Learn how to make bird shaped bread with this tutorial.
It’s fun to create bread or dinner rolls in usual shapes and this bird shaped bread is no exception.
Think of it like working with play dough.
If you can imagine it, you can create it.
The difference is, bread rises and continues to rise during the baking process so – like my bird, it may look great when it goes into the oven, but come out looking different.
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How To Make Bird Shaped Bread Look Good
One way to make your bird shaped bread look great is to insert candy or other edible items that do not degrade if they are baked.
Colored bread dough is one option, simply insert it where you want the eyes or other noticeable features to be before you bake your bread.
To help it adhere to the bread you shaped to look like a bird, use a little water to dampen the existing dough as well as the colored dough.
Adding herbs to the bread dough – or decorating the dough with flax seed, poppy seed or other grans before you bake it is also another great way to add texture, dimension and features such as eyes, beaks and wings.
There is also the option of painting features on after the bread is baked and cooled.
Use food coloring straight or dilute it in water or vodka.
This would be a fun project for kids and parents to do together, not to mention a great way to have your kids or grandkids help out in the kitchen.
How To Make Bird Shaped Bread
The first step is to think about how large I wanted the bird shaped bread to be when they were done cooking.
I knew they would be double the size – and maybe even end up slighter larger – so I started out by making them half the size I eventually wanted them to be.
It is important to grease your hands and work surface well before doing this or the dough will stick.
I chose to grease my hands with a bit of vegetable oil instead of flour, although flour is an option.
I tore off two small pieces of dough from a batch of bread dough.
I rolled one piece into a log shape for the body and the other, smaller piece into a circle for the head.
Once the pieces of dough were rolled into shape and proportionate to one another, dampen both pieces of dough with a little water.
Then set the head on top of the body and lightly pinched the two pieces of dough together to form the bird shape.
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