Turtle bread

A great project for little ones…

I drew a basic turtle shape on the underside of a piece of wax paper and then gave each little person a chunk of dough. They placed arms legs head and tail on the drawn outline and used the remaining dough to form a ball that was flattened out on top holding everything in place. Dried cranberries, raisins, pumpkin and sunflower seeds to decorate. A sharp knife to make a cross hatch pattern. Then set aside to rise. (We also made a few snails with extra dough.) An egg wash of an 1 egg beaten with a couple tsp water and everybody took a turn using a pastry brush to paint their creature with the wash. Then we popped them in the oven.

1 egg Plus enough water to equal 1 1/4 c
4 1/2 c bread flour
2 tsp salt 1/4 cup sugar
4 Tb dried milk
10 Tb butter
2 1/2 tsp yeast

use dough cycle on bread machine.
shape, and let rest at least 30 min before brushing with egg wash and baking.
Bake 25 min
Makes about 5 turtles

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