Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins
Alovely impresive centerpiece for your holiday table!!
- refrigerated breadstick dough, 3 containers
- 1 large egg, beaten with
- 1 tablespoon water
ASSORTED RAW VEGETABLES
- sugar snap pea
- cherry tomatoes
- yellow cherry tomato
- baby carrots
- baby squash
- broccoli, florets
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lightly spray a cookie sheet, at least 17"x 14", with non-stick cooking spray.
- Tear off a 30"x 18" sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.
- Fold in 1/2 to 18"x 15".
- Roll diagonally to form a hollow cone, about 18" long with a diameter of 5" at the widest end (Cornucopia opening).
- Fasten end with clear tape.
- Stuff cone with crumpled regular foil until form is rigid.
- Bend tail of cone up then down at end.
- Spray outside of cone with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place on cookie sheet.
- Open and unroll first can of breadstick dough on work surface.
- Seperate breadsticks.
- Begin by wraping one breadstick around tip of cone.
- Brush end of next breadstick with Glaze and press to attach to end of first breadstick.
- Continue spiral-wrapping cone, slightly overlapping dough until there are 3 breadsticks left.
- Pinch one end of the 3 breadsticks together, then braid.
- Brush bread around opening of Cornucopia with Glaze.
- Gently press on braid.
- Brush entire Cornucopia with Glaze.
- Bake 45 minutes in preheated oven or until bread is a rich brown.
- (If parts start to darken too much, cover them with poeces of foil.) Remove from oven and let cool completely on cookie sheet on a wire rack.
- Carefully remove foil when cool.
- (If freezing, leave foil in bread for support. Remove when thawed.) Fill Cornucopia with the assorted raw vegetables directly on table and let them spill out of opening NOTE-- To prevent this center-piece from absorbing atmospheric moisture, the baked Cornucopia cone can be sprayed with shellac or clear enamel.
- If treated in this manner, the Cornucopia will be inedible but can be preserved and re-used.
This was very easy to make and turned out quite impressive. I filled with fruit and mixed nuts in the shell and it makes a lovey centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table. Thanks for sharing
Wow! Unbelievable! I had to make one substitution because I couldn't find refrigerated breadstick dough where I live. I mixed up and used an ordinary bread dough. The results were still spectacular. I made two, and put vegetables in one and fruits in the other. You should have heard the comments! They were so good I wish I'd had a tape recorder with me. And when my visitors found they could eat them... What more can I say? Not an easy item to make, but well worth the effort.
My best friend from high school and I get together before Thanksgiving to make this every year since 1st posted in 2002! We found that freezing it works well for up to 2 weeks before the big turkey day. We both get raves and rants everytime our guests see our creation - we are having a harder time finding breadsticks in our stores and are not sure why? Can't imagine them not being popular. Thanks for the instructions. I'm making a couple extra to share with friends this year too :O)