Growing up, my sisters and I would constantly watch the “Santa Tracker,” in the hope of keeping an eye on the Big Man in Red. We’d visit the workshop, check our Naughty or Nice status, and bake cookies with Mrs. Claus. As Christmas drew closer, we’d try to be extra sweet for fear of straying into the naughty-zone – we were terrified of receiving buckets of coal.
One snowy Christmas, my sisters and I decided to leave this Santa Bread for Old St. Nick instead of traditional cookies. We were hoping that he’d give us a few extra presents as a reward for our hard work in creating his own image. Unable to resist the soft and chewy bread, we ate the entire treat before Santa could even hop down the chimney.
Tender and golden, this Golden Santa Bread is entirely edible. It’s so adorable, your little elves won’t be able to share with Santa.
For dough recipe and baking instructions: Golden Santa Bread Recipe >
Putting Santa Together:
On a lightly floured surface, shape the larger portion of bread dough into an elongated triangle with rounded corners for Santa’s head and hat.
Shape and flatten half of the smaller portion of dough into a beard. Using a scissors or pizza cutter, cut the beard into strips to within 1 in. of the top of the beard.
Carefully pick up the cut beard piece with both hands and position the beard on the bottom of Santa’s face.
If desired, twist the cut strips in the beard and slightly curl up the ends of the strips to shape the beard.
Add red food coloring to one beaten egg yolk and carefully brush the tinted red yolk over the hat, nose and cheeks.
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