Mabon Sea Turtle Wisdom Bread

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Total Time
1hr 45mins
1 hr 20 mins
25 mins

Traditionally eaten during the Mabon celebration.

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  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Whisk in sugar/honey, salt, and oil.
  3. Slowly fold in flour, as it becomes harder to stir, turn the dough onto a lightly floured countertop and dust the dough with flour.
  4. Knead the dough by folding it in half and pressing it with the palm of your hand until it springs back when you poke it lightly with a finger.
  5. Form into ball and place in lightly greased bowl.
  6. Dust dough with flour and cover it with a clean cloth towel.
  7. Let it rise for 30 minutes.
  8. After the dough has risen once, punch it down and form balls for the shell about 6-inches, 3-inch balls for the head , and 2-inch balls for the legs, and assemble on a greased cookie sheet.
  9. Etch a crisscross pattern on top of shell with a knife.
  10. Use 2 raisins for eyes.
  11. Let rise for 30 more minutes.
  12. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  13. Brush lightly with egg wash (1 egg whisked with 1 tbs. water and couple drops green food coloring) and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
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This was such a great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing! I made it with our two kiddos today. I added a bit of cinnamon and ginger, and glazed the bread with a thin powdered sugar and milk glaze. The kids LOVED it, and tomorrow morning we'll have the leftovers for breakfast! Thank you so much, Sabbat recipes are so cool!:)