How to bake spice-filled sandworm bread

After some trial and error, Chris-Rachael Oseland has perfected a recipe for spice-filled sandworm bread, just in time for Kitchen Overlord's Dune Week.

Her recipe is a marvel of comedy and ingenuity, as full of nerdy Dune jokes as it is full of wormy, spicy, carb-y goodness.

First, mix the yeast and warm water. Let the yeast blossom like a sand storm in the desert. After ten minutes, add the brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and eggs. Whisk it all together until your bowl starts to smell like stale spice wine.

Add half the flour. Top that off with the melted butter. You may think you want to add the melted butter to the liquids, but you're wrong. The heat will destroy your yeast as surely as a spice mining platform attracts a worm. Top it off with the rest of the flour.

This part may seem dangerous, but if you own a stand mixer, set it to 2 and let it go for six or seven minutes. Try to break the rhythm by pausing at random times to scrape the sides. It's far safer to mix everything up by hand then knead it for a good 10 minutes at a random, uneven pace.

Spice-Filled Sandworm Bread
[Chris-Rachael Oseland/Kitchen Overlord]

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