Snake Bites

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Servings: 12

Preperation Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

 

Ingredients:

  

Loaves of Frozen White Bread Dough (thawed)

6  TBSP

  

Brown Mustard

16  Ounces

  

Thinly Sliced Ham

16  Ounces

  

Thinly Sliced Salami

6  Ounces

  

Provolone Cheese, Shredded

6  Ounces

  

Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded

1  TBSP

  

Water

  

Green, Yellow and Red Food Coloring

  

Egg Yolks

  

Whole Cloves

3  TBSP

  

Grated Parmesan Cheese

  

Small Pimento-Stuffed Olives

  

Red Roasted Pepper Strips (6x1 inch)

 

Directions:

Line 3 cookie sheets with foil, grease the foil and set aside. Roll one of the loaves of dough on a lightly floured surface to a 26 x 6 inch rectangle. May need to allow dough to rest a few minutes occasionally while rolling out. Lightly brush 2 tablespoons mustard to within 1 inch of the sides of dough. Layer one third of the ham and salami over mustard. Mix together cheeses. Sprinkle one third of the cheese mixture over ham and salami. Brush edges of dough with water. Roll up into a spiral, tightly, starting with one of the long sides. Pinch all edges to seal. Shape dough on baking sheet in an S shape.

 

Combine one of the yolks, one teaspoon of water and several drops of desired food coloring. Repeat making green, red and yellow egg wash. Suing a small brush, paint stripes crosswise over loaf, allowing wash to drizzle down the sides.

 

Let loaf rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle top of loaf with 1 tablespoon of the parmesan cheese.

 

While one section of the snake rises, repeat with remaining bread dough and ingredients. Taper one end of each of these loaves to a rounded point making a head and tail. Insert 2 whole cloves at one of these ends making nostrils of the snake. Place on remaining prepared cookie sheets. Paint and let rise as above.

 

Bake snake sections in a 375 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until bottoms of loaves are golden. Insert olives with toothpicks above the cloves to form eyes. Place red pepper strip in front of snakes mouth. Assemble snake portions on bamboo leaves if desired. Slice and serve warm.

 

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