Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bear bread

No, not beer bread -- we already covered that, remember? This time I mean bear bread, as in teddy bear bread. Yesterday Ainsley and I were looking at her High Five magazine (a magazine for preschoolers by the people who do Highlights) when we saw instructions for making bear bread. It basically involves making bread dough, shaping it into balls of various sizes (for the bodies, heads, arms, legs, ears, and noses), assembling them into bears, and baking them. We did the activity today, and not only was it fun, it was really yummy, especially with some honey for dipping. I used my challah bread recipe, which made enough dough for one papa bear, one mama bear, and two baby bears.
Papa bear, right after we assembled him (with raisins for eyes).

Papa bear, after we allowed him to rise for a couple of hours.

Mama bear and the two baby bears, after being baked at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

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