3 cups of wholemeal spelt flour
2 tbs honey
2 cups of kale
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup of warm water
1 tbs dry yeast
Preheat oven to 350F. Place the warm water in a mixing bowl and stir the yeast and honey until dissolved, wait for five minutes to activate the yeast.
Juice the kale and stir it into the milk- this will give the bun a rich green colour. Alternatively if you do not have a juicer, process/blend the kale and mix in at the end.
Place all the remaining ingredients into a stand mixer and slowly pour in the yeast and kale milk.
Once the dough has formed into a ball and no longer sticks to the bowl it is time to knead. This can either be done with a dough hook on your mixer but I find that Jacob loves to get involved and knead the dough with his hands.
After a few minutes of kneading, place the dough ball into a rising bowl, cover with either a damp towel or plastic wrap and let it rise for about an hour.
Separate the dough into equal pieces and shape into round buns.
Now its time to make the facial features starting off with the nose. Roll one small ball for the nose and two smaller balls for the nostrils.
To make the ogre's eyes roll four small pieces of the dough into thin lines. Arch and place so that the dough makes an oval shape.
To make the horns roll two thick lines- press on one end to make it thinner and stick it onto the side of the ogre's face.
Place the buns onto trays and bake for 15-18 minutes.
Once cooked leave the buns out on a cookie tray to cool.
Slice the middle of the bun and separate.
Use the wholemeal wrap to cut out the shape of the ogre's eyebrows and iris. Place in sandwich press until toasted.
Using a knife fill in the middle of the arched lines (eyes) with cream cheese. Place the brown iris' into the middle of the eye.
Using a pen lid cut a smaller circle out of black pancake for the pupil and place in the middle of the iris. Make sure that the circle for the pupil is smaller than the iris
Cut two small little squares out of a zucchini and place and the top right hand side of each pupil. This will make the eyes appear more realistic.
Using a sharp knife cut a semi circle underneath the nose from one side to the other to create the mouth.
Your ogre bun is now ready to be filled! Enjoy!
We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! xx