Cheese Jack O' Lanterns
5 to 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 envelope FLEISCHMANN'S RapidRise Yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup cheese powder from package of macaroni and cheese
1 1/2 cups milk
1 (8-ounce) jar processed cheese sauce
1 large egg
1 egg white
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
In a large bowl, combine 1 3 / 4 cups flour, sugar, undissolved
yeast, salt, and cheese powder. Heat milk and cheese sauce until
very warm (120° to 130°F) Gradually add to dry ingredients. Beat 2
minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl
occasionally. Add egg and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.
Stir in enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough. Knead on
lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10
minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Divide dough into 5 equal pieces; set aside a 1-inch square from
each. Roll each piece to oval to resemble a pumpkin. With side of
wooden spoon, make 4 symmetrical curved creases from top to bottom.
Place 1-inch square on top of pumpkin as stem. Place on greased
baking sheets. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until
doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
Brush surface with egg white; sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at
375° F for 20 to 25 minutes or until done. Remove from sheets; cool
on wire racks.
Makes 5 Jack O' Lanterns