Any bread dough of your choice that has gone through its first rising
(Example bread dough recipe:
Recipe ID: 1863323 )
Decorations for face
After the dough has rested, roll out with a rolling pin into a circle shape. Fold over the 4 sides to create a diamond shape and roll again.
Fold in half into a triangle and press the edges together firmly. Make 4 vertical slits along the bottom edge with a knife.
Use these slits to cut off a big triangle of dough to create a tail, a smaller triangle at the head and neck and the dough between the stegosaurus' legs.
Gather the cut off dough into a ball and roll it out. Make an incision that just stops short of the full diameter of the circle. Open the circle outwards and cut out 3 triangles each side for the spikes.
Open out the cut dough to create the back of the stegosaurus.
Transfer to a baking tray and let it rise a second time using the oven's bread proofing function. When finished, begin to preheat the oven.
Whilst the oven is heating up, try adding detail with a decoration pen or nori seaweed. You can find a decoration pen recipe here: Recipe ID: 1585101.
Put all your pieces together and bake your stegosaurus in the oven. You can draw on his expression afterwards if you prefer.
I added matcha into the mix to give my stegosaurus a green color (Recipe ID: 1346397). Have fun coming up with your own ideas!
Check out this gang! Stegosaurus, triceratops, brachiosaurus and parasaurolophus.
Story Behind this Recipe
I just thought it'd be fun if I made some dinosaur shaped bread.
It's better if the stegosaurus has a high back otherwise he starts to look like a lizard. The dough may come apart easily, so make sure to fix it all together securely. You can try and cut a mouth out if you prefer. It takes time to get the right shape so try challenging yourself with only 1 or 2 at a time.