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Monday, September 8, 2014

Cute Pig Face Breads | Piglet Buns For Kids

Who doesn't like homemade breads?  I love the fresh smell of hot breads when taken out from hot oven. My son likes to eat breads when he returns from his school, so one fine day I thought of making these cute little pig face breads. Needless to say how happy he was ! These are very easy to follow, I made few piglet buns the very next day.

 There are times when I try adding fun factor in my baked items. For instance last week when I was playing Angry Birds in my phone, suddenly it struck me why not I prepare a bread which looks like piglets face? That moment onwards I started to work on it and by the time my child came home from school, the breads were ready?

2 tbsp Active dry yeast
2 tsp Granulated Sugar
2 cups of All purpose flour + little more for dusting
1/4 cup Milk or more if needed
2 tbsp Butter, melted
2 tsp finely chopped garlic
2 tbsp Olive oil + few tsp for greasing the tray
A big pinch of Salt

In a ceramic bowl add lukewarm water, sugar, yeast and mix together for a second. Leave this liquid for 15-18 minutes until slightly foamy and frothy, if not then your yeast is not alive and you need to start again with another packet of yeast.

Take a big mixing bowl and add flour, salt, melted butter and the yeast mixture and knead it until you have a smooth looking dough. Now add milk, chopped garlic and knead for another 10 minutes to make a smooth dough and elastic kind of dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface for another 2 minutes. Shape the dough into a neat ball and grease a separate big container to keep the dough (this step will ensure your dough will not stick to the container) and apply Olive oil from top. Cover the dough in a plastic wrap or with a clean kitchen towel and keep in a warm place for an hour.

Once doubled or tripled in size, deflat the dough  by punching down the dough and knead it for some time. This step is done to roll out the air bubbles. Now roll the dough on a lightly surfaced platform and cut with round cutters. Roll it from one side to get an oval shape. Make a small slit on top and fold them to make ears, use peppercorns for the eyes. To make the snouts, cut 1 inch wide small circle with the remaining dough and fix it with egg white (works like a glue). To complete the look, use toothpicks and leave them for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile pre-heat Oven to 375 Degrees Fahrenheit, line a baking tray about 1 inch apart. Place these pig faces carefully with a flat broad spatula. Brush each face with egg yolk and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are crisp. Wrap in a clean towel for another 10 minutes, by following this step, your buns will be very soft.

 He simply loved the look of the breads and innocently adds, “Ma, but where are the birds?” So I promised him that next time I’d prepare the birds as well and let him have them.
Next day on my son's request I had made them again but this time I made them in bun shapes and it took me 20 minutes to bake. 


  1. wow dear u r so creative really loving the cute buns :) shall try it sometime <3

  2. The buns are so cute. I think I will not be able to bite into them.

  3. Hi Deepa, how are you? I am so in love with those cute son would definitely love those too...anything with animals :) going to try this very soon...looks so good with such lovely clicks :)

  4. cute and perfectly shaped delight,Deepa :)

  5. cutie buns and sure kids will definitely finish off in seconds

  6. Such cute piglets :) u can make bread look cute Deepa :) love all the captures.

  7. wow wonderful piglet buns....amazing...

  8. You are an amazing mom deepa...piglets r very cute and I am sure all the kids would love to eat this.

  9. Omg, am sure kids will go crazy if they saw this pig faced buns, and am in love with that piglet buns, damn cute Deepa,u rock gal.

  10. Wow,wat an idea,u r so artistic,great work dear,u have got so much patience.will try for soon

  11. The piglet buns and breads look so cute, kids would just love them..

  12. Awwww, really cute :) Good idea and interesting to make as well as eat :)

  13. Very nice and cute! great way to attract kids to eat food :)


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