Monday, September 4, 2017

Brimstone Bread

Aren't these stunning? This beautiful recipe comes from Hellen Die of the Necro-nom-nom-nomicon. I discovered this talented woman from this way cool pin on Pinterest which led me to and then to the website behind this amazing prop. To my surprise, not only does she make professional Halloween props, she creates Halloween food too! I was so excited and I read every one of her blog posts and recipes. Her writing is fantastically fun and her recipes are devilishly creative and delicious. I'm in complete awe of her creativity and talent. Luckily for me, she has graciously allowed me to make and blog her gorgeous Brimstone Bread! Check out her amazing website at and definitely follow her on Instagram to see all her in-process pics and recipes all year long. Happy Halloween everyone and thank you Hellen!  

Brimstone Bread 

Recipe from Necro-nom-nom-nomicon
Makes 12

1 box Fleischmann's® Simply Homemade® Bread Mix
1-2 tsp red food coloring

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare bread according to package directions, but make sure to add red food coloring to the warm water prior to adding it to the dry bread mix. 
Cut dough into 12 pieces, roll into balls, and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Cover with a damp towel and let rise according to package directions. While the rolls rise, prepare to topping.

2 T dry active yeast
2 T sugar
2 T vegetable oil
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 cups rice flour
1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees) with black food coloring

Mix yeast, sugar, oil, salt and rice flour together. Mix black food coloring into warm water and add to the flour mixture. Make sure the topping is very black by adding more black food coloring if needed. I used gel food coloring and it worked very well. The topping will be sticky but still fluid enough to drip of the end of a spoon.
Using your hands, smear topping on rolls. Make sure to spread the topping fairly thick so that it forms the cracks when baked. Let the topping sit for 15 minutes to adhere to the bread dough and then bake according to package directions. Right out of the oven, slice open and slather on some garlic butter and devour!

More Halloween recipes to try:

Black Magic Spellcakes
Love at First Bite Linguini

Midnight Sushi with Wasabi Skulls


  1. These are beautiful! I did wonder what your hands looked like after playing with the black dough, though. ;)

    1. Luckily, my hands washed up nicely. Thank you for your nice comment. :)

  2. Hi, I have a question!
    How do the brimstone bread taste sweet or hearty?

    1. The bread is not sweet, more like a dinner roll or white bread. BUt I'm sure you could make them sweet if you use a bread mix for a sweeter bread, instead of the white bread mix I used here. Thank you for your comment.