Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Santa bread and house pics...

Today I did some more on my list.

One thing I did was make the santa bread with Molly. We were afraid it would look nothing like the picture in the recipie book, but it actually kind of did. We didn't have red food coloring though, all we had was yellow.

Here is a pic of Molly painting on the egg yolk. I actually didn't get the bread in this pic.

Here is a pic of the Santa bread. Isn't it cute!

Here are a couple pics of the house. I didn't take pics of all the rooms because they arn't finished yet. Even the ones I took pics of need work. Here are pics of Molly/Parker's room, the kitchen, and our bedroom. There is only one view of each. Later I'll take better ones. The rooms are bigger than they look, it's just the one angle I take them at.


Cale said...

That Santa Bread looks amazing!
I wonder if it can be made GF...

Betsy said...

You did a great job on the bread!

kristi said...

Wow, you did a great job on the rooms and the bread!!! Can you come to my house now?

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

That bread is so cute!

Bobbi said...

Here is the recipie if anyone wants it. Don't laugh at my diagrams.
Golden Santa Bread

4 to 4 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 pkgs active dry yeast (1/4 oz each)
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter cubed
2 eggs
2 raisens
2 egg yolks
2 tp 3 drops of red food coloring

(You can also do this with premade dough from the store)

In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small sauce pan, heat the milk, water and butter to 120-130 degrees. Add to dry ingredients, beat just until moistened. Beat in the eggs until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.

Turn onto a floured surface: knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface: divide into two portions, one slightly larger than the other. Shape the larger portion into an enlogated triangle with rounded corners for Santa's head and hat. Divide the smaller portion in half. Shape and flatten one half into a beard. Usings scissors or a pizza cutter, cut into strips to within 1 inch of top. Position on Santa's face; twist and curl strips if desired.

Use the remaining dough for the moustach, nose, hat, pom-pom and brim. Shape a portion of dough into a mustache; flatten and cut the ends into small strips with scissors. Place above beard. Place a small ball above mustache for nose. Fold tip of hat over and add another ball for pom-pom. Roll out a narrow piece of dough to create a hat brim; position under hat.

With scissors, cut two slits for eyes; insert raisins into slits. In sperate small bowls, beat each egg yolk. Add red food coloring to one yolk; carefully brush over hat, nose, and cheeks. Brush plain yolk over remaining dough.

Cover loosely with foil. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-12 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 1 loaf.

Fig 1
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.
Fig 2
Shape and flatten half of the smaller portion of the dough into a beard. Using scissors or a pizza cutter, cut the beard into strips to within 1 inch of the top of the beard.
Fig 3
Carefully pick up the cut beard peice with both hands and position the beard on the bottom of Santas face.
Fig 4
If desired, twist the cut strips in the beard and slightly curl up the ends of the strips to shape the beard.
Fig 5
Add red food coloring to the on beaten egg yolk and carfully brush the tinted red yolk over the hat, nose and cheeks.

I tried to make a diagram because in the book, there were pictures of how to do each step. Don't laugh. I thought you should kind of see the steps. Don't forget also to bend the hat over.

Reynie said...

That Santa bread looks awesome! Great job on that!

Maddy said...

Well done you! I love it. I'm always worried when we tackle something new as you never can tell how it's going to turn out. Around here, if it's not an exact match to the picture / illustration......not good.
Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Your Santa Bread is AWESOME! :D Your house looks nice too! :)

mommy~dearest said...

Love the Santa bread!

rondamarie said...

I love your Santa Bread, how cute is that. You'll have to make it for our Christmas dinner. Was it hard to make? It looks like it. Well you did a great job. :)

rondamarie said...

I love your Santa Bread, how cute is that. You'll have to make it for our Christmas dinner. Was it hard to make? It looks like it. Well you did a great job. :)

rondamarie said...

sorry it printed my comment twice

Bonnie said...

That is the cutest bread I've ever seen!

Your house looks so nice! Thanks for sharing!

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

That Santa bread turned out really cool. Your house is lovely!

Katy said...

The Santa Bread is AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! :) I hope you have a great day!

smelanie said...

The Santa bread looks great! If yo dont mind, what is the name of the book you got the recipe from, please?