After we have prepared the Christmas decorations and filled ourselves with holiday spirit, the next challenge is the Christmas table, and in particular how to serve the dishes.

We'll offer you an idea of ​​a delicious bread or cake in Santa's shape.

Composition:

4 to 4 and 1 / 2 parts of flour
1 / 2 teaspoon sugar bowl
2 packs (7-8 grams each) dry yeast
1-1 / 2 salt
1 / 2 cup of milk
1 / 4 hours glass of water
1 / 4 cup of butter, diced
2 eggs
2 raisins for the eyes
2 yolk
2 to 3 drops red food coloring


Method of preparation

1. In a large bowl, combine two cups of flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat the milk, water and butter to 120 ° -130 ° and add them to the dry ingredients. Break the eggs and add them while stirring until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. Gradually add in the remaining flour to form a firm dough.

2. Turn over a floured surface and knead until dough is smooth and supple - about 6-8 minutes. Put it in a greased bowl, turning it once to grease it everywhere. Cover and keep warm until it doubles in volume - about 1 hours.

3. Pour out the dough. Turn it over on a slightly wrinkled surface and split it into two pieces - one slightly larger than the other.

4. For the most part, an elongated triangle is formed with rounded corners for Santa's head and his hat. You can put it in and work in the baking tray.

5. Divide the smaller part in half. Make a beard from one part by rolling out the dough in a trapezoidal shape. Use a rabbit scissors or a pizza roller to form strips. Cut through 1-2 cm and about 2 cm from the attachment point, not to the end. Put on Santa's face and roll and braid the ribbons if you want to get volume.

6. Use the remaining mustache dough, nose, pom-pom hat and periphery. Form a piece of dough with a dough by rolling out a rectangle; Line and trim the ends of small strips with scissors. Place over the beard and reshape if necessary. Use a small ball of nose dough and place it over the mustache. Fold the top of the hat forward and add another pump ball. Form a narrow strip of dough periphery on the hat.

7. Use two scissors to form two slits for the eyes and place the raisins inside. In two bowls, beat the two yolks. Add a red food coloring to one yolk and carefully coat the hat, nose and cheeks. Apply the other yolk to the remaining dough.

8. Cover with foil. Bake at 180-200 ° C for about 15-20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until golden brown. Depending on the specifics of the oven, a change in degrees or baking time may be possible.

The pastry is slightly sweet, but not too much and can be served with a variety of dishes - both salty and sweet.

You can use a different dough recipe and shape it in a similar way.