Any bread dough of your choice that has gone through its first rising
About 50 g
(Example bread dough recipe:
Recipe ID: 1863323)
A chocolate decoration pen for the eyes and design etc.
Filling if desired
Roll up the bread dough once again after benching. Coat the part of the cooking chopstick that is going to be touching the dough with flour, and press down firmly into the dough to make the body line.
Use the oven's proofing function if baking on a cookie sheet to proof it for the second time. Preheat the oven.
Use the DIY decoration pen from Recipe ID: 1585101 to draw on the eyes and the polka-dots.
You can also use nori seaweed, raisins, or chocolate chips instead. It's a safer bet not to make the body's vertical line at this stage since we will be making a cut into it later.
Bake the dough in the oven as recommended for the bread dough recipe you are using. (It will take 12 minutes at 180℃ if you are using the recommended recipe). You can also draw on the eyes and polka-dots with a chocolate pen after baking.
Make a horizontal cut from the butt after the residual heat has subsided. Stick a piece of milk carton into the cut, and then make another cut vertically.
Cut open the wings and spread them out for a cute effect. Feel free to fill or top it with whatever you like.
Use these for a lunch plate as well.
Story Behind this Recipe
When I was thinking of what kind of bug bread to make, my husband said, "You could probably make ladybugs!" So I tried it out.
The lady-bug outline can easily round out while baking, so press down firmly when shaping. This is really cute if you make the eyes small and the polka-dots big.