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Birds from yeast dough

Birds are harbingers of spring, and since yeast dough can be shaped into many shapes, let's make birds :)


  • 2 dl milk
  • 10 g of fresh yeast
  • 50 g of butter
  • 60 g of sugar
  • 1 vanilla sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 200 g of sharp flour
  • 200 g smooth flour
  • 100 g of grape seed flour


Heat the milk to 25 °C and pour it into a large container. Crumble the yeast into the milk, add 2 small teaspoons of sugar and mix. Let's leave it for at least 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the butter and let it cool to room temperature.

After 10 minutes, add melted butter, egg yolk, sugar, vanilla sugar, spicy flour, smooth flour and grape seed flour to the bowl with milk and yeast. Knead everything well and shape it into a ball. If the dough sticks, add a little flour. If the dough is too hard, add a little milk. The dough should be flexible and not stick to the bowl.

Then cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave for 30 minutes.

Divide the dough into balls the size of a small orange and shape them into approx. 25 cm long rolls. We make a knot out of the sausages. Spread the back end of the knot and make slight cuts to make it look like a tail. The first end of the knot is shaped into a head and a beak. Use raisins or nuts for the eyes.

Before putting in the oven, coat the birds with egg.

Bake for 20 minutes at 170 °C.

Smells nice, good appetite!

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