Spider Bread Recipe
Spider Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Set out this unique spider instead of biscuits or rolls, and you'll definitely make an impression. Start with from-scratch dough and shape it as directed. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 raisins

Directions

In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat the water, milk and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add 1 egg; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape half of the dough into a ball and place in the center of a greased baking sheet. Divide remaining dough in half. Roll one half into a ball and place at the top for head.
Divide remaining dough into eight portions. Roll each into a 5-in. rope. Attach ropes to body, forming legs. If desired, place a ball of foil under each leg to prop. Press all edges together to seal. Add raisins for eyes. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 25 minutes.
Beat the remaining egg; brush over dough. With a sharp knife, make a shallow cut on face for smile. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Spider Bread in Ultimate Halloween 2014 2014, p113

  • 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 raisins
  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat the water, milk and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add 1 egg; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape half of the dough into a ball and place in the center of a greased baking sheet. Divide remaining dough in half. Roll one half into a ball and place at the top for head.
  3. Divide remaining dough into eight portions. Roll each into a 5-in. rope. Attach ropes to body, forming legs. If desired, place a ball of foil under each leg to prop. Press all edges together to seal. Add raisins for eyes. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  4. Beat the remaining egg; brush over dough. With a sharp knife, make a shallow cut on face for smile. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Spider Bread in Ultimate Halloween 2014 2014, p113

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abreendre User ID: 1799143 255860
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2016

"Not the best bread, but it really looked just like the picture. I will make it again for a Halloween kids party ."

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