Reviewed on Dec. 19, 2012 by mandt2
This was cute and fairly easy to make, but I would not use the bread recipe listed again. It had too much sugar, which impacted both the taste and the length of time for the bread to rise. Allrecipes has a good Amish Bread recipe that would work well with this and could easily make 2 santas. I didn't have dark raisins, so used halved green candied cherries for the eyes. Another reviewer also summed other critical information very well: when you tent it with foil, it will stick and ruin the appearance of the nose, unless you put a couple of crumpled up foil balls beside the bread to elevate the foil enough to prevent it from touching the dough. Also, it is good to brush the entire santa with the plain egg wash, then go back and add the red wash to the cheeks, etc. I also found this needed to bake about 20 minutes longer than indicated, although flattening the triangle used for the face/hat may help that.