My girls really love imaginative play. They are always being shop keepers or having a picnic or baking in their play kitchen. I thought they would like some pretend bread to put in the oven. This is a great thing to make because the recipe is just like making actual bread. The end result looks amazingly realistic. It would be great as part of a harvest festival display or to have in the home corner at school.

Pretend bread

How to Make Pretend Bread
Recipe Type: Pretend Bread
Cuisine: Fairyland
Author: Here Come the Girls
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Serves: 0
A recipe for a salt dough that can be baked in the oven to make pretend bread.
  • 4 Cups of plain flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • PVA glue
  • sesame seeds
  1. Mix the salt and the flour.
  2. Stir in the water gradually.
  3. Knead into a dough. Continue for several minutes.
  4. Form into bread rolls and cut across the top with a knife.
  5. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes
  6. Leave to dry.
  7. Varnish with PVA glue.
  8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before the glue dries.

Pretend bread

It was fun to knead the dough. It uses a lot of flour so it is quite hard to knead.
Pretend bread

Molly enjoyed making the dough into bread shapes. She wanted to make a face but it was too hard to make it into shapes.

Pretend bread


I think the sesame seeds make it look more realistic.
Pretend bread

Of course the first thing you have to do with fake bread is to serve it to some unsuspecting diner.

Pretend bread

The girls took great delight in tempting their daddy to try some of their freshly baked loaves. They were a bit too quick to dob me in when it was revealed the bread was fake though. As if I’d do something like that!

Pretend bread
This is my post for The Great Blogger Bake Off hosted by The Crazy Kitchen and Mummy Mishaps

I am planning to make a pretend version of each of the dishes in the competition. For real bakes check out the others in the link up.

Look here for our sponge cakes made of sponge. The girls are enjoying trying to get each visitor to eat them. Tut tut.

Pretend sponge cakes made with sponge