Sun Bread begins on a cold and dreary day. Everyone misses the sun, and the baker decides to bake a sun bread. As the bread bakes, everyone (including the sun) comes out to share in its goodness. C and R both loved reading this book. The illustrations are colorful and they enjoyed finding some of the characters from other Elisa Kleven books. At the end of the book, there is a recipe for sun bread. This is the first time I have ever made bread from scratch without using a bread machine. Click here for the sun bread recipe posted on Elisa Kleven's website. The recipe is easy, and C and R enjoyed making and eating the bread.
C and R mixed all of the ingredients. We had to knead the dough for eight minutes and C did it the entire time! He really enjoyed kneading. R was outside playing with neighborhood kids while C did this.
The dough had to rise for an hour. Then we shaped it to look like a sun. C and R enjoyed using their fingers to make the eyes and mouth, and they really liked forming the sun's corona. To do this we made long snakes of dough, curled them into snail shapes and attached them to the sun.
Once the sun was formed, we let it rise for another hour and then baked it in the oven for twenty minutes.
There is nothing tastier than warm bread right out of the oven, especially when it is smothered in homemade butter also made by C and R.
For those of you who have asked why my husband's photo never appears, that is his thumb! He likes his anonymity but I guess he won't mind his thumb appearing here! He enjoyed the bread too!
The book is fantastic and so is the bread recipe. I recommend both!