- one with 3 eggs, and three tablespoons of sugar,
- one with 2 cups of flour (bread flour if you have it), and 1 stick of melted butter,
- and one with 2 packages of active dry yeast, proofed in 3 tablespoons of lukewarm milk.
Combine the bowls together, and kneed the dough for ten minutes.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let it rise, in a warm place until double (about 1 hour).
Punch it down. This was my seven year old's favorite part, but sadly, I didn't get a picture of him doing it!
Kneed the dough a few more times, and shape it, on a greased cookie sheet, into a sun shape, using half the dough for the face, and the other half for the corona. Use your fingers, or the greased handle of a wooden spoon, to make deep eye, and mouth holes, and finish the face off with a small, dough ball nose.
Cover the dough, and let it rise for another hour, then bake it for 20 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
If the bread looks like it is browning too quickly, you might want to cover it with a piece of tinfoil for the last 15 minutes of baking. Despite how it looks, test it by inserting a tooth pick in the middle. If it comes out clean, the bread is done. It's a very light, fluffy, sweet bread.
And, served warm, with slices of apple, and cheese, and honey, jam, or butter, it makes for a very cheery lunch, or story time snack.
It's great to be a homeschooler.