Santa’s Bread!

I know it’s late to post a Christmas recipe but I my boyfriend got back from Germany right before NYE, so on Monday we had a little Christmas dinner at my house and exchanged presents.

For the occasion I made a fantastic smoked salmon risotto, lemon baked cod fish and truffle honey baby carrots. Then to give the dinner a bit of a Xmas atmosphere, I decided to make this Santa’s bread.

This is actually something super funny you could make next year with your kids.  I am sure they would have a blast shaping bread like Santa’s head.

Ingredients (make one Santa):

  • 1 batch of pizza dough (made from 1 cup of flour)
  • 1 egg
  • red food coloring
  • 1 black olive

Divide the dough into 2 balls one of 900 gr and one of 450 gr. Roll the biggest piece into a drop shape

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then cut the bottom half into strips (about 1 cm thick)

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Take 2/3 of the small piece of dough and roll it out, then cut it into strips (1 cm thick) leaving at the top about 1 cm thick edge. Twist each strips on itself

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Brush the bottom of the santa’s head with water and place it on top of it

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Fold the top of Santa’s head on itself so that it looks like a hat. Use the remaining 1/3 of dough to make

2 flat strips, one to put as the edge of Santa’s hat

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and one to put on top of the edge of it’s bear

Santa’s mustaches, by making 3 long strips, twisting them together in the center

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than make 2 balls, one bigger for the tip of the hat and one smaller for Santa’s nose

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Brush the whole Santa’s with a beaten egg and add 2 small pieces of a black olive as its eyes

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then add a few drops of red food coloring into the remaining egg

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and carefully brush it on top of it’s hat.

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Bake at 180 C for about 30 min

Let it cool down completely before serving.

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Love

– LittleDani

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