Thursday, July 23, 2009

Kid Friendly Friday and Kids in the Kitchen - Playing With Our Food

It's summer and I am combining posts. Double dipping. Slacker? Yes, but with good intent. Edible bread art fits both so well. Cooking - check. Kids - check. Messy - check . Kid Friendly - check. The girls (and mommy)had lots of fun with this. The girls say they look like cookies but without the sweet :( I think they are fantastic. I ate some of it fresh out of the oven with butter....that's the way I roll.

It's like play-dough with a purpose!

Edible Bread Dough

1/4 cup honey (or other liquid sweetener, I used brown rice syrup)
2 1/2 T vegetable oil
1/2 cup hot tap water
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups whole wheat flour - plus extra for counter tops
3/4 cup white flour - divided into 1/2 and 1/4 cup portions
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
food coloring, cotton swabs, paintbrushes - optional

Preheat the oven to 350.

In a small bowl, mix together honey, oil, and hot water. Stir until mixed.

In a large bowl mix together the wheat flour, baking powder and soda, salt, and 1/2 cup white flour. Mix in the cold water.

Slowly add the honey mixture to the flour mixture.

Lightly cover the clean counter top with wheat flour and turn the dough onto the counter top.

Knead for about 5 minutes until you have stiff dough (or skip this part and put your dough into your stand mixer with a dough hook attachment for a few minutes).

CREATE. Flatten the dough and use cookie cutters are do free form 3D sculptures (as long as the thickness is minimal. the creations can be painted with thinned food coloring at this point.

Bake on a cookie sheet for 10 to 20 minutes, until completely cooked.

Cool the bread on a wire rack and store any uneaten bread in the refrigerator.

Join the Kid Friendly fun with you link in the Mr. Linky window below. We would love to hear what you have been doing with your kids this week. Recipes, crafts, books, outings...anything kid friendly!

Go over to A Little Fun With Me and Lu to check out more Kids in the Kitchen posts!
Have a great weekend~


  1. Wow they turned out so wonderful. Then you can eat them even better.

  2. thanks for the wonderful recipe I would love to make this with my granddaughter when she gets big enough

  3. I love cooking with my kids. It's always exciting.

  4. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for posting.

    Anyway my #7 entry on Mr. Linky could be deleated. I accidently posted the wrong link but fixed it on #8. Sorry!

    I am enoying Kid Friendly Friday.

  5. Okay #8 on mr. Linky is not working for me either. If you will delete that one also I will try again. So sorry for the hassle.

  6. We'll definitely have to do this sometime.

  7. Wow...I'm impressed! Those look wonderful...y'all did a great job! Cooking with the kiddos is so much fun, isn't it? Besides the bread, you're making lots of great memories there.

  8. Great posting.
    Cooking with kids is a good idea.
    I love the shapes of the cookies......
    Thank you for sharing.