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Hedgehog Rolls

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Here are the directions to make baked hedgehog rolls.

The first step is to make bread dough.  Here is the recipe I use for a medium sized loaf:

1 1/2 tsp.    yeast
1/2 cup       Whole Wheat Flour
2 1/2 cups  White flour
1 tsp            salt
2 tbs.           sugar
1                   egg
3 Tbs.          butter
3/4 to 1 cup  water

I use a machine set on manual, but you can make the dough however you would like.


 
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Step 1: Form Rolls

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When the dough is finished except for the last rising, I remove it from the machine and cut it into quarters. Then I cut the quarters into thirds, this makes 12 rolls. You can make them smaller or larger.
Next I spray the pan.
Then I form the rolls into balls and put them on the cookie sheet. I make the rolls nicely round by pulling down on the sides of the dough and pushing the bottom up.

Step 2: Add Eyes and Noses

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The eyes and noses come next.  I quarter the raisins for eyes.

I pinch the nose with fingers dipped in water to make them a little sticky, then I stick the eyes on by pinching fairly hard. If you don't embed the eyes enough they will fall out when the rolls are baked.

Step 3: Add spines and bake

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I cut the spines with a pair of scissors. I use one hand to steady the scissors and the other to cut.

I let them rise for another 15 minutes or so, then put them in the oven at 350 for a half hour.

There is nothing like cute bread. The kids have even been known to eat the raisins.

lucek5 years ago
add blue food coloring.
Fishpail lucek5 years ago
If I could give you a rating on that comment, it would be 7 emeralds out of 5.
copycat425 years ago
how much hedgehog did you use? I usually use about 3 ft. of ferret for my ferret cakes, and that feeds 5.   :)
Mehehehful5 years ago
I Don't know if I could eat those! I don't eat anything with a face! =P
Sunbanks5 years ago
Those are so cute! 
ChrysN5 years ago
They look great!
tucketcat5 years ago
I can attest that these rolls are delicious, after enjoying them at thanksgiving dinner, and many other occasions!
In fact, I often request Wendyknit bring these to family gatherings.
Doctor What5 years ago
How cute!  I like your technique.  Simple, and effective.