Catholic Recipe: Klauskerl
Also Called: St. Nicholas Doughman
Dissolve yeast in water. Stir in 1/2 cup flour; mix thoroughly. Let rise in covered bowl.
Sift 2-1/2 cups flour into bowl; make "well" in center; put dough in it. Add 1 egg, sugar, salt, butter, milk. Knead until dough starts to blister. Dust dough with flour; cover; let rise to double thickness.
Punch to 1/4-inch thickness and cut pieces in shape of body, head, arms, legs. Assemble to form "St. Nicholas doughman;" cover; let rise.
Make face, using raisins, slivers of almond, currants, etc. Brush with milk, beaten egg. Bake at 375º F. until golden brown.
Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965