This is an easy bread recipe for kids that is fun to use as an edible modeling dough to create faces, animals, and other shapes. Eat your creations for snack or dinner!
I love baking breads and desserts and fun stuff. Which is kinda funny (or not so funny) since I am generally uninspired to get dinner on the table. But tasty, bready, sweet things — yes.
So this activity is right up my alley! Use my easy bread recipe (see recipe at the bottom of the post) or use uncooked pizza dough from the grocery store to make all kinds of fun shapes, and then bake for a tasty treat!
Easy Bread Recipe for Kids
- Bread dough (see recipe at the end of the post, or use uncooked pizza dough)
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons water
- Pastry brush
- Cookie sheet
- Parchment paper (optional)
Time needed: 4 hours
- Make bread dough creations
Form the bread dough into faces, animals, suns, snails, and other fun shapes.
- Let rise
Place your bread dough creations on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or greased) and let them rise until doubled in size (30 minutes or so).
- Prep bread for baking
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Make an egg wash by whisking together the egg and water. Brush the tops of the bread shapes with the egg wash.
Place your bread shapes in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. The smaller shapes might need less time and the larger ones might need more time. Let cool and enjoy!
By the way, the reason I call this Teddy Bear Bread is because when I first made it with my girls, I made bears, just like I used to as a child from a cookbook I had. It was so fun to make, and brought back special memories for me!
Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a whole bunch of these fun bread shapes for a little kiddo tea party?!Print
This bread dough is easy to make! Use it to shape fun bread dough faces, animals, and more!
1.5 cups warm water (about 110–130 degrees Fahrenheit)
1 packet active dry yeast
1–3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 cups all purpose flour or bread flour
1. Mix the warm water, yeast, and honey in a large bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
2. Stir in half of the flour to the yeast mixture, then let it rest for 30 minutes.
3. Mix in the salt, oil, and rest of the flour.
4. Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured counter and knead for five minutes. Add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky.
5. Put the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let the dough rise until doubled in size (about 2 hours).
6. Punch the dough down, then divide it into small balls and pieces to use it to make bread dough creations.
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