Santa Bread Recipe
I am so thrilled about how this Santa Bread turned out and my kids were just giddy helping me make it. They kept telling me which part of his facce they were going to eat when it was done. First you need to make your dough. Here is my go to recipe. Whether you use a mixer, bread machine or hand knead, I have got you covered! Make sure you have a little red food coloring on hand too. I am not an artist at all. I can't draw a stick figure to save my life so being able to create art with the bread blew my mind! Plus it's something you can get the kids to help you with! After your dough has risen, divide it in 2 pieces, with one being a little bigger. Next roll out the bigger piece of dough into this type of oval shape and place it on a cookie sheet. Divide the smaller piece of dough into 2 pieces. Roll out in a rounded rectangle and slice off the top to make it even. Cut up dough into strands for the beard. Place on top of the dough on the cookie sheet and twist each of the strands. Next break off a small piece of dough for the mustache and roll out. Next cut both sides of the dough, leaving a little strip in the middle. Twist the strips just like you did the beard. Then fold over the stache and place it on the big man. Leave a little opening between the beard and the mustache for the mouth. Add a cute little button nose. Next you need to form the rim of your hat so bring back those play dough days and make your best snake then flatten it out a little. Place is on the top half of the santa. Next roll out the hat into this shape. Fold the little hat over and put on top of bread and make a little ball for the hat. Get 2 eggs. Put the yolks in 2 different bowls and use a little food coloring to color one of them red. Paint the beard, and mustache with the yellow egg yolk and the hat, cheeks and nose with the red egg yolk. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until beard is golden brown.