Skeleton Bread

Skeleton Bread


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This bread is shaped like a giant skeleton, so guests can literally tear it "limb-from-limb."

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  • 1/2 pkg. frozen bread dough
  • 8 oz. egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbs. water
  • 1 Tbs. poppy seeds

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Thaw and let bread rise according to manufacturer's instructions. Punch down dough; divide in half. Set 1 half aside. Cut remaining half into thirds. With 1 of the thirds, form head shaped like a light bulb. With scissors, cut eyes, nose and mouth. Place head at end of greased 17x11-inch rimmed baking sheet. Shape second third into 3-inch long triangle; place, point down, below head to form body. Divide remaining third of dough into 7 pieces; roll into sausages. Arrange 3 on each side of upper body for ribs. Use remaining piece for neck.

Halve reserved dough. With 1 half, make 4 logs for upper and lower legs; attach to body. With two-thirds of the remaining dough, make 4 logs for upper and lower arms; attach at shoulders. With remaining dough, make 2 small and 2 large triangles for hands and feet. With scissors, make 4 cuts at broad ends of triangles for fingers and toes; attach to arms and legs.

Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. Whisk egg with water; brush some over joints, pressing to seal. Brush entire skeleton with remaining egg wash; sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake in 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until golden. Serve with Green Slime.

From: "Kids & Fun: Happy Halloween," Canadian Living magazine, November 1995 

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