Kids in The Kitchen – Hedgehog Bread

Welcome back to Kids in the Kitchen, my weekly linky where you can come and tell everyone what you have been cooking with your kids. My aim is to teach my children all about cooking, I want them to enjoy it and learn at the same time as filling their hungry tums.

This week we have been making bread rolls, and just to make them a little more exciting we did them to look like hedghogs. I’ll tell you more in a minute, first up I’d like to thank those that joined in last week.
We had The Brick Castle showing us how to make Rocky Road using vegetarian marshmallows.
Next up is In the Playroom with their Shepherd’s Pie Boats, what a great idea.
Also last week, The Beesley Buzz showed us how to make butter at home. (would be perfect for my home made bread)
Finally, we had North East Family Fun with their home made pizzas.

Please come and join in this week, I’ll give you a mention next week if you do. The rules are simple, get the kids in the kitchen then write a post and link it up. Or you could even link up an old post, I don’t mind. We all have something to share.

Hedgehog Bread.

I love making my own bread, there is something really satisfying about kneeding the dough, and the smell of bread baking is wonderful.
However, up until now I haven’t got the kids involved in bread making. I’m glad I did, they really enjoyed it, and they really enjoyed the end results too.


500 grams strong bread flour
50 grams of unsalted butter
1 7gram packet of fast action yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
320 ml warm water


measure the flour and the butter and rub them together.
add the yeast, salt and sugar
make a well in the middle and add the water slowly while mixing

tip the dough out on to the work surface an kneed for 10 mins
put dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a tea cloth
leave in a warm room for around 2 hours, when it will have doubled in size

split the dough into small balls
shape into hedghogs and use a pair of scissors to cut the spikes.
use raisins for the hedgehogs noses

leave hedgehogs on a lightly oiled baking tray for 1/2 hour
cook on gas mark 7  or 200C for 25 mins
bread should be golden in colour and sound hollow when tapped on the base.

bread making
lots of hands rubbing in the butter
kneeding dough
Here we go, here we go, here we go
kneeding dough, kneeding dough, kneeding dough

bread dough
waiting for the dough to rise
ready for the oven

the finished hedgehogs

Now it’s your turn. Join my linky and show everyone what your kids have been cooking this week.

I would love you to display my badge to help spread the word.
kids in the kitchen


  1. January 28, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    Love the look of that bread….fun too!

  2. January 28, 2014 / 1:57 pm

    Love the look of that bread….fun too!

  3. January 29, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    That is really effective – mine love making their own bread, and it always gets eaten too!
    We've not cooked this week, I'll have to see what we can do this weekend ready for next week. Thank you for the mention! 🙂

  4. January 31, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    That looks so much fun and easy too. Think I may give it a go. #pocolo

  5. February 2, 2014 / 11:56 pm

    That bread looks fantastic! Yum! I do love the idea of this linky and next time we cook I'll be here 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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