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).
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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)
- Sharp knife
Step 2: Pop and Form
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Pop open and unwrap dough
- Divide dough in half and cut two slices off of each half
- Form each of the halves of dough into a rope approximately 12 inches long. One end should be slightly blunt, the other should taper to a point
- Form each of the slices into a thin rope approximately 5 inches long
Step 3: Getting Scaley
- Place each of the longer "body" ropes on your baking sheet, curving the tapered end up slightly into a "J" shape
- Gently lift the body and place the legs underneath so that there are two legs on each side
- Using scissors, make small cuts all along the top of the body to form small points
- Cut a raisin or dried cranberry in half and press into the head portion to form eyes
- Bake approximately 22 minutes or until lightly browned (note: if you'd like, you can brush an egg beaten with a little water over your breads before baking to give them a nice shine)