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
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.
Step 1: Form Rolls
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
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
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.
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