Alligator Animal Italian Bread

Published 4th Apr 2019
Alligator Animal Italian Bread
Prep 30m
Cook 20m
Ready In 1h 60m
Servings 1 18-inch loaf

This simple Italian bread shaped like an alligator will rock any New Orleans Cajun-style Mardi Gras event. You can easily shape it into any animal you like, as this dough lends itself well to handling and doesn’t rise uncontrollably and distort your animal’s shape. Make the dough in your bread machine, then shape it, let it rise, brush it with egg wash, and bake. To make other shapes, coloring book animals enlarged and placed underneath parchment paper make great guides!