Sweet Strawberry Snakes

Care for a sssweet ssstrawberry sssnake? They're delissssious and ssso sssatisfying!

They're made from the same dough as Rose Rolls. Just follow the steps through dividing the dough into 18 pieces. 

Roll each piece into a long, thin rectangle. Spread a small amount of jam in the center, then roll up the dough like a jelly roll. Place the snake, seam side down, on a baking sheet. You can see from the picture that I didn't use a Silpat (affiliate link). I should have. Learn from my mistake. 

Cover the snakes loosely with a clean towel and let them rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. Bake at 400°F for 12-15 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.

When the snakes are completely cool, add a small amount of orange juice to powdered sugar to make a glaze. Place the wire rack back over the now-cool Silpat-covered pan and drizzle the glaze over the top of the snakes. You can leave the glaze clear (like the two snakes at the bottom of the photo) or add food color. I experimented with two different ways to get bands of color. For the red and grey snake, I coated it entirely in grey, let that set, then dripped red glaze on top to make the stripes. For the green and grey snake, I made grey bands then immediately added bands of green in between the grey. Both worked, but gave different looks. 

Did you notice my green-stained fingers above? Oops. 

When the glaze is completely dry, arrange the snakes on a platter to serve. The sweet bread dough with the strawberry filling and citrus glaze is irresisssssstible!

Ssssseriously delissssious. 


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