Elevate your Halloween menu with a spooky twist, skull shaped bread that floats eerily in a bowl of rich tomato basil soup. Get ready to impress your guests with this creative and delicious dish! If you want the perfect Halloween party meal, this is it!

skull shaped bread

Related: You might like to see some of my other Halloween ideas for a festive holiday. These hanging bat treat bags make a cool decoration for a Halloween party.

Skull Shaped Pan

You will need a skull-shaped pan and I have to say I LOVE this 3-D mini skull pan! It so easily makes some creepy treats perfect for Halloween. You can make sweet cakes, mold a cheese ball, and of course, make some amazing skull-shaped bread for your soup! Sad news though it is no longer available.

Wilton 3-D Mini Skull Pan

Good news! I found another pan that would work. Try NordicWare Halloween Haunted Skull Cakelet Pan. Look at how a simple red velvet cake mix can make a spooky dessert. I also love these pizza skulls recipe.

Red Velvet Skull Cakes

How to Make Skull Shaped Bread

I used my favorite basic yeast dough to make these delicious rolls and I floated them in a yummy bowl of blood — okay just kidding! These skull-shaped bread rolls are floating in a to die for bowl of Tomato Basil Soup! This spooky meal won’t disappoint! Here is a printed recipe for the bread dough.

Basic Yeast Dough Recipe

  • 1 pkg dry yeast
  • 1 c Warm water
  • 3 tb Sugar
  • 2 tb Butter
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 3 c All-purpose flour (use up to 3 1/2 cups if needed)
  • 1 egg

Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water, and let stand 5 minutes (or until you see bubbles). Add butter, 3 cups flour, and salt, and mix in a food processor or mixer. Next add the yeast mixture and egg. Mix to form a soft dough (about 45 seconds in the food processor with a dough blade and about 2 minutes in a mixer. Spray hands with cooking spray, then remove the dough from the mixer. Place dough in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts for about 45 mins to an hour or until doubled in size, or cover and refrigerate dough for up to 5 days (If refrigerated, shape dough, place in pan then let it rise before baking). Punch the dough down, with lightly sprayed hands shape the dough, and bake. This dough also makes delicious cinnamon rolls. Adapted from Southern Living

skull shaped bread tutorial

Lightly spray pan with cooking spray. Place about a 1/4 cup dough in each skull face.

Allow dough to rise again, about 30 – 45 minutes. It will almost double in size. Place the remaining dough in the refrigerator while these four rolls rise and bake. Bake rolls at 400 degrees for about 10 – 12 minutes. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.

This playful yet delicious dish is the perfect way to add a spooky twist to your next meal. Whether you’re preparing it for a Halloween party or just a cozy night in, the combination of the savory tomato basil soup and the fun skull-shaped bread is sure to be a hit.

More Halloween Ideas

Get ready to conjure up wickedly delicious cupcakes, craft eerie decorations, and cook up a feast of themed dinners.

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  1. Oh no Heather! It needs one egg. I have updated the recipe. I am so sorry! I hope you went ahead and added an egg!

  2. this is awesome – but I just started making these and realized something’s wrong with either the recipe or the ingredients. After mixing the flour and butter, you say ” Next add yeast mixture, egg.” – But there isn’t any egg in the ingredients list! Help!

  3. A little creepy, so great for Halloween spookiness for sure! LOL

    Love the idea for using the mold for bread. Makes me want to go see what shapes/molds I can use for bread. My kids would get a kick out of that.

  4. This is so awesome, Cindy!!!! I love it! I knew that pan was awesome, but making bread skulls – you’re a genius!!

  5. I love this idea! What an easy way for some halloween fun! My kids are going to love it. The things you can make with that pan too! Thanks!

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