Snowman Bread

This tender dinner roll is transformed into a snowman.  The whole family can help make these snowmen- no mittens required!


Details

Difficulty

Beginner

Yield

12 snowmen

Prep Time

40 minutes

Rise Time

30 minutes

Bake Time

20 minutes

Ingredients


  • 2 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) packet Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole, 2%, 1% OR skim)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 24 pretzel sticks
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

Directions


Combine 3/4 cup flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Combine milk, water and butter in a small microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch  (120° to 130°F.  Butter won’t melt completely). Add to flour mixture.

Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1/4 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in just enough remaining flour so that the dough will form into a ball. 

Knead  on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel; let rest for 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 12 equal pieces.  Divide each piece into 1 small, 1 medium and 1 large piece.  Roll into smooth balls.  Arrange balls on greased baking sheets, with edges touching to make snowmen.  Allow 2 inches between snowmen on baking sheets.  Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

Brush snowman with egg wash.  Insert peppercorns in the head to make eyes, then in the body to make buttons if desired.

Bake in preheated 375ºF oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Insert 2 pretzel sticks into each snowman for arms.  Pipe a smile using sour cream.  Serve in a hot bowl of soup.