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Piggy Rolls

Piggy Rolls

These aren't any ordinary rolls. These piggy rolls will make your kids squeal!MORE+LESS-


can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated French bread

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    Place some flour on a surface and roll out the bread dough until desired thickness.

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    Using a biscuit cutter or glass, cut circles in the dough for the pig heads. Cut triangles out of the scrap bread for ears, two for each head, and place in the upper left and right corners. Roll a small piece of dough for the nose and flatten it with your hand.

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    Lay each pig head on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

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    In a small bowl, whisk egg with a fork. With a pastry brush, lightly brush each pig head then quickly add two peppercorns for eyes and two pieces of rosemary for the nostrils.

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    Bake for 8-10 minutes and enjoy.

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  • Bread as art? As a playtime activity? As a cute little animal? Round up the kids cuz it's time to play with bread!Bread's not one of those foods that you have to trick your kids into eating, like broccoli or Brussel sprouts. On the whole, I would say that most kids love bread -- but that doesn't mean you still can't have a little fun with it!At one of our favorite Italian restaurants, each child is given a small plate of bread dough to mold and design into any shape they want while waiting for dinner. After they've finished, the waiter takes their creation back to the kitchen to bake.My kids love it, even though half the time all they can muster up is a misshaped ball or some other unrecognizable object. Apparently they inherited my lack of art skills. They still love eating their art project.So if you're creatively challenged like me, here is an easy and quick idea to transform ordinary bread dough into a work of art. These cute little Piggy Buns could not be simpler.Watch as these little piggies go "wee, wee, wee...all the way home" to your kids’ stomachs.

Bacon Jam Piggy Bread Rolls

When we first saw this recipe for Piggy Buns, we were confused. We didn’t know if we we should eat them, or give them a cuddle. We still don’t know! Perhaps both is a good idea! Give ‘em a little kiss and a little cuddle before devouring them. But seriously, have you ever seen anything more cute and more delicious looking at the same time??

This recipe from would be a fun addition to your Christmas dinner menu. Made from scratch bread rolls, stuffed with bacon jam, your family and friends will be impressed with these adorable, scrumptious rolls. Served warm right out of the oven, is there anything better than a doughy roll that’s been stuffed with bacon jam? They’re a must for any bacon-loving family! Merry Christmas!

14 oz. all purpose flour
7/8 cup warm water
1 1/2 oz. soft butter
1/4 oz. instant yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
10 tsp. Bacon jam red chile & garlic
10 1/2 inch thick slices of chorizo
1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tbsp warm water for egg wash

1. Mix the flour and yeast. Place them in a mixer with the dough hook attachment.
2. Add the warm water, salt and soft butter and mix for 2-3 minutes or until it forms a soft ball. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and place it in a warm place. Let the dough rise until it is double in size, them transfer it on a lightly floured surface.
3. Preheat oven to 375 F.
4. Punch the dough and knead it for a minute, then divide it into 11 balls.
5. Flatten a ball of dough into the palm to make 4 inch round.
6. Spoon in the middle 1 tsp of bacon jam and place ½ inch thick slice of chorizo.
7. Fold the dough to make a ball and gently pinch the edges to close the ball. With your hands roll it gently to make the perfect ball.
8. Place it on a baking tray lined with silicon baking mat.
9. Repeat until 10 balls of dough are used.
10. Use remaining ball of dough to make ears, noses and tales for the piggies.
11. To make the noses, roll the dough out to 1/16-inch thick. Cut out 10 1/2 inch circles. With egg wash glue them to the buns and secure them with 2 toothpicks.
12. Take a lsmall amount of dough and shape it with your index finger and thumb, to make it look like an ear. Glue the ears with egg wash to the bun.
13. Use remaining dough to make curly tails and glue them too.
14. Use peppercorns to make eyes.
15. Brush the piggies with egg wash.
16. Bake for 15 -20 minutes or until golden.
17. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Enjoy!

Crescent Roll Pigs in a Blanket

Little hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls make a delicious lunch or snack. Affectionately named "pigs in a blanket," they're also the perfect hors-d'oeuvres for a party or casual gathering, and kids can't get enough of them. Bake them for a party or as a television snack and watch them quickly disappear.

Pigs in a blanket is a common term for hot dogs or Vienna sausages baked in a crescent roll (the name also refers to pancake wrapped breakfast sausages). They are quick to make using canned refrigerated crescent rolls. While you could make the dough from scratch, the canned variety comes in the perfect shape needed to wrap the hot dogs and makes the recipe a breeze.

Use a type of cheese that will melt well when baked: Cheddar and American are classic choices. Garnishing the rolls with sesame or poppy seeds adds a little nutty flavor, and dresses them up when serving to adults.

Serve your pigs in a blanket with your favorite mustard. Kids are bound to like plain yellow mustard, and some will even prefer ketchup. Other ideas include a Creole mayonnaise sauce, a combination of mustard and mayonnaise, or your favorite specialty mustard.

