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    Freaky Ladies' Fingers (Halloween)

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    1 hr 12 mins

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    12 mins

    startnover's Note:

    These are great for halloween parties! We gave them out one year to neighbors and it was so much fun to see their reaction. If you want a twist, make a shorter version and call them Gobblins toes. Just make them shorter and use plain almonds for the toe nails. Sprinkle with dried rosemary "toe hair" and it's complete!

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    1. 1
      Place a small amount of food coloring in a bowl and with a new paint brush "paint" the almond halves on the rounded side. Set aside.
    2. 2
      In a Mixing bowl place water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand for five minutes to let yeast work.
    3. 3
      Beat 1 c flour in till combined. Beat in salt and 3-1/2 c flour till combined. Beat till dough pulls away from the sides.
    4. 4
      Reduce speed and add 1/2c flour (if dough is still sticky add up to 1 c more flour).
    5. 5
      Knead till smooth.
    6. 6
      Coat a large bowl with cooking spray and put dough in covering with plastic wrap and put in a warm place to double in size (1 hour).
    7. 7
      Heat oven to 450.
    8. 8
      Heat 3 quarts water to boiling.
    9. 9
      Add baking soda.
    10. 10
      Lightly coat two baking sheets with pan spray.Divide dough into quarters.
    11. 11
      Work with one at a time keeping the rest covered.
    12. 12
      Divide each piece in 12 pieces. On a lightly floured surface roll pieces back and forth into a finger shape, ( 3-4 inches long) make sure to leave a lump for the knuckle.
    13. 13
      When all 12 pieces are formed transfer to boiling soda water.
    14. 14
      Poach for 1 minute, using a slotted spoon transfer to a baking sheet.
    15. 15
      Repeat till all 4 quarters are done.
    16. 16
      Beat egg with 1 T water and brush over pretzels.
    17. 17
      Using a sharp knife score each knuckle about 3 times. Sprinkle with salt ( and rosemary if using).
    18. 18
      Possition the almond nails into place and push down to secure.
    19. 19
      Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or till golden brown.
    20. 20
      Let cool on a wire rack.
    21. 21
      These are best if eaten the first day but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 29, 2007


      These were actually tasty, and they looked great! They were a hit at our Samhain celebration.

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    • on October 30, 2005


      These were fun to make and a good way to get the whole family involved. I had to dilute the food color with water to make it look red instead of dark brown. This is a good healthy addition to a sugar-filled holiday!

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    Nutritional Facts for Freaky Ladies' Fingers (Halloween)

    Serving Size: 1 (26 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 48

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 54.2
    Calories from Fat 5
    Total Fat 0.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 3.8 mg
    Sodium 304.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 1.7 g

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