I don’t like to have too much time to pass without making something cute. I was making some hokkaido milk bread this weekend with a new recipe which I’ll post on later. The bread recipe called for a loaf pan size bigger what I had. So I made my loaf and with the extra bread I decided to make some cute figures, like these turtles. Really though, you can use any bread recipe and save some leftovers to make turtle breads.
I love turtles so I try to make turtle-shaped baked goods whenever possible. Despite having made turtle cookies, turtle pretzel rolls, turtle steamed buns, I realized I haven’t tried to make turtle breads yet. So here are my turtle breads.
I was pretty pleased with how they turned out. For the eyes, I used a black edible decorating pen. I bought these CK Black Food Decorator Pens and love them. They are easy to use and a time saver for decorating faces on baked goods.
I love how easy it is to make turtles. Just take one big round lump for the shell, four smaller ones for the feet, a small circle for the head, and then I usually pinch a thin part of the dough the opposite end of the shell to create a tail. Draw in two eyes and you are presented with an adorable image. I thought they looked a lot like the baby sea turtles swimming to sea after hatching on the beach.