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Hand sandwich

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Sandwiches are probably my favourite food; there's an endless variety of fillings, condiments and breads that make the combinations possible for this lunch-time delicacy infinite. Hungry, I rummaged through my fridge and wrangled up some of the usual sandwich-making suspects: spinach, onions, cheese, coldcuts, hey.. is that a hardboiled egg back there?

Making my way towards the cutting board, grasped hands overflowing with fillings, I thought how convenient it would be just to eat all the ingerdients in my hands as-is without actually making a sandwich. Remembering that sandwiches are awesome I quickly came to my senses. This project will show you how to make a hand sandwich! a handwich!

This instructable will show you how to make your own bread dough, then how to make a mold to bake your bread in and shape it into a hand. There are really two things happening in this project
  • process 1: making bread dough (step 1 - step 4) - start here
  • process 2: making a hand mold (step 5 - step 7) - start here


Enough talk, let's make some freakish fingered food.
 
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Step 1: Bread supplies

Process 1 - bread


This portion will explain how to make a basic bread from scratch. If you already have a bread recipe skip ahead to step 5 on how to make the hand mold.

It's worth mentioning that I have never made bread before this project, after making it I can say with certainty that it was one of the easiest things I have ever baked in the kitchen. You should try it.
Here's the list of supplies required to make simple bread:
 
Yeild: 1 hand
  • 3 cups - flour
  • 2 teaspoons - yeast
  • 2 teaspoons - salt
  • 1 cup - warm water (may have to add slightly more water)
You will also need:
  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring utensils
This recipe will yield one loaf of basic bread, if you're feeling adventurous why not one of these other bread recipes.
madmax1232 years ago
haven't i herd about the author before?
pmn93932 years ago
good idea, the shape makes me think of a marijuana leaf, i think i might make some for munchie food
AnimeEyes192 years ago
thats freakin awesome!!!
suayres3 years ago
Why not do all your cutting with tin snips?
mikeasaurus (author)  suayres3 years ago
Tin snips would work, but this sheet pan was very thin and heavy duty scissors worked well enough. Though, they are probably more dull now because of it.
lindsey1233 years ago
Thanks for posting. The kids are going to want them all the time.
Great idea!
halberdear3 years ago
Heres mine. I went with the classic turkey and cheese combo.
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mikeasaurus (author)  halberdear3 years ago

handwich high-five, great looking sammie!
haha hahhahahahaha i can actually give some one a knuckle samitch
An Villain4 years ago
Shandwich.
Azayles4 years ago
What a brilliant idea on the hand mold! You could probably weld trips of tin onto a hand shaped tin piece, and use that as a reusable mold :P
Wasagi4 years ago
 Next up-the knuckle sandwich?
Foaly7 Wasagi4 years ago
You know, that's not a bad idea.
rjze4 years ago
maybe you can rename it to HANDWICH... Finger-licking good!
esker124 years ago
Great idea, I guess the apple does not fall too far from the tree!!!  Seriously a fantastic idea, and I like the "finger food" quote.  Keep up the good work.
bigmama10794 years ago
very nicely done, i'munna have to make one soon. but maybe something a bit more irreverent? a hand flipping the bird, perhaps?
kcls4 years ago
OMG! It looks like, in the first pic, the finger next to your pinkey (ring finger?) is about to fall off! Quick! Eat it! Awesome 'ible btw.
This certainly looks large enough to have choked Mama Cass.

Nice sandwich!  I'm also a fan.
 
 Yummy!! We call Ham sandwich, Hand sandwich here in Ireland. Great Instrucable.
Doctor What4 years ago
 Wow!  That pan modification could be applied to so many different shapes!  
You've got a dirty mind... or am I the one with the dirty mind?
 No... I was thinking along the lines of fetus shaped bread.

You're the one with the dirty mind.
But you're the one with the twisted, canniblistic mind...
 It's not sick, it's bread.  And bread is tasty.
mikeasaurus (author)  Doctor What4 years ago
bread is civilization
 True that!  (do I sound hip and modern?)
I'm all cool with a hand! It's just a fetus, well, that's just wrong...
 'parently you haven't seen my collected works.
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mikeasaurus (author)  DELETED_cokefloat4 years ago
haha thanks cokefloat!
Tthough it took me two days to eat the whole thing and I'm a little sick from all the carbs, somehow I crave another. What does that mean?

ChrysN4 years ago
Clever!
Tada!
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Jayefuu4 years ago
Epic! Deserved to be featured :D