Baking a crown of thorns out of bread is fun and easy. It’s great for serving with dinner on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday.
You do not have to make homemade bread to do this! You can just get the Pillsbury breadsticks from a can and put them together the way I do the cinnamon rolls for St. Lucy bread.
- Bread dough (your favorite recipe or Pillsbury breadsticks from a can)
- Pretzel Sticks
- 1 egg
Make your favorite bread dough recipe, separate into 3 equal pieces, and roll into 3 ropes.
Braid the dough together, and shape into a circle. Pinch together at the end. Don’t worry- it seriously doesn’t have to be perfect.
Beat one egg, and brush across the top of the bread.
Bake according to dough directions.
Once it’s all baked, stick pretzel stick in the bread all over to be the “thorns”, poking out at different angles. They will easily go into the bread while it is still warm.
This is great to serve with meatless soup on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday. We served ours with pea soup.
Just slice off pieces of the bread and serve.