Why your social feeds are now filled with frog-shaped buns

Judging by the stocks of flour and yeast in supermarkets, much of the UK is using lockdown to hone their bread-making skills. Kneading and rolling out dough has become a meditative pastime for some, but regular bread doesn't seem to be cutting it on social media. Many people have gone down a wildly creative path and created creatures out of their own dough, especially those that are amphibian. But what exactly is frog bread? Why does it dominate the bread world?

This new product is as simple as it sounds, it's actually bread baked into the shape of a frog. But as every baker knows, the baking process can be very unpredictable. You only have to scroll so far on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok to find tons of frogs of different sizes and colors.

When you search for Frog Bread on Google, the first result that pops up is a recipe from The Fresh Loaf, released in 2005. There seems to be no solid reason why this recipe is circulating in 2020, but does it need a reason? These chubby little bun frogs pop up on my timeline every now and then and have been an absolute joy during lockdown.

If you're interested in making a little frog friend of your own, the recipe is pretty simple. And you don't necessarily need to follow it step by step to make your frog buddy however you want.