This is what we ate yesterday. Teddy Bear Bread.
I love baking breads and desserts and fun stuff. Which is kinda funny (or not so funny) since I am generally uninspired to get dinner on the table. But tasty, bready, sweet things -- yes.
I just checkout out Preschool Art by MaryAnn Kohl from the library for the first time. I've been using her First Art and Scribble Art, but felt ready for a few new ideas. I picked dough shapes as our first activity from the book. We almost did the bakeable but non-edible ones, but at the last minute decided on something we could eat.
So we made the simple yeast bread dough, formed it into shapes (Maia made snakes and balls, I made teddy bears and a sun). We let them rise, brushed on beaten egg, then baked.
Mmm... Teddy bear.
By the way, the reason I made bears is that I used to make teddy bear bread as a child from a cookbook I had. They were large, though. Not these cute individual serving size bears.
Wouldn't it be awesome to have a whole bunch of these for a little kiddo tea party?!