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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Serpent

This was so much fun. I made a sweet dough in the bread machine, cut a little piece off to make the head of our dragon, and rolled the rest out into a rectangle for us to fill. Alexander and I made the filling of diced apples, dried cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and melted butter. We rolled that up like a snake, shaped it and Alexander made the head. Amira had the idea for the almond slices in the eyes and the red hots were Alexander's idea. I came up with the fangs. We used the sliced almonds for the scales and Dominic wanted to put spikes on the back, so we pulled out the slivered almonds for that.

His guts spilled while we baked him.

Here is his head up close. Notice the fire from his nostrils. That was a bonus.

I was going to give them a knife to hack it to bits when it cooled, but Rich gave them little bamboo spears. The children had a great time vanquishing the enemy. We ate our pieces and went out to the bonfire that Rich had set up and roasted marshmallows.

We never did fit in any blackberry picking, so I guess that's it for the blackberry season.

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Ranee, this is so cool! I totally want to try this next year!
That looks like fun.. Everyone's poking the little snake bread :)
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