Turtle Bread Recipe

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Turtle Bread
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  • 1 (.25 oz) package instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees f)
  • 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tbsp raisins for decorating


  1. In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Add the butter and stir until melted; let cool until lukewarm.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast mixture with the cooled milk, butter, egg, 2 cups flour and salt; beat well to combine. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes. Cover dough and let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Divide dough into seven pieces. One round 2 inches in diameter, five rounds 1 inch in diameter and the remainder in one large round.
  5. Place the large round on a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Shape four of the 1 inch rounds into 'feet' and one into a 'tail' for the turtle. Shape the two inch round into a 'head' for the turtle Attach each piece by flattening the end which attaches to the body, wetting it slightly with water and pinching it under the turtle's 'body'. Press raisins into the turtle's head for 'eyes'.
  6. Cover the turtle with as damp cloth and let rise for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  7. With a sharp knife, make crisscross cuts in the turtle's body to make the 'shell'. Finally, use a scissors to make a cut for the turtle's mouth. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1664.74 Kcal (6970 kJ)
Calories from fat 199.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.18g 34%
Cholesterol 204.21mg 68%
Sodium 2455.27mg 102%
Potassium 733.56mg 16%
Total Carbs 309.2g 103%
Sugars 20.34g 81%
Dietary Fiber 12.68g 51%
Protein 48.44g 97%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Calcium 240.9mg 24%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 240.13 Kcal (1005 kJ)
Calories from fat 28.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.2g 34%
Cholesterol 29.46mg 68%
Sodium 354.15mg 102%
Potassium 105.81mg 16%
Total Carbs 44.6g 103%
Sugars 2.93g 81%
Dietary Fiber 1.83g 51%
Protein 6.99g 97%
Iron 0.7mg 26%
Calcium 34.7mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 34.3
  • 43

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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