4 cups of bread flour
Half a cup of sugar
half and ounce of dry yeast
1.5 teaspoons of salt
Half cup of milk
quarter a cup of water
quarter a cup of butter chopped up
2 egg yolks
small amount of red food colouring
Measure out all the ingredients, starting with the ‘wet’ ones first, then mix into a dough. You can do this by hand, or in your machine, or a mixing machine. I use my Thermomix ( which is a family favourite).
Seperate the mix into half .
With the first half make a face shape
(Sorry the picture is upside down I am trying to not cast a shadow from the light)
with the other half of dough, put it into 3/4 and 1/4 balls
rolls out a beard shape lay it on top of the face and using scissors cut some strips for a beard.
Then we made a hat and bobble, cherry nose and raisans for eyes.
Brush with red food colour, and bake for 175 deg c for 35 mins or til cooked in your oven.