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Doodle bread

Posted on | November 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

The arrival of snow in Bandon yesterday happily coincided with the delivery of a Doodle bread kit and some extra shapers from Rose. Many thanks.  The children and I were weary and cold after a morning outdoors so decided to make use of the kit and bake some bread without delay.

Each small kit contains:

  • A bread baking silicone container.
  • A doodle shaper, eg heart, star or circle.
  • A small plastic squisher.
  • One large bread mix, containing wheat flour, yeast, salt and sugar.
  • One smaller bread mix, containing wheat flour, beetroot powder, yeast, salt and sugar.

What ensued was great fun. The instructions were really straightforward and easy to follow. The children, aged 7, 5 and 4, thoroughly enjoyed the whole procedure. The kneading of the dough was especially good craic. Síofra loved bashing and stretching her dough ;-)

I think we probably should have added a little more water to the smaller pink dough mixture as its consistancy ended up much less pliable than the larger dough ball. Despite that, we continued on and let both doughs prove for 30 minutes or so. The plastic shaper was then carefully removed and the bread was baked in the oven for approximately 30 minutes.

Drum roollllll

We were delighted with the result. The bread looked fabulous and tasted delicious. It was eaten pretty sharply by all of us, when still warm, with plenty of butter and jam.

To be honest, I was very surprised to see how much the children enjoyed making the bread. To date, I would usually only bake buns or scones with them. But I will now definitely be using this kit again and again. Looking forward to trying the other shapes and trying out different flavours of bread.

I have a strong suspicion that we’ll love the Chocolate Vanilla Star loaf ;-)

Various  kits and accessories are available to buy on the website. Maybe a thought for an unusual but fun Christmas pressie for children of all ages.

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One Response to “Doodle bread”

  1. Brian Clayton
    November 30th, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

    that sounds like a great idea! I think I might be tempted to get a kit myself.

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