4..Roll out thin strips of dough for the wheat stalks and place on the base. 5..Pinch off small pieces of dough and make
6. lots of pea size dough balls.. 6..Shape the small balls, by rolling them with the palm of your hand on the work surface..
7..With pair of scissors cut the ears of wheat, staggering cuts either side..
9..Place the cut ears onto the base, working from the outside inwards...
8..The ears of wheat will look something like this...
10.. Another row
11.. Nearly there… only the middle to fill... 12.. After the final ears have been placed on the sheaf, make a plait of dough & place over the middle of the stems. You can even make a small harvest mouse! | The Post • t: 01273 299219
12. When the sheaf is finished, glaze with egg and bake in an oven at 180º c for 25/ 30 minutes. If you would like to keep the sheaf as a decoration rather than eat it, lower the temperature and bake for a further few hours. (When cold you can brush the dough with varnish to help preserve it.)
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