Bread hedgehogs – Basic bread dough

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Why not have a go at making some bread hedgehogs with the kids. My kids love getting their hands in the warm dough and it’s great to shape and model. Very few ingredients needed and they are a super healthy snack.

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 bread hedgehogs

 To make my bread hedgehogs

  • 300g Strong white flour
  • 1/2 x 5ml spoon salt
  • 1x 15ml spoon oil
  • 1 sachet quick acting yeast (7g)
  • 200ml warm water


  1. Preheat the oven to 220c or gas mark 8.
  2. Grease or line the baking tray
  3. Place the four and salt into the mixing bowl.
  4. Stir in the yeast.
  5. Make a well in the centre of the fur and add water water and oil.
  6. Work into a soft dough with your hands.
  7. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 – 10 minutes until smooth.
  8. Divide the dough into 4-8 equal pieces.
  9. Pat and roll each piece into shapes and place on the baking tray.
  10. To shape into hedgehogs, roll into a ball and snip with kitchen scissors, pull out a snout shape and add some currants for eyes.
  11. Leave to rise until doubled in size.
  12. Brush bread rolls with a little milk.
  13. Bake for 10 minutes until the rolls sound hollow when tapped on the base.
  14. Leave to cool on a cooling rack.

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Comments 13

  1. I’ve not made bread in such a long time, and only ever attempted loaves but these look quite easy! I might have to try this recipe out as I bet the kids would love these too. Thanks so much for linking up to #RecipeRoundUp hope to see you back soon

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  2. Oh I’ve seen these before and I wanted to try them! Yours have turned out amazingly! Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas & thanking for linking up to #MakeItLinky

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      My pleasure. I’ve made these with hundreds of children and they all love turning a lump of dough into a creature

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  3. I remember making bread turtles as a kid.They didn’t taste very nice. I shall have ago at hedgehogs as they look easier and more effective.

  4. They are just so cute! I must remeber to let the kids have a go at this next time I’m making bread. Thanks for linking up to #KidsandKreativity, hope to see you back next time x

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