Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Panda Bread

During one of my many blog stalking journeys I came across this site Taste for Adventure with a recipe for Panda Bread.  It looked way too cute to not try so I did and it turned out great!  This was my 3 attempt at making homemade bread in my life (the other 2 were during High School).  I have a bread machine so that is all I use.  This is what my bread turned out like:

I just followed the step by step instructions and it basically turned out as well as the sites!  My only alteration would be to divide the dough and add the coloring before you knead it.  I had followed their instructions and it left the green dough a little streaky- but after it rises it doesn't look as bad.

My kids loved it!  I plan on using this technique to make shaped sugar cookies- we'll see how it turns out.  Bon appetit!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lego Birthday Part 2

So I saw this cute idea to make lego head cake pops- with an alteration using marshmallows.  I would link to the site, but I can't remember where it was.  They also had a bunch of lego decoration printables that of course I saw and said "I can do that".  So here is the marshmallow lego head pops:

First you glue 1/2 a mini marshmallow to a big marshmallow with frosting.  Make sure the frosting is dry or the top will fall off when you dip it in the chocolate.

Melt some chocolate.

Put the marshmallow on a stick and dip it in the chocolate.  Then let it dry.

Using edible markers draw a face.  Make sure the marker is dry before wrapping.

And there you have Lego head marshmallow pops.  I don't like marshmallows, but I was very tempted to try these!