’s most loved tomato brand, Cirio is an icon of Italian cuisine in over 90 countries. Since 1856, Cirio has created a range of tomato products to bring the authentic taste of Italy into every home!

Made from 100% Italian tomatoes, harvested and processed on the same day and with guaranteed traceability from seed to fork, Cirio’s products create the real rich and unique ‘Taste of Italy’ ideal for the most discerning chefs and households.

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