Sometimes a plain loaf of bread isn't enough, you've got to get fancy with the presentation. While the bunny bread I wrote about before was a bit of a challenge, this crab-themed bread was pretty easy.
Also, it yields several different products: the claws and joints are rolls, the body is a sliceable round loaf, and the legs are much like breadsticks.
At the top is the loaf just after it was formed, the middle photo is just as it was entering the oven (and please note that I snipped the claws right before baking) and below is the final product.
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