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Hearty Valentine’s Day Sandwiches Bento with FunBites

Mr. Pikko gave me a bread machine for Christmas and I’ve been puttering away trying to find my favorite recipes for breads we enjoy. We usually eat Honey Oat bread all the time and so I baked one of those and it turned out yum, but definitely not quite as moist and soft as we’re used to. Plus, we’re still getting used to the fact that home baked bread has to be eaten fast or it becomes really dried out, even with a bread box.

Since I got a set of FunBites (available on Amazon) to review for Valentine’s Day, I had to make bread. Last night, I decided to try out a white bread recipe on Rapid, since I find waiting around 4 hours for a loaf of bread kind of ridiculous. Just as I was about to close the lid, I thought that it would be cute to make pink bread, so I added six drops of red food coloring and started it up.

It turned out so cute!!

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The bread itself was pretty awesome, though maybe that’s because we almost never have white bread. :D

Here’s the lunch I ended up making with it:

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I lined the box with lettuce from our garden, then carefully moved the sammy pieces over. I kept it short and sweet, as I think sandwiches go best with fresh fruits, so I put in strawberries and kiwi. Here’s another angle:

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I’m so happy with the pink bread. If people don’t want to use red food coloring, I’m sure you could just add a bit of POM juice or something to get the pink color, removing the same amount of liquid from the water required for the recipe. I’ll have to give that a try next time to see how that turns out. POM bread sounds really yummy!

This cutter seriously reminds me of a Tangram puzzle. I’ll have to see if my brain can come up with other things to make out of it than hearts. :)

If you want to read my review of the FunBites Luv It and enter to win one for yourself, CLICK HERE.

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2 Comments

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    Tip: Substitute honey for sugar, equal parts. Honey has preservative components and will give a darker crust due to carmelization. Since it’s liquid, it also adds moisture and shouldn’t muck up the entire recipe.

    I love my bread machine — I hope you learn to love yours, too.

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    i see the fruits are in the same box as the sandwiches.
    how did your sandwiches turn out, after a few hours?
    the fruits may make the bread soggy.

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