Bread and Tomato Necklace

At Nod, we believe your home should be a celebration of family. We'll be featuring our Managing Director, Michelle, at home celebrating her own family with recipes, crafts and décor created by our friend Sweet Paul

This project is so much fun to do with the kids.  Simply place bowls of your bread balls and tomatoes on the table and let the kids go to town!  I like to put holes in everything before I let the kids start–it’s so much easier.  Kids love to show off their edible fashion and it’s a great way to get another serving of vegetables into their day!

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Makes 8 necklaces

1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon honey
1 cup warm water 
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
48 cherry or grape tomatoes
Kitchen twine

1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and honey in 1/4 cup of water. 
2. Let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes. 
3. In a large bowl, mix flour, 1 cup of water, yeast mixture, salt and olive oil. 
4. Mix well until it becomes a smooth dough. 
5. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 2 hours. 
6. Knead the dough and cut into 64 pieces. 
7. Roll each piece into a ball. 
8. Transfer to a baking sheet.
9. Spray with a little water. 
10. Bake at 390˚F until golden, about 15 minutes. 
11. Cool on a wire rack. 
12. Using a bamboo skewer, poke a hole in each of the bread balls and thread them on a kitchen string. 
13. Make holes in the tomatoes and string them on. Use firm tomatoes; otherwise it will all be a big mess. 
14. Tie and your necklace is ready to be used and eaten.

By Paul Lowe:

When it comes to making simple crafts or elegant meals, Paul Lowe is the man to call. His blog, Sweet Paul has now spun into a successful magazine, providing tons of useful design tips.