Monday, February 23, 2009

Sun Bread

A book to warm your heart on a cold winter day. And man is it cold and WINDY out here lately.
Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven is a sweet little tale about a baker who brings happiness to the town in the middle of a cold, blah winter by baking bread in the shape of the sun.

We decided we needed a little of that. Doug is the official baker in the family, so he and Zach spent an evening mixing the ingredients for a basic honey wheat bread and kneading the dough. Zach loved getting his hands in there, really working the dough. The hard part was waiting for it to rise. "Is it ready YET mama?"

Our little sun bread turned out lovely, with a face and all made by Z.

The next morning we had fresh baked sun bread with a little sunshine spread on top -- some granny made liliqoi (a.k.a. passion fruit) jam made from the fruit they grow on their land in Hawaii. Mmmmmmm!

Zach was so excited to eat something he made from scratch and has been declaring lately that he wants to be a baker when he grows up!


Shangrilewis said...

That is so cute. We could use some sun, too.

Anonymous said...

one of our favorite books! daddy has to make us a sun bread each solstice! Zach's is beautiful!

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