Monday, July 26, 2010

{our daily bread}

A Monday meme. Handmade with love, kneaded with strength, baked from the heat of the Earth. A part of each day. Every week I will post a photo of one our doughy creations. From seven-grain loaves to tortillas to hot cross buns to chapati to french bread sticks. If you’re inspired to post a photo of your homemade bread and recipes just leave a comment and link below for everyone to awe and marvel at. You’re also welcome to use the sidebar button if you’d like to.

animal buns


My little one doesn’t need a lot of convincing to eat his bread, but to spice up mealtimes or for a healthy treat sometimes we shape our buns into little animals. Using our basic bread recipe, I rip off a piece of dough about the size of my fist and add features, then brush with a beaten egg and add the final decorations. In the past we have made teddy bears faces with currents for eyes and a nose, little fish with pumpkin seed scales, lizards with sunflower seed skin and in this photo- cinnamon turtles with clove bud eyes.

Bread can be a healthy and energy laden snack for your growing toddler that is calorie dense and provides a variety of minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber. Pair it with hummus, various nut butters or avocado for added fat and/or protein.

Happy Creating!

xo

17 comments:

Sunshine Mama said...

So cute! And looks yummy too. I don't think any kid, or grownup could resist these!

Melanie said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've had fun looking through yours. You've given me some new recipes to try and some new changes I would like to implement in our home.

Amy said...

These are adorable! What a fantastic idea! I don't have kids but I know I'd be excited to eat animal-shaped bread :p

Christina said...

Yum. Cute and delicious too I am betting! What a fun way to make baking even more creative.
:)

teddybearswednesday said...

OMG I LLLOOVEE these !! SO cute. xo

Sarah said...

these are lovely and look like fun to eat...i will have to bake them for my little one.

jodi said...

yum! and a lovely new look around this space. you must be blog nesting. hehe x

Little Ted Canvas said...

That's such a cute idea! I'll never forget the day I made ginger bread men & my middle guy who was only 2 at the time, cried & cried as he ate the gingerbread man all up, appologising at each bite..it was hilarious & heartbreaking all at the same time!

yardage girl said...

Ooooh yum - what a great idea - I might have to give that a go!

Ooty said...

I'll give it a try with heart shape it might work on mine =D

Ooty said...

I'll give it a try with heart shape it might work on mine =D

Kristi said...

i love the "fish and pumpkin seed scale" idea, those will go over well in my house.

LJ said...

Great idea! Might give this a go tomorrow. Need some more bread!!! They are so cute!!!

Sandrine said...

Great idea for littlies!

Andrea said...

Yum! So cute.

HereWeGoAJen said...

Little bread dough animals are some of my favorite memories from growing up!

LashyLashla said...

thank you for inspiring me to do these

http://thereevesdownunder.blogspot.com/2010/08/animal-buns.html

Lisa.x

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