Roasted Garlic Sun Bread


Is it weird to share a review of a children’s book?  

I know it’s not the first time, but I always wonder.  I’m an elementary school librarian, so I love books of all genres with a special affinity for children’s literature.

Sun Bread
Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A cute little story about beating the winter blues. Can also tie in to the solstice/equinox or solar eclipse.

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Anyhow, I made this bread to celebrate the solar eclipse a while ago, but the book is actually about the equinox.  And actually it's about the winter equinox, but the summer equinox works too, right?

Regardless, this bread is delicious and was a huge hit in my house (and would have been in any shape!)

Roasted Garlic Sun Bread

Adapted from Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven

1 head roasted garlic 

3 tablespoons warm milk (about 110 degrees F)

1 ½ tablespoons yeast

2 tablespoons sugar, divided

3 eggs

1 stick butter, melted and cooled slightly

2 cups all purpose flour

1 egg white + 1 tablespoon water for egg wash

In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir together the milk, yeast, and half the sugar.  Set aside 5 minutes or until foamy.

Add the remaining ingredients and knead until a smooth ball forms, about5 minutes.

Place in a greased bowl and cover loosely with a damp lint free towel.  Set in a warm, draft-free area to rest until puffy, about 20 minutes.

Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

Remove dough from bowl and punch down.  Divide the dough in two equal parts.  Shape one part into a flat round circle in the center of the baking sheet.

Divide the remaining dough into 8 pieces.  Roll the pieces into thin logs and twirl to make sun rays.  Place around the middle circle.

Cover loosely and set side until puffy, 15-20 minutes.  Brush lightly with egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until brown and cooked through.  Cool slightly or completely before serving.


  1. I appreciate that you review kid's books. I'm always looking for ideas for Angel Face.

  2. Your sun bread looks very cool!


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