500 g strong white bread flour or half strong white and wholewheat bread flour
7 g sachet fast-action dried yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp milk or non dairy milk
In a large bowl, add the flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
In a measuring jug, add 300ml (1 1/4 cups) of warm water, stir in the oil, then pour it into the bowl of flour. Mix together to form a soft dough.
Lightly flour the work surface, then turn out the dough onto it and knead for about 5 minutes until it’s no longer sticky. You may need to add a little flour, sparingly.
Form the dough into a ball and place it into a lightly oiled boil. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
Heat the oven to 180C and lightly oil two baking trays. Use the dough like playdough to shape into animal shapes, then place them onto the trays. Spiders, snakes and bugs work well! Brush them with a little milk.
Place the trays in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes. The time will depend on the size of the bread creatures, so check them and cook for longer if necessary until they’re golden.