Turtle Bread

Turtle Bread

Betty Crocker Baking for Today cookbook shares a recipe! Rise to an occasion with a yeast bread that is anything but slow! Kids will love learning to make bread using this fun recipe.

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2 1/2
to 3 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
package quick active dry yeast
tablespoon sugar
teaspoon salt
cup water
cup milk
tablespoon butter or margarine
  1. In large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the yeast, sugar and salt; set aside.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, heat water, milk and butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally, to 125°F to 130°F; stir into yeast mixture. Stir in egg. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. On lightly floured surface, knead dough about 5 minutes or until smooth and springy. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  3. Lightly grease cookie sheet with shortening or spray with cooking spray. Shape a 2-inch piece of dough into a ball for turtle’s head. Shape 4 walnut-size pieces of dough into balls for feet. Shape 1 walnut-size piece of dough into tail. Shape remaining dough into ball for turtle body; place on cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Attach head, feet and tail by placing 1 end of each under edge of body to secure. Press raisins into head for eyes. Cover and let rise in warm place 20 minutes.
  4. Heat oven to 400°F. Make 1/4-inch-deep circular cut around top edge of body, then make crisscross cuts in center to look like a turtle's shell. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 1 turtle bread (16 servings)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Make other animal breads by shaping dough into alligator, bear, cow, dog, ladybug or others. Cover and let rise in warm place 20 minutes. Cut an X in dough for eyes, buttons, nose, etc., using kitchen scissors. Bake as directed. For a shiny surface, brush baked bread with softened butter or margarine. Cool bread; decorate with raisins, currants, chocolate chips, etc., by attaching with a drop of honey.
Regular active dry yeast can be substituted for quick active dry yeast. In large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F). Stir in sugar, salt, warmed milk, melted butter and 1 1/2 cups of the flour. Stir in egg. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. Continue as directed.
Do-Ahead Tip
You can refrigerate this dough for up to 24 hours. Here’s how: Grease large bowl with shortening or spray with cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate. For easier shaping, let dough stand at room temperature at least 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 10),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 160mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.