Lavender bread stars

So we had, or better said, wanted to make this lavender bread for our toddler boost group. We’ve been told at our last session it would be great if we let our toddler enjoy helping with some of the cooking and bring some photos of what we cooked along with us. Not that any of both my children do not already enjoy the art of gastronomy with me, but I wanted to try this idea, so let”s call it for now our homework for next week.

I actually used my pizza dough recipe for this small sized bread. Sometimes when we make pizza we like to leave a bit of dough for garlic dough balls or garlic pizza bread, so in this occasion I added extra sesame seeds and lavender flowers to my otherwise regular wholemeal pizza dough.

You will need:

  • 175g flour= harina
  • 1/4 tsp salt= sal
  • 1tsp fast action yeast = 1 tsp levadura de accion rapida
  • 150ml tepid water= agua tibia
  • 1 tbsp dried lavender flowers = flores de lavanda seca
  • egg/olive oil (optional) = huevo/aceite de oliva (opcional)
  • 1tbsp sesame seeds = semillas de ajonjoli

  • Mix flour, yeast, salt

  • Pour the water in
  • Mix and knead for about 10″, take your time, toddlers looove kneading, mixing, banging on the dough:)

  • Sprinkle the lavender flowers and knead for a minute or so
  • Sprinkle some sesame seeds and use your favorite cutters to make bread shapes

  • Put the shapes onto your tray and cover with plastic film
  • Place the tray in a warm place and wait an hour or so for the dough to rise
  • You may like to brush some egg or milk onto your shapes now if you want them to shine a bit and get crispy on top, but I like my bread with that “rustic” feel so left mine bare.
  • Bake in a preheated oven Gas 6 for approximately 10″ (time depends on the size of your bread but for wee bread shapes it shouldn’t take more than 15″
  • Take them out and enjoy some of that lovely lavender fragrance…

… better than plain bread and butter.

Happy bread making!

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