Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Mummy Bread - #BreadBakers

The Bread Bakers have a really fun theme this month. We are making some spooky bread for Halloween. My most favourite part of this was researching what I wanted to make. I wanted to make all the spooky things. Eventually, I decided on a filled bread shaped like a mummy. I also added some spiders for some added spook. 

As much as I enjoyed this, these mummies gave me a fight. I made them on a very rainy, extremely humid weekend.  Ian did not hit us directly but we still had heavy rains for more than a week. From the swells formed from Ian to other disturbances, the tropics were active. I wanted to wait to bake but I did not know when the rains would end. With that much moisture in the air, my dough kept getting very sticky in no time. I fought through though. If you're baking on a rainy day, be sure to use much less water than the recipe calls for. You won't aim for a tacky dough. Go for something drier because it will absorb a lot of moisture from the air. You definitely also want to proof the dough in the fridge. Proofing on the counter isn't worth it. 

Be sure to scroll down to see what the other Bread Bakers made for you this month!

Mummy Bread
Yield - 5 Mummies


360 grams flour 
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 
1 1/2 teaspoon salt 
2 tablespoons oil 
227 grams (1 cup) water

Sauce, cheese, meat, vegetables, anything that you like


Mix together the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Drizzle in oil and water. Knead until it forms a smooth, tacky dough. Add additional water or flour as needed. Place in an oiled bowl and refrigerate overnight or cover and let sit at room temperature until doubled. 

When the dough is ready, divide it into 5 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a triangle and follow the directions in this video to shape and fill. My triangles were about 9 inches long. Be sure not to add too much filling or you will have a mess on your hands. 

Place the mummies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover the mummies with a damp towel or plastic wrap and allow to rise until puffy. This should take about 20 minutes. 

While the mummies are rising (lol), preheat the oven to 375 F. When the mummies are ready, bake 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned. If you choose to use an egg wash, bake until golden. 



#BreadBakers is a group of bread-loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. 

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  1. I love the spiders too! I'm so glad you weren't hit hard by Ian other than the humidity.

  2. Wow, I didn't realize dough could be so affected by the humidity! Glad you were not in the direct path!

  3. The mummies look great and addition of spiders really add more spook!

  4. The mummy bread looks amazing.

  5. The bread looks amazing and the love the spiders. Your hard work paid off and I love the perfection and shaping.