We recently had some friends over to play, and as it was the day after the “bread” round of The Great British Bake Off, I thought it would be fun to make some little rolls with the kids and then eat them for lunch!
To make 6 small rolls you’ll need:
- 12oz Strong Bread Flour – we used Wholemeal
- 1 1/2tsp Quick Yeast (about half a Allinson packet)
- 1tsp Sugar
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 220ml of hand hot water (from the tap is fine!)
- Raisins for eyes
To make your little hedgehogs, start by putting the dry ingredients into a bowl, then give them a good mix to combine them.
Next, add the oil and then the water. Start to mix together, as it becomes sticky get your hands in the bowl and start to knead the dough.
If the mixture is still sticky add some more flour and if it’s dry, sprinkle on a little more water.
Once the dough is combined turn out onto a lightly flour-dusted surface and knead the dough for 5-10 mins. The kids LOVED this part!
Mould them into 4-6 hedgehog shapes and use scissors to snip into the dough to make spikes. We used raisins for eyes too.
Put the rolls on a floured baking sheet and cover with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm place for about an hour to rise. (We used the oven on lowest setting as we don’t have an airing cupboard!)
Next, heat up your oven to 200 degrees centigrade and cook the rolls for 25 minutes. The rolls will feel firm and if you tap the bottom of them, they’ll sound hollow.
Ours lasted one mealtime!