Cooking something creative every day for breakfast is indeed tough especially when you’re cooking for kids. Are your kids tired of eating the same old boring breakfast every day? Do they complain that they are fed up of cereals and toasts for breakfast? Have you exhausted all recipes that used to be their favorites? Yeah? Alright relax! Our experts at Peppertap are always on a lookout for something creative that wouldn’t be very difficult to cook at the same time appeal to your kids. So here we are with a recipe called Hippo Soup which will not only tantalize the taste buds of your kids but also leave them craving for it. Time to enter the kitchen and create some zoo-licious recipe!
Ingredients Required: (makes eight hippos)
- 16 bread rolls (can be frozen)
- Some butter
- Some black eyed peas
- Some black beans
- Soup according to your taste and preference
- Take the frozen bread rolls and put them on a baking sheet. Then you need to spray a sheet of plastic food wrap with oil that will not stick to cover the bread rolls. Wait for the dough to thaw and rise so that it becomes moldable.
- Then pick up a thawed bread roll, and mould it into the shape of an elongated oval for preparing the hippo’s body. If the dough is sticky you may use dusting flour to keep your hands non-sticky. Then place the molded dough on a parchment sheet.
- Then pick up another dough roll and break it into different sized balls for preparing the hippo’s muzzle. The larger ball should be used to prepare the head of hippo. Join the body of the hippo with the head. To create the ears of hippo all you need to do is pinch the dough of hippo’s head. Then take two small dough balls and place them in front of the head in such a way that they look like the snout of the hippo.
- Repeat the above mentioned process with the other thawed dough rolls until you attain 8 hippos. You can make larger or smaller hippos just to add some creativity. But mostly you should use 2 dough rolls to make a single hippo.
- After all the hippos are ready, cover them with a baking sheet or with a lightweight cloth and place them in a warmer region of your kitchen. Let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes. Next you need to preheat the oven to around 350 degrees. Bake the hippos at this heat level for around 15-20 minutes.
- Once they are brown or golden in color remove them from the heat source and let them cool slightly for some time. Then apply butter to them with a brush.
- To carve out the eyes and nostrils of the hippos, make small slits with a knife within the hippo’s head and embed black eyed peas for the eyes and black beans for the nostrils.
- And your hippo is ready! Now just place the hippo in the bowl containing your favorite soup. You can garnish your soup with chili or cilantro just to add an extra star to its appearance when it is finally served.
We hope you liked our cute recipe for your kids. We are sure that you can add more creativity to the hippos by creating funny faces or expressions that would take your kids by surprise. If there is any query regarding the recipe, feel free to post a comment and we will get back to you at the earliest 🙂