Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dragon Bread


Infinity Dragon by T Moore age 13


Dragon Bread

1 c water or milk
1 Tbsp honey
2 tsp yeast
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 c white flour
1 1/2 c spelt flour (or any whole grain)
beaten egg plus water


Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Warm water to wrist temp and add honey
Add yeast and allow to flower (bubbles - about 5 mins)
Mix salt and flours
Add oil to yeast mixture and to flour mixture
On well floured surface knead - add flour as necessary
Form ball and rub with a little olive oil
Place in bowl and cover with tea towel
Leave in warm place to rise 30 min (to about double)
Shape as dragon
Decorate with beans, dry fruit, pumpkin seeds etc
Brush with a beaten egg for crust colour
Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees


Of course any recipe works, but this recipe is single rise and really easy! The fun is is the building of the dragon! Our children love any excuse to make bread!

Warren Lee Cohen in Baking Bread with Children suggests that bread baking provides life lessons; work, alchemy, nurturing, waiting, kneading, watching, magic!

"Home is where the hearth is and few foods remind one of this more than fresh baked bread. Common wisdom says if you want to give guest a warm welcome, bake bread before they arrive."

"Let us sing with joy as we work
Let us work with joy as we sing"

traditional Hebrew

Baby Pig-Dragon by C Moore age 10


We will share some other easy festive bread recipes
in future as he seasons turn.

Now all we need to do is convince dad to build us a bread oven in the yard! Oh what a fun project that would be!



5 comments:

  1. Oh i just love the way this turned out! I bet you all had fun together making this. what a pleasure to be able to do that. I will definitely show this to my girls.....maybe we can give it a try!!! yummmmyyy!

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  2. This is so cool! I bet my son would love to make this (when we're feeling a little bit better).
    Thanks for sharing this :)

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  3. OH my goodness! How cool are these? :)~

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  4. We are going to use your recipe tomorrow! We are a few days late, but at least we are going to celebrate! What a fun festival. :)
    Thanks for posting.
    Jackie

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