I had the opportunity last week to make 24 FAKE loaves of bread! It may sound strange but it turned out to be really fun and a great project to involve my kiddos with!
The story behind the fake bread loaves – our church had a fire last fall in the children’s wing and thankfully nobody was hurt, but the entire wing had to be shut down for a few months and overhauled. In this process, the rooms were painted, upgraded and ‘themed’. So, we needed some fake loaves of bread for the market! These are actually quite expensive to purchase, so our Children’s Director found a recipe online to make fake bread loaves and I got the chance to make them!
Check them out:
Don’t they look real???!! They are so simple to make and you already have the ingredients in your kitchen.
Recipe for fake bread loaves
4 C. of flour
2 C. water
Stir and shape into loaves with hands
Cut a slit in the top
Bake at 300 for at least an hour
*In order to get them to ‘brown’ properly, we brushed melted butter on them!
Once they are cooled, you can shellack them and even add sesame seeds to make them look more real.
I watched so many people pick them up, smell them, look them over, and tap them on their fist (they get hard as a rock) this past Sunday at church! They couldn’t believe that we had actually made them!!
I can see this being a GREAT project for your child’s play kitchen or even for table decorations!
What have you baked lately?
Can’t wait to see!!
Link your recipes below!!