Sunday, May 31, 2015

Animal Bread

Tried a preschooler bread activity - let her make shapes which didn't go that well, but putting in raisins, chocolate and nuts for the face worked ok. With the dough XP thought it was like playdough so kept picking up the shapes after they were already made and squishing them. After baking, the raisins dried out a bit so might be better to soak them first or try a different dough recipe.
  • 1 c warm water
  • 2 T oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 1/3 c bread flour
  • 2 1/4 t yeast
  • Optional Decoration: raisins, chocolate chips, chopped almonds, peanuts, etc
  1. Make dough in bread machine (or by hand).
  2. Divide into 8 pieces. Cut further if necessary and shape into animals or faces.
  3. Add raisins, chocolate chips. sliced almonds for decoration. Cut dough with scissors to make pronounced designs (like for a turtle or hedgehog).
  4. Let rise 20-30 minutes (or 45...since time isn't always controllable with a preschooler).
  5. Brush with egg wash or butter.
  6. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.
Animal Ideas
  • Raccoon
  • Hedgehog, porcupine
  • Turtle, alligator
  • Duck
  • Faces, Monsters
  • Rabbit
  • Bear
  • Snail

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