Monday, March 10, 2008

Turtle bread

Ok so guess what!? I found my favorite cookbook, The Alpha-Bakery children's cookbook! This book also happens to be the first cookbook that I ever got as a child! As soon as I saw it nestled under some junk in our cabinets, I was so excited! I went right ahead to make this turtle bread! I made it before so this brought bake a lot of childhood nostalgia.I absolutely LOVE this cookbook, and I'm determined to eventually make every recipe! Every recipe is totally awesome, and super simple, yet interesting recipes! So I made the dough, and shaped it like a turtle!Isn't he so cute!? Me and my little brother Sven made this together. You just jut off 6 pieces of dough, 4 for the hands/feet one large one for the head, and one for the tail. This is really awesome because you can get really creative with it! You wanna make a fish instead? Go for it! Try whatever makes you happy! After your dough is shaped, cover it with some oiled plastic wrap, and let it rise.Then you bake it!An ariel view of my turtle!This bread was really yummy, and the quickest yeast risen bread that I have ever made. This is a perfect example of delicious homemade bread, that anyone can make. Its in a children's cookbook for goodness sake. There is not reason that you can't make this bread!


Turtle Bread
Alpha-Bakery

  • 2 2/1- 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (rapid-rise, bread machine yeast)
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 raisins
  1. Mix the 1 1/2 cups of flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Heat the milk, water, and butter until butter is melted. Mix into the flour mixture
  1. Mix the 1 1/2 cups of flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Heat water, milk and butter until butter is melted. Stir in egg. Mix until the dough is easy to handle.
  3. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 5 min until elastic. Cover and let rest 10 min.
  4. Lightly grease cookies sheet. Shape a 2" piece of dough into a ball for the head. Shape four walnut sized pieces for dough into balls for the feet. Shape another pieces of dough for the tail. Shape remaining dough into a ball for the body. Attach balls by pressing into the body. Press raisins into head for eyes. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise for about 20 min.
  5. Heat oven to 400 degrees, Make criss cross cuts in body 1/4 of an inch thick, like a turtles shell. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 min.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awwwww..
A wittle turtle : )
<3 mE

Mochachocolata Rita said...

oh gosh oh gosh oh gosh...how cuteeee!

Bellini Valli said...

The turtle is just too darn cute. he reminds me of Franklyn who was my daughters favourite when she was young. We used to make our bread into bears..our pizzas...our sandwiches....:D

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

I remember Franklyn!!!! Hehe

Rachel said...

So cute! I had a Strawberry Shortcake cookbook when I was little that I wish I still had. It was so awesome!

lemmonex said...

Oh, so cute! I was obsessed with ducks as a kid...wonder if I could do that...

Gretchen Noelle said...

This is really adorable bread! What a great idea!

RecipeGirl said...

Ok HOW CUTE IS THAT??? What a darling idea. My 6 year old would love this project. I might just have to borrow the idea from you :)

Kitt said...

How fun! That's adorable.

mimi said...

what a great little cookbook! the turtle came out so cute (and looks delish too!)

Mary Coleman said...

What a great little cookbook. My godchild is 8, I think she'll be getting this as a surprise present this week.

Priscilla said...

Jessy...I have that same cookbook! The recipes are great...and that Turtle Bread looks delicious!

Michelle Ann said...

You are my hero...I can cook or bake almost anything..but the art of bread making is something I cannot master.

Katy said...

that is SO cute!!! i think even adults appreciate a good turtle bread. :-)

Cakespy said...

I totally loved that book growing up! X-Tra Special Celebration cake all the way!!

Lori Lynn said...

ADORABLE!

Say, Jessy, glad to have found your blog. You commented on my cold sake post, and then I see you are 15! Ah, but I went back to see you only commented on the sushi. Good!

I like Winnie too, very sweet. Have two pooches myself, named Wilson and Mrs. O'Mally.

I'll visit often.

noble pig said...

Absolutely. Adorable. Seriously.

giz said...

So easy a child can make it usually scares me :). Turtle bread is a really great creative way to get kids interested in cooking and baking. Hmmmm...do I sense a roundup topic here?

Nick said...

Shaped breads are always neat but so hard to cut into. I imagine it to be worse with cakes. If you're ever in San Francisco, look in the window of the bread factory on the Embarcadero they have a full sized alligator bread and some other crazy ones too!

- The Peanut Butter Boy

Amber said...

I really like turtles, they are one of my favorite animals. Looks creative.

tigerfish said...

That turtle bread is sooooo cute!
I wouldn't bear to eat it. Just use as "exhibit". :P

Anonymous said...

That is so adorable!! I love it. :)


Ari (Baking and Books)

liz said...

That's so cute! And easy, too, it seems. Keep up the good work!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That turtle bread looks cute! Well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

cakewardrobe said...

Oh my goshhh!! How cutee is that!? It also looks like a little person with a blanket over him staring up..

pinknest said...

that is the cutest thing ever!! i'd be sad to tear it apart. okay maybe not.

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Yeah, cutting into my turtle was a little sad. I got over it. lol

Elle said...

Hey, that's adorable! I'm going to have to track down that book!

Maryann said...

Jessy, Thanks for coming by my blog. Much appreciated!
I love your turtle bread. So cute and I bet it's delicious:)

maybahay said...

thanks for visiting my site.
i have a little girl whom i'm trying to get into cooking and baking. i'll be visiting your site often for ideas. the turtle is so cute. and winnie is just gorgeous!

eliza said...

what a cute bread!
thanks for leaving a comment on my blog Jessica!

Mandy said...

this is just too cute! I totally love it. I was thinking of making animal bread the other day, and you beat me to that.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Such a darling turtle! How could you bear to cut into it?

linda said...

This is such a cute bread! Should play around with different forms too.

Pixie said...

Awww, how cute!!! You didn't actually eat him did yout? ;)

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