Every party (Superbowl and otherwise) ought to have some kind of bread  - and it's a bonus if the bread looks particularly vicious. Using store-bought bread dough (or homemade if you prefer), you can quickly and easily make awesome bread shaped like alligators (or other delicious creatures like Turtle Biscuits).

Step 1: You'll Need. . .

  • Store-bought refrigerated French bread dough (or homemade dough if you prefer) - you'll need one tube of dough per every two alligators you'd like to make
  • Raisins or dried cranberries (one per every alligator)
  • Egg beaten with a little water (optional - for egg wash, if using)
  • Sheetpan
  • Scissors
  • Sharp knife
<p>paint them with water and food color green and pink or whatever, or roll in black sesame seedsbefore sniping.</p><p>But those things are kinda guilding the lily they look great!</p>
Good idea.
I love the crunchy scales!
They're my favorite part too! I keep meaning to try making a slightly smaller version to use as a roll to make a sandwich.
give me an alligator sandwich and make it snappy!
i love how they got fat &amp; super cute in the oven!
They do get really cute, don't they? :)
This is awesome!!
Thanks so much!
Very cute. I'll bet this will be a big hit at the Univ of FL (home of the gators).
Thanks so much!
i can't find the difference between the table and the food... lol
Sorry about the color of the dough and my cutting board being a bit close in some of the pictures - hopefully it's not too hard to follow.
thats pretty cool!
your welcome, no prob!
This is really awesome; I love baking breads. I haven't though about creatively shaping them until I read your instructable, but I've been exploring stenciling with flour. The technique in the following link looks better than what I've improvised myself (it uses a wet surface and sifted flour):<br>http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/14829/need-advice-stencil#comment-93246<br><br>Thanks for the great idea!
Wow that's really beautiful, thanks so much for sharing it! I made <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/I-lt3-Accuracy-Brownies/">these brownies a few years ago for Valentine's day</a> and made/used a stencil, but I never thought of doing it on bread. Also, I didn't use any water so the powdered sugar didn't stick well - for sure something to consider next time I make them. Thanks again!
This is awesome! The scales/spikes turned out really well. Way to go! <br>
Thanks so much!
Ohh.. Cute bread!
:D SO who are you going for in the Superbowl?
I'm a Chicago girl, so I'm still getting over the sting of the Bears not going :(
:D yeah, I am not much of a football or any other sport on TV but I want the Steelers to win! I won't be able to watch it though because I have a concert on SuperBowl Sunday!

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