Bread Dough Ornaments
By JoSele Swopes JODIE57
When my kids were little I would have my kids and the whole neighborhood in my house and we would be making bread dough ornaments...I had the paints and all of the tools to make them....They make great heirlooms to hand down to the family...Plus they had lots of fun making them..I had fun too..It was something that they were very proud of....GREAT MEMORIES!!!!!
1 1/2 c
roll of ribbon for hanging
hot glue and glue gun
Package of paint brushes
Preheat oven to 275* Ungreased cookie sheet, garlic press, toothpicks, straws, butter knife, cookie cutter shapes, icing bag and tips, and a bowl of water...Lots of patients and an imagination....
2Mix flour and salt together in a bowl, gradually add water to mixture, stir with wooden spoon till ball forms place ball of dough on floured board or pastry sheet, knead for 10 minutes, till dough is not tacky any more....
3Roll dough out to a little less than 1/4 inch...dip cutters into flour before cutting...If doing a sheep like I have here it is free hand, One ball size of super ball for the body and the head is the size of small cotton ball to stick them together dampen your finger and rubber in on one end and attach together by using a bit of pressure, so that they meld....the ears will be from small pieces of dough and dampen fingers and repeat the attachment..The legs are done the same, the wool you will rub a little bit of water on the top of the lamb and use the garlic press to squeeze the dough through and cut off with a knife as you go...use the straws and toothpicks to make indentations in the dough for a nose and such....
4Before baking use toothpicks to make hole in the top for ribbon hangers or use hot glue to attach wire hangers after baking...
For colored dough add a little food coloring to some of the dough or just use acrylic paint after you have baked them and let them cool...Don't use too much water because the dough will not adhere to the other and will become useless...
5Decorate as you wish...Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes at 275*
6You can use acrylic paints and varnish for the sheen...Use your imagination