Painfully Constricting Snake Bites

Melanie Campbell



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45 Min
45 Min


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(16-ounce) loaves frozen white bread dough, thawed
6 Tbsp
brown mustard
16 oz
thinly sliced ham
12 oz
thinly sliced salami
6 oz
provolone cheese, shredded
6 oz
mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp
green, red, and yellow liquid food coloring
3 large
egg yolks
whole cloves
3 Tbsp
freshly grated parmesan cheese, optional
2 small
pimiento-stuffed olives
bottled roasted red sweet pepper strip (6 x 1-inch)

How to Make Painfully Constricting Snake Bites


  • 1Line 3 cookie sheets with foil, grease the foil and set aside. Roll one of the loaves of dough on a lightly floured surface to a 26 x 6-inch rectangle. May need to allow dough to rest a few minutes occasionally while rolling out. Lightly brush 2 tablespoons mustard to within 1 inch of the sides of dough. Layer one third of the ham and salami over mustard. Mix together cheeses. Sprinkle one third of the cheese mixture over ham and salami. Brush edges of dough with water. Roll up into a spiral, tightly, starting with one of the long sides. Pinch all edges to seal. Shape dough on baking sheet in an S shape.
  • 2Combine one of the egg yolks, one teaspoon water, and several drops of desired food coloring. Repeat making green, red, and yellow egg wash. Using a small brush paint stripes crosswise over loaf, allowing wash to drizzle down the sides.
  • 3Let loaf rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle top of loaf with 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  • 4While one section of the snake rises, repeat with remaining bread dough and ingredients. Taper one end of each of these loaves to a rounded point making a head and tail. Insert 2 whole cloves at one of these ends making nostrils of the snake. Place on remaining prepared cookie sheets. Paint and let rise as above.
  • 5Bake snake sections in a 375 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until bottoms of loaves are golden. Insert olives with toothpicks above the cloves, to form eyes. Place red pepper strip in front of snakes mouth. Assemble snake portions on bamboo leaves, if desired. Slice and serve warm.

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About Painfully Constricting Snake Bites

Course/Dish: Other Breads, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: English

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