Nov 11, 2008

Ladybug Bread

Bread

500g/1.1 lb flour
1 egg +1 egg yolk
¼ cup oil
7g/¼ oz, 1 packet, yeast
1 Tsp sugar
1 ½ tsp salt
About 1 ½ cup milk and water mix, warm

Start the yeast in a small bowl with a tsp of sugar, and a little bit of warm milk. Mix all ingredients, adding milk/water mixture as needed, more or less than the recipe calls to get medium soft dough. If you like sweet bread, add more sugar.

Let it rise, until it doubles, then work it on a floured surface, and shape one small ball, one large ball to get a ladybug (or something else). Cut the large ball of dough through the middle to get the wings look. Decorate with poppy seeds or something else. As you do this, preheat oven to 395F, and then bake the bread for about 30 minutes or more if necessary. Enjoy watching your kids, or other kids in your life tear it apart! :)

Tip: Once it's baked, and after all the awes, you can shake of some of the poppy seeds, if you don't like that many. I think next time I'll make the ladybug spots with pieces of bread, and just stick them on with egg yolk wash. Might even look cuter...

23 comments:

Dani said...

that is too cute! :)

HoneyB said...

This is adorable!

Marija said...

WOOOW! This is soooo cute!

Medena said...

Thank you all! It was fun and easy! Can't wait to try more things with bread! Love baking!

Ruby Rose said...

Just found your blog while looking for the "peach" cookies. I can't wait to try some of your recipies! I'm really looking forward to making the apple rings.

Medena said...

Glad to have you here Ruby rose, have fun, and I hope you like whatever you try! If you have questions, let me know.

once in a blue moon... said...

that us just darling!

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

I have to say I'm not usually too big on cute but I love this!

Hillary said...

This is too cute! How did you get the poppyseeds to stick in those place if you put egg wash over the whole thing?

Medena said...

Thanks Hillary! I had to be careful when putting the seeds on; I would get really close with the container of the poppy seeds to the each spot, and pour some out, then gently spread it with my finger to make the spot.
I actually think it would be better, easier, and cuter to just use pieces of bread, and make the spots like that... next time...

Thip said...

Wow! this is creative, Medena.

farida said...

This is SOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!! I absolutely loved it! A must try! You are an amazing baker!!!!

Arundathi said...

that looks adorable! :-) My daughter will be thrilled - thanks!

chriesi said...

How cute!

Eileen said...

How sweet! My 4 year old grand niece is coming for a visit next weekend. I really should make this bread for her.

mamajac said...

Bubamara je skroz slatka :) Ne deluje komplikovano pa bih mogla i da probam.

Inace, blog je predivan, ja ne znam da li sam tebe nasla preko Marije ili obratno, uglavnom nabasala sam preko linkova sa bloga jedne kineskinje! :)

Probala sam palenta pitu, super je, imam nameru da je pravim uskoro za sitno posluzenje povodom decijeg rodjendana, samo da secem na kockice.

Videh i da si bila odsutna neko vreme, i bas sam se obradovala kad sam posle duzeg vremena videla post kod tebe.

Sve naj,
Maja - mamajac

Julia said...

Even though it's late in the Fall it seems we've both been inspired by ladybugs! This is brilliant!

gaga said...

Aaaww, how cute!

n33ma said...

My first time here......what a beautiful blog.Love the pics.

Medena said...

Thank you all!
n33ma- Welcome! :)

pdenizer said...

Hey This bread lokks great. I want to ask something. Can I use instant dry yeast for this bread?

Medena said...

pdenizer - thank you! Yes, instant dry yeast is fine.. :)

kellypea said...

This is the cutest thing! And delicious sounding. Fresh bread for dinner tonight would be perfect.

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