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Easter Doves for an edible Easter centerpiece!

Posted by on Mar. 8, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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1/2 c. warm water

1/2 c. warm milk

1/4 c. softened butter or margarine

1 1/2 to 1 3/4 Tbsp. beaten egg

1 1/2 tsp. almond extract

1/4 c. sugar

1 tsp. salt

3 to 3 1/2 c. flour (use the least measurement, add more flour 1 Tbsp. at a time as needed during mixing)

2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast

Add ingredients to bread machine pan in order listed and set for the dough cycle.  When cycle has ended, remove dough and divide into 9 pieces.

To shape the doves, for each piece into a pencil shaped 10 inch roll which is slightly thicker at both ends; tie in knot.  To form tail, flatten lower end of know and make slashes to resemble feathers.  Shape upper thick end of know into a round head shape. 

Place on greased cookie sheet.  Cover lightly and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 25 to 35 minutes.  Heat oven to 375 degrees; bake 14 to 18 minutes until golden brown.

GLAZE & FINISHING TOUCHES:

2 Tbsp. margarine or butter, softened

1 Tbsp. honey

18 currants

9 slivered almonds

powdered sugar, if desired.

In a small bowl, combine margarine and honey; brush over doves immediately after removing from oven.  Return to oven and bake an additional 5 minutes. While still hot, place currants on doves to resemble eyes.  Insert slivered almonds to resemble beaks.  Remove from cookie sheets; cool on whire racks.  Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar, if desired.




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BJsMommy04
by Baker's Apprentice on Mar. 8, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Awww.  :)

syndell58
by on Mar. 9, 2010 at 9:24 PM

 those are so cute and yummy looking as well!

michiganmom116
by Bakery owner on Apr. 3, 2010 at 4:26 PM

I just made these today and they were so easy! My 12 year old son even helped form the doves.

They really puffed up in the oven, so I wouldn't recommend a long 2nd rise time.  We have FAT Easter doves!  LOL

I didn't have currants so I cut some small raisins in 1/2.  I had to use a skewer to poke holes for the "eyes" and then stuffed the cut raisins in them.


BJsMommy04
by Baker's Apprentice on Apr. 3, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Are they gong to stay alive until tomorrow?  Lol.

michiganmom116
by Bakery owner on Apr. 3, 2010 at 4:37 PM


Quoting BJsMommy04:

Are they gong to stay alive until tomorrow?  Lol.

I don't know.....they look yummy!!!!

ZsMommy
by Baker's Apprentice on Apr. 12, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Those are so cute!!!

michiganmom116
by Bakery owner on Apr. 6, 2011 at 1:28 PM

BUMP!

25beengoodtome
by Baker's Apprentice on Aug. 2, 2011 at 3:20 PM

 Those dove-bread balls are the best edible table decorations I've ever seen!

mammapav
by Newbie on Apr. 4, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Awwww They are so cute !!!!

SweetLuci
by Newbie on Apr. 8, 2012 at 6:42 PM

 So pretty!

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