Santa Bread


  • 1 recipe bread dough


  1. Divide dough into 1 1/3 piece and 1 2/3 piece. Keep smaller piece covered with a kitchen towel while working with the larger piece. 
  2. Form larger piece into a cone.
  3. With smaller piece, form two balls for the pom-pom and nose, two rounds for the eyes, one rectangle for the hat brim, one half round for the beard, and one half round for the mustache.
  4. Stretch small end of cone, and curve it to one side to form cap.
  5. Transfer to baking sheet.
  6. Fit the rectangle onto base of cap for the brim. Take one ball, and attach to end of cap for the pom-pom. Place the second ball on face to make a nose.
  7. Using a knife, cut vertical slits in larger half round, to make beard. Attach to lower half of face.
  8. Cut horizontal slits in smaller half round. Gather in center, and press into face forming mustache and mouth.
  9. Cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let rise for 15 to 30 minutes.
  10. Brush face and beard with egg yolk. Add food coloring to egg yolk, and brush hood and tip of nose.
  11. Bake at 350 F until it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom, about 1 hour. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Brush brim of hood and pom-pom with apple jelly.

© Lisa Miner 2017