Piggie Rolls, Pork Bacon and Cheese Sausage Rolls

Both the boys asked what possessed me to make these piggie rolls. Josh asked as I was meticulously egg washing ears and snouts on to the pork bacon and cheese sausage rolls. Mac asked as he looked longingly at the finished baked product.

What I had neglected to take into consideration when I was making these sausage rolls, is that Mac was suffering from a severe case of tonsillitis. Eating any of these piggies on the day was not going to happen, as it involved swallowing. The word torture came up in conversation at least thrice that afternoon.

The sunny side to Mac&rsquos tonsillitis is that I can tell you these pork bacon and cheese sausage rolls freeze and reheat from frozen very well. I froze half of them for when he could swallow again. See, I can be considerate and have compassion, don&rsquot let anyone tell you differently.

So what did possess me to make these piggie rolls? Cuteness, plain and simply, cuteness. I had the pure desire to make something fun and cute. Can&rsquot a girl have cute occasionally in her life?

I used peppercorns for the eyes. Although peppercorns are edible, you will get a full peppercorn kick if you do happen to crunch one in half. I suggest using small pieces of black olive for the eyes if making these for kids, or adults, if you don&rsquot want them choking on a peppercorn. Of course, if you don&rsquot particularly like the adults you are making the piggies for, use peppercorns and don&rsquot warn them before they pig out on the piggies. I did warn the boys, though I was tempted not to for shits and giggles.

Two versions of these piggies were made. One with tails and smaller ears, giving the impression of a full piggie. The other had larger ears and no tail. Making them look like piggie faces. They remind me a little of the pigs from Angry Birds.

Piggy Rolls - Recipes

Ah. I've so many recipes waiting to be updated, I don't know which ones to choose. -_- I've been putting them off as they take longer to update.

Decided to update about these piggy butter bread roll first. Trying out a new recipe this time, it's a dinner butter roll recipe, with a crispy buttery crust. If you prefer, you can also substitute with any of your favourite bread buns recipe or use any of the previous bread recipes I shared before.

Piggy burger for dinner that night. :)

There's actually an eatery in Singapore selling similar piggy burgers, saw Honey Bee Sweets sharing about them on her Instagram account. She also baked piggy buns and turned them into piggy burgers, they looked so cute, I had to bake some too.

The teriyaki pork patty I made for the piggy burger.

I kept some piggy buns for breakfast the next day. This time, we had them with luncheon meat, egg and lettuce.

I used melted chocolate to draw the eyes. However, I had wanted to use raisins, but forgot to buy them. -_-


Bread Flour 450g
Instant Yeast 14g
Warm milk 250ml
Sugar 2 tsp
Butter, room temperature 40g
Salt 1/2 tsp

  1. Mix all the ingredients, except butter, in a large bowl to get a dough. Add in butter and knead until dough is springy and soft, this takes around 10 minutes. If you have a bread maker, you can just use the dough function for this step, as well as step 2.
  2. Cover the dough with cling wrap and keep in a warm place for it to rise. This takes around an hour and the dough should double in size.
  3. Dust your work table with some flour, place dough on it. Punch out the air from the dough with your fist.
  4. Divide the dough into 6 portions. Roll them out and form them into balls. Cover with cling wrap and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Roll out bread dough and shape them, place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Use one portion of the dough to shape piggy's ears and nostrils.
  6. Cover with cling wrap and let dough rise for 40 minutes.

    How to make pigs in a blanket…

    Start by brushing the inside of each pig cavity in your silicone mold with butter.

    Do not spray with cooking spray, as the instructions on the box indicate.Cookie spray once baked on to a silicone mold will develop a skin that cannot be washed off. Over time this will build up leaving your molds a sticky mess.

    To make the pigs in a blanket you will need:

    • 2 12 Little Pigs in Blankets Silicone Molds
    • flour
    • salt
    • baking powder
    • baking soda
    • egg
    • buttermilk
    • sugar (don’t leave this out or the pancakes will be really bland)
    • melted butter

    You can find the cute little pig mold on amazon. I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you for any purchases.

    STEP 1 : Make pancake batter.

    You can use a pancake mix or make a quick and easy homemade pancake batter.

    Piggy Rolls - Recipes

    Cut one Dinner Roll dough in half, then cut two small pieces off of one of the halves.

    Cut a slit half way up the smaller half.

    Place the bigger half on a sprayed baking sheet and place the smaller half on one end for the snout.

    Put the two small pieces on top of the snout to make ears.

    Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.

    Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. If you would like a more detailed look, take black food coloring and a small paintbrush. Paint eyes and nostrils.

    Piggy Rolls

    Cut one Dinner Roll dough in half. Taking one of the halves, cut it in half and one of those halves in half again.

