Nothing screams comfort food like a big bag of chips or a glazed donut, am I right? Carbohydrates are the go-to food group when you just want to live a little, in excess. Just try not to think about the caloric consequences.
There's a reason why ordering a pizza can become an entire group activity. If there is some sort of carb involved everyone will be full and happy. There's no better way to enjoy the presence of your pals than stuffing your faces in unison.
Even our furry friends need to indulge every now and again, even if it means making your kitten paw-sized pancakes. Cooking up some unique pet cuisine is just second-nature for some of us. Only the finest for our four-legged pals.
Neil Slorance — a cartoonist from Glasglow, Scotland — recently took an interest in baking his own bread. Slorance took a recent Sunday afternoon to make a fresh loaf, but he didn't forget to include his special pet in on the festivities.
Meet Herman, Slorance's pet tortoise. Slorance explains that Herman is "15 in tortoise years," and he's had since he was three. As if this pair isn't cute enough, Slorance's love for Herman serves as an inspiration for his work — in and out of the kitchen.
This illustrator isn't secretive about his admiration for his shelled companion. Many of his comic books feature tortoises and the reasons he takes an interest in them. It was only a matter of time before he baked something special for his tortoise Heman, and he was sure to not disappoint.
"My favourite bread to make is sourdough though it takes time," Slorance tweeted. This enthusiastic baker didn't want his recent ode to Herman be anything less than a culinary masterpiece, so he took some tips from the best in the business.
Slorance took inspiration from the culinary geniuses on his television screen. His unique creation was modeled after one of judge Paul Hollywood's recipes from the show The Great British Bake Off. Slorance made Hollywood's London Bloomer Bread, but he decided to shape it quite differently.
Slorance shaped his bloomer bread to resemble a tortoise, and our hearts — and stomachs — are filled. He tweeted a photo of his tortoise Herman next to the doughy companion, and naturally, Twitter rose to the occasion of responding.
Twitter can't handle this culinary cuteness, made fresh with love. Slorance captioned the picture of the tortoise twins, "my day? Oh y'know, made a bread version of my tortoise and then showed it to him." His post has been retweeted over 5,000, and Twitter can't get over this adorable friendship.
Slorance posted another picture of Herman trying to take a nibble of his bread doppelganger. "Herman no," he posted, proving that this tortoise couldn't resist a snack...even at the cost of his new friend.
Rest In Crumbs, bread Herman. "A turtle eclipse of the heart," one person tweeted. We are all in our feelings about this friendship in the baking, and many Twitter users are begging Slorance to keep us updated on Herman and his happenings.
"You're going to have to start a Herman fan club," one Twitter user pleaded. We can all agree that Herman and Slorance's friendship is too cute to pass up. Just a man and his tortoise, breaking —and baking — bread together.
As if we needed another reason to give in to our doughy obsession. Bread Herman is just another reason to get baking and stay snacking. Maybe make a bread version of your own pet pal? The culinary options are endless.