DEAD MAN'S DIP
Using a serrated knife, horizontally slice through top third of bread loaf, keeping top of bread attached along the long side opposite you; this will be the coffin lid.
Carefully raise lid three-quarters open. Insert a skewer through bread top at each back corner of the lid, carefully threading each skewer through the bottom part of the loaf. This will keep lid open.
Using kitchen shears, snip top of skewers flush with bread lid.
Following the contours of the loaf, and starting a 1/2 inch from loaf edges, score a rectangle in cut surface of bread bottom with a small knife.
Carefully discard bread from inside the rectangle, leaving a 1/2 inch bread wall on all sides and a hollow into which to put the dip.
Hollow out bread from coffin lid.
Insert 3 or 4 toothpicks into breadstick along one length.
Attach breadstick handle to front of coffin.
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