With the holiday upon us, this looks like a fun party recipe to try!
Golden Delicious Santa Bread!
4 to 4-1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 egg yolks
2 to 3 drops red food coloring
**Quick Tip: Instead of stirring up homemade dough, start with 2 loaves of purchased frozen bread dough and turn them onto a lightly floured surface. Take a small portion of one loaf and add it to the other loaf, making it slightly larger. Then begin shaping the Santa with the dough following the previous instructions.**
You will need a large bowl.
Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt.
Heat the milk, water and butter to 120°-130° in a small saucepan.
Add to dry ingredients. You need to beat just until moistened.
Beat in the eggs until smooth.
Stir the remaining flour in to form a stiff dough.
Turn onto a floured surface.
Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm plac