Hedgehog rolls

Hedgehog rolls

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins plus 1 hr resting


makes 6

Introduce kids to the art of breadmaking with this fun and easy starter recipe. These mini hedgehog rolls are the cutest bake you'll ever make

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per roll

  • kcal249
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 500g pack brown bread mix
  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 12 raisins
  • 6 flaked almonds


  1. Make the bread mixture with the butter following pack instructions. It’s easiest to use a stand mixer but not difficult to do by hand. Leave the dough to rest for 5 mins, then knead for 5 mins.

  2. Cut the dough into six pieces. Dust the surface with a little flour and shape each piece into a ball by rolling it between your hand. Now make it hedgehog-shaped by pulling one side out a little and squeezing it gently into a snout. Be quite firm or it will bounce back.

  3. Put the hedgehogs on a baking sheet, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise for 1 hr.

  4. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Using kitchen scissors (supervise younger children), carefully snip into the dough to make the spikes on the backs of the hedgehogs. Press raisins in for the eyes and push a flaked almond into the end of each snout.

  5. Bake for 15 mins or until the rolls are risen and golden. Will keep for two days in an airtight container.

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23rd Sep, 2018
Made these with my 7 year old - really easy and fun. She was very proud of them. She really enjoyed “snipping” the spikes. Most of the eyes fell out during baking unfortunately!
18th May, 2017
Made these after school with two boys, fun and easy to follow and they were really proud of the end result. Great introduction into making bread and quick enough not to lose their attention! Only had jumbo raisins and a few popped out in the oven, they thought it was hilarious that the hedgehogs eyes were "exploding":-)
24th Jan, 2020
Hello, what if we don’t have brown bread mix? Could we substitute in a certain amount of flour, etc.? Or make these as soda bread? Thank you in advance.
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27th Jan, 2020
Hello, we suggest you replace the bread mix for 500g wholemeal flour, 1 x 7g sachet fast action yeast, 1 tsp caster sugar and 1 tsp fine salt. To this add the melted butter and 300-350ml warm milk. Leave the dough to rise in a lightly oiled bowl, covered with a tea towel for 1 hr before shaping them into the hedgehogs at stage 3. We wouldn't recommend making them into soda bread as this isn't a method that has been tested.
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9th Sep, 2017
Fun and easy to make and they came out really hedgehoggy just like or even better than the pics on bbcgoodgood. We actually shaped them after letting the dough sit for an hour, not before. Also brushed with egg 5 or 10 minutes before taking out of the oven to give them a bit of a shine.
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