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Bread Baking: Them Bones!

[Photographs: Donna Currie]

With Halloween rapidly approaching, I considered a black and orange bread. Or something spider-shaped. Or ghost-like. But, no, I went with bones instead.

It's a simple idea. Make dough, tie ends in a knot, and you've got bones. They look sort of like the rawhides for dogs.

But that wasn't enough. I wanted some marrow in my bones. (That's a lot more fun, isn't it?) Who doesn't like a little surprise inside their bones?

I used cane sugar here; plain old white sugar would be fine, too. If you don't happen to have almond flour around, chop or grind any nuts you like until you have a crumbly dry finely chopped product. Don't grind all the way until you have a paste, though.

About the author: Donna Currie has been cooking for fun and writing for pay since the days when typewritten articles traveled by snail mail. When she combined those talents in a food column for a newspaper in her area, she realized that writing about food is almost as much fun as eating. You can find her on her blog, Cookistry or follow her on Twitter at @dbcurrie or @cookistry.

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