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T is for Turtle Bread


  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups flour
  • 1 package - quick active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 raisins


Mix 1 1/2 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt in bowl.

Heat water, milk and butter to 125-130 degrees F.

Stir in yeast mixture.

Stir in egg. Stir in enough of remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.

Sprinkle surface lightly with flour.

Turn dough onto counter and knead until smooth and elastic about 5 minutes

Cover and let rest 10 minutes.

Lightly grease cookie sheet.


Shape a 2 inch piece of dough into a ball for the 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 a ball for 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 for 20 minutes.

Heat oven to 400 degrees F make crisscross cuts into body 1/4 inch deep to look like a turtle's shell. Bake till golden brown about 20-25 minutes makes 1 turtle.

Adapted From The Alpha Bakery Children's Cookbook. This is a cookbook for children with recipes from a-z published by General Mills/Betty Crocker in 1991.

By imaqt1962

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