Bread Critters Rolls

Prep Time: Dough creating time: 5 minutes • Rise time 25 minutes • Critter creating time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Ready In: 50 minutes
  • 6 cups of unbleached whole wheat flour or bread flour
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 ¾ c. warm water – 105 degrees
  • 2 T. salt
  • 1 ¼ oz quick rise yeast envelope
  • Decorations: sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, raisins, rosemary
  • Step 1: In a small bowl, pour in the warm water and add the yeast – stir gently for 10 seconds – let sit until you see the bubbles forming from the enzymes of the yeast that are now growing. What does it smell like?
  • Step 2: In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, oil – after yeast water is ready, mix it in and combine until you have a soft dough.
  • Step 3: Add flour onto your work space – each student will get a portion of the dough to “knead” for 5 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Cover with a towel and put in a warm place – on a paper plate with each child’s name on it. You will need to let it rise about 30 minutes.
  • Step 4: Let kids roll into shapes such as snakes, snails, butterflies, mice, and an octopus. Place the rolls on an oiled baking sheet and brush with an egg white wash.
  • Step 5: Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Makes 8 critter rolls

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