Prep Time: 45 min.
Rise Time: 20 min.
Bake Time: 25 min.
Makes approx. 24 servings.
3 16-oz loaves frozen white bread dough, thawed (I have used french bread & it works great.)
6 Tbsp. brown mustard
16 oz thinly sliced ham
12 oz thinly sliced salami
6 oz provolone cheese, shredded
6 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 whole cloves
3 egg yolks
1 Tbsp water
green, red & yellow liquid food coloring
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
2 pimiento-stuffed olives
Bottled roasted red sweet peper strip (6″x1″)
Bamboo leaves (optional)
- Line three cookie sheets with foil; grease foil and set aside. Roll one of the dough loaves on a lightly floured surface to a 26″x6″ rectangle. Lightly brush with 2 tbsp brown mustard. Layer 1/3 of the ham & salami over mustard. Mix cheese together & sprinkle 1/3 over meat. Brush edge of dough with water. Tightly roll into a spiral. starting with one of the long sides. Pinch edges to seal. Place dough on baking sheet in “S” shape.
- Combine one of the egg yolks, 1 tsp water and several drops of desired food coloring. Repeat, making green, red and yellow egg washes. Using a small clean brush, paint stripes over loaf. Let loaf rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle loaf with 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese (if desired).
- While one section of the snake rises, repeat with remaining dough and ingredients. Shape one end into a head and one into a tail. Insert 2 whole cloves in head end to make nostrils. Place on prepared cookie sheets. Paint; let rise as above.
- Bake snake sections in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes (or until bottoms of loaves are golden). Insert olives with toothpicks above cloves to form eyes. Place red pepper strip in front of snake’s mouth for tongue. Assemble snake portions on bamboo leaves (if desired). Slice and serve warm.
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Things I have done differently:
- Cut salami to form a tongue.
- Used regular black olive slices for eyes.
- Used french bread dough (and skipped rising step).