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4 Treasure Bread

Category: toddler

Duration: long

Age: toddler

Keywords: toddler, carbs, lunch box

summary:

This is quick, delicious and easy to whip up for kids’ lunchtimes or snacks. A good way to get a few vegetables and dairy into toddlers. The kids can also be involved in mixing and rolling the dough so a fun kitchen activity. The “treasure” components are merely the vegetables or fillings that can be incorporated into the bread and any variety of vegetables or fillings can be used.

Yummy food

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup tasty cheese, grated
  • 1 carrot or zucchini, grated
  • 1 slice ham or tinned drained tuna

Instructions

  1. Sift flour into a bowl and add the yeast.
  2. Warm the milk in a saucepan until it is a blood-warm temperature.
  3. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.
  4. Remove from heat and pour into the flour mixture.
  5. Slowly mix with a spoon to incorporate most of the flour then add the vegetables.
  6. Continue mixing until the mix starts to come together into a ball.
  7. You can use your hands to then knead the dough. If it is sticky add a little more flour. Knead for 2-3 minutes (or as long as the little ones are happy!)
  8. Lightly oil a clean bowl and place dough. Cover and leave aside to rise for 30 minutes. Heat the grill.
  9. When risen, cut dough into 6-10 pieces (depending on the appetite of little ones) and roll out on a floured surface.
  10. Place some chopped ham or tuna and cheese in the centre and fold to enclose. Roll flat again.
  11. Place onto a lightly greased tray and grill for 1-2 minutes each side until lightly puffed and golden.

Notes:

  1. I have found that you can also pan fry the rolled dough on a medium heat in a lightly greased pan.
  2. The grilled version allows for many to be cooked in one go and the kids get a kick out of watching it cook.

More photos

Kneading dough
Flour on board
Yummy food
Flour and eggs
Eating yummy bread

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