    Flatten out the largest piece on a sprayed baking sheet.

    Take the largest remaining piece and make it a smaller circle. Place it on top of the larger circle.

    Use the two remaining pieces to make ears.

    Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.

    Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. If you would like a more detailed look, take black food coloring and a small paintbrush. Paint eyes and nostrils.

    Turtle Rolls

    Cut one Dinner Roll dough in half, then cut one of the halves in half again. Taking one of the smaller halves, cut it into 5 small pieces.

    Place the large half on the baking sheet.

    Place the next largest piece on as the head.

    Use 4 of the small pieces as legs.

    Place the last piece between the back two legs as the tail. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.

    Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. If you would like a more detailed look, take black food coloring and a small paintbrush. Paint shell design and a happy face.

    Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great christmas and are starting an amazing new year.

    To start off my new year, I thought that I would have a meddle about with my blog. After lots of thinking of what I could do to make it more fun and interesting to read, I decided to do “Funday Sunday”. As well as Funday Sunday I will be doing my technical bake, and posting that as usual on a wednesday.

    Funday Sunday is where every Sunday I will post a fun bake.

    Now what’s a better way than to spend your Sunday afternoon sitting next to the fire, with a cup of tea and sausage roll. To me that is the perfect afternoon.

    So for this weeks Funday Sunday I baked sausage rolls. Or as I’m calling them “piggy rolls”. The reason I have named them this is because on each sausage roll I have made a little pig face, out of pastry and pepper corns.

    These look really sweet and look super impressive.

    Piggy Rolls - Recipes

    French Piggy Croissant Rolls

    5 teaspoons active dry yeast

    Ingredients for egg wash:

    1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water

    1. Cut butter into small pieces and spread out on a dinner size plate. Place plate in the freezer while you're doing steps 2 and 3.

    2. Place warm water in a large bowl. Add yeast and sugar and stir well. Let sit for 5-10 minutes or until foamy and bubbly.

    3. Add melted butter, 1 cup of flour, sugar and salt and stir to combine. Cover with a kitchen towel and set in a warm place for 30 minutes.

    4. Add milk and egg. Stir until smooth.

    5. Put remaining 4 cups flour in the bowl of a food processor and add the 1 cup of cold butter. Mix briefly until mixture is like coarse crumbs. Don't over mix, you want small bits of butter to make a flaky dough. Add to yeast mixture and stir until all flour is incorporated but again, don't over mix. Cover and let sit in the fridge for 8 hours (or overnight).

    6. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper and set aside.

    7. Punch dough down and divide into two equal sections. Knead one section on a lightly floured surface about 6 times. Roll into a circle,1/4 inch thick. With a 3 inch circle cutter, cut as many circles as you can (about 12) and place them 2 inches apart on one of the prepared sheet pans.

    8. Using leftover scraps of dough and a small circle cutter about 1 inch in diameter, (I used a turkey baster without the bulb) cut out same number of small circles for the noses.

    9. For ears, use a slightly larger cutter (I used the lid of a spice container). about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Cut out half as many of these smaller circles. Cut each of these circles in half, then in quarters.

    10. Brush larger circles with egg wash. Place smaller circles on lower center portion of circles for noses. Place two quartered sections on upper sides of circles for ears. Use peppercorns, coriander seeds or other small edible seeds for the eyes and the nostrils. Carefully brush all over with egg wash, trying to keep egg mixture from dripping onto parchment paper. Allow to rise for 20 minutes, uncovered.

    11. Bake for 15 -20 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a rack to cool.

    Little Piggy Rolls

    Sausage rolls have been in my repertoire for donkey’s years and there’s already a recipe on this blog.They are always popular and freeze well either uncooked or almost cooked which is what I do, so they just need a brief heating through before serving.

    The food blog Belly Rumbles by Sara McCleary featured a recipe recently for decorating sausage rolls to look like little pigs. As four of our grandkids were coming to stay I thought it would be fun to make them some Little Piggy Rolls. Belly Rumbles uses the filling below which has bacon and cheese added. Use this or the traditional filling on my previous blog, which just uses pork mince.

    5 sheets ready-rolled puff pastry (each 25cmx25cm)
    1 egg beaten with 1 Tbs water, to glaze
    500g pork mince
    1 small onion, very finely chopped
    3 rashers bacon, finely chopped
    125g grated or finely diced cheddar cheese
    2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    2 eggs
    2 Tbs chopped Parsley
    1 Tbs tomato sauce (ketchup)

    Mix all ingredients for filling then follow the method on my previous blog for Sausage Rolls. I used 4 and a half sheets of puff pastry, cut the four whole sheets in half and made 4 sausage rolls from each of the 9 halves. Total 36.

    I decorated 16 as Little Piggies and 20 with sesame seeds (as per traditional recipe). I used the remaining half sheet of pastry to make the features. Usually I would get 12 sausage rