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Made for a craft challenge, and for dinner.

Posted by jojobeandesigns from Wayne, New Jersey, United States • Published See jojobeandesigns's 48 projects »
  • Step 1

    Make your bread dough:
    - In a large Tupperware container, mix 1.5 cups of lukewarm water with 1 envelope of yeast and 1/2 Tbls. of kosher salt.

  • Step 2

    - Add 3.5 cups of whole wheat flour, mixing well with a wooden spoon until all flour is combined and dough is sticky.

  • Step 3

    - Cover with a towel and let rise in a dry, warm room for 3-5 hours or until dough doubles in size.

  • Step 4

    - When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 450 degrees. I recommend a pizza stone, but if you don't have one you could do it on a baking sheet instead. If using the stone, put it in the oven now. Place a roasting pan on the bottom rack of your oven.

  • Step 5

    - Dust your work surface (I do this right on a pizza peel because I then transfer it to a pizza stone, but you can shape it right on the baking sheet if that is what you have) and hands with flour. Cut 3/4 of the dough from the container, and shape it into a crescent like a painter's palette. Cut a circle from one side for the thumb hole.

  • Step 6

    - Shape remaining dough into a rod for the paint brush and any other shape you'd like (I used extra dough to make little baguettes for dipping).

  • Step 7

    - Slide dough shapes onto pizza stone or put baking sheet in oven.

  • Step 8

    - Pour 2 cups of hot water into the roasting pan and shut the oven door to catch steam. Watch out for hot steam when you do this because it burns like a mother!

  • Step 9

    - Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until crusty and browned. (You may need to take smaller shapes out earlier, so keep an eye on them!)
    - Cool completely.

  • Step 10

    - Cut organic paint shapes from the "palette" using a serrated knife and dig out a little bowl for your dips. Save any bread that you pull out; you'll need it later 'cause it makes good eats!

  • Step 11

    - Spoon dips into each little bowl and serve with veggies and the extra bread. When you run out of dippers you can just start tearing your palette into delicious little pieces!

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Sarah · Erfurt, Thuringia, DE · 110 projects
jojobeandesigns · Wayne, New Jersey, US · 53 projects
Becsta, once the bread stick was cool, I just attached a small bunch of fennel fronds with a slice of onion skin. Wet the onion skin slightly to help it stick. It is really just for the photo, as it won't hold together if you move it around. I'm sure a bit of trial and error would help you come up with another idea if you want it to be sturdy!
Becsta! · Clarkefield, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
how do you make the paint brush fully?
Miho S.
Miho S. · 28 projects
What a great idea. It looks fantastic!

Really love this one -thank you for sharing!
Rachel K.
Rachel K.
WHOA! I can't wait for the next time a friend has an art show. I am soo making this. I'll be linking too. Thanks!
Britta J.
Britta J. · Derby, England, GB · 67 projects
that is such a cool idea!
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
Nikki I.
Nikki I.
saw this on craftster!
Lucia · San Luis Obispo, California, US · 6 projects
Saw you on the craftster challenge! Nice job!
Katnip · 2 projects
Im a painter(not the wall kind, lol) and i love this idea. im going to try it with a few things. Thanks for posting this!
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