Delightful Recipe Makes Bread Hippos That Peek out of Soup

A hot bowl of soup pairs perfectly with the winter temperatures outside. What makes the meal even better are when hippos are included. Yes, you read that right – hippos in your soup! Sandra Denneler created a recipe for this adorable Healthy Hungry Hippo Soup. She crafted the creatures with bread dough and used black-eyed peas and black beans for the finer details. When placed in a bowl and surrounded by soup, they look like wild hippos peeking out of the water.

This is a simple, fun recipe that can be paired with any soup you like. Denneler mentions that her daughter enjoyed helping her, so it's suitable for kids, too. In fact, it's a lot like working with Playdoh, except that you get to eat it once you're done. Denneler says that the trick to making these is to not overwork the dough. Simply form the hippos, align them on your baking sheet, and let them rise together. What a great treat – especially when you serve it up with this delightful Nessie Ladle.

Healthy Hungry Hippo Soup recipe
Sandra Denneler website
via [Laughing Squid]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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