Smiling Santa

White or Whole Wheat Dough Recipe

  1. Use 1¼ pounds of dough. Roll 1 pound of dough into an 18" triangle; place on large greased baking sheet. Fold top over to form cap.
  2. For trim on cap: roll 2 ounces of dough into 2" x 8" rectangle; lay across upper triangle tucking ends under.
  3. Use remaining 2 ounces of dough for hat, nose, cheeks and mustache. With scissors, cut out eyes and mouth; reinforce by crunching aluminum foil and placing in openings during rising and baking. Place small roll on hat.
  4. For mustache: roll out small 8" rope; cut in half and place on face curving ends.
  5. For beard: cut dough into narrow strips and twist. Cover; let rise 30 minutes. Brush with beaten egg. Bake at 350°F, 20-25 minutes or until golden.

This Smiling Santa bread sculpture is perfect for the holidays! Use it either as a DIY Christmas centerpiece or munch away with party guests as they marvel at your artistic talents. This bread recipe is a winner!