Make Your Own Santa Bread for Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve morning and, as usual, I’m so excited I can’t sleep. I usually get up before 5:00 every year, and when my Honey Girl and my Sweet Boy were little ones they were up with me, too, waiting for my Dear Husband. We would gallop around the house before we started shaping the Stollen and preparing breakfast. But they are teenagers now, sound asleep, and it’s little Annie and I up before dawn. We sit in the darkness together with just the lights on the tree and listen to the quiet and watch the snow falling. The world is white and peaceful and I am perfectly happy.A friend of mine shared this fun idea. She made it with purchased frozen dough, and I use a family bread recipe. The finished loaf looks complicated. but it’s actually simple to create. Bread is not my forte, but this fast white bread recipe is so simple that even I can make delicious, and adorable, bread with it. I got up early, mixed up the dough, and got it through its first rise—about 45 minutes total. Then the girls shaped the loaves, they rose a second time, and we baked them—another hour and a half total. This is the kind of project that’s perfect for a lazy day or a day when you are working on other projects at home. You can attend to the dough here and there for a few minutes, but most of the time required is just spent waiting. The bread is quite tasty, too. We made Santa bread sandwiches—after, with some guilt, we took the plunge and cut into Santa’s beard.

 

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Make Your Own Santa Bread for Christmas