These are great fun to make together, and bring out creativity in both parents and children. Tetyorki date back to pre-Christian times and were made to celebrate Spring’s arrival.

This is rather like moulding with play dough – your child will enjoy rolling and moulding their shapes. Of course anything goes, but we particularly enjoyed creating elaborate patterns. Indulge your creativity!

A a lovely tactile task is for your child to dip their finger in the oil and trace the shape. Your could shape their name. We enjoyed the process more than eating them, and we think they look amazing!

You will need:

  • 400g rye flour
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons papaver (poppy seeds)
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 250ml warm boiled water

How to do it:

  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor and mix, or if making by hand, start by sifting the flour and adding the other ingredients, then gradually mixing in the water
  2. Rest for 10 minutes
  3. Knead and keep covered with a tea towel to prevent your dough from drying out
  4. Roll out and mould
  5. Lightly oil each one before baking for 20 minutes at 180C

About the Author: Helen Griffiths

Helen is a creative director and designer, holistic health practitioner and mother to a very active 5-year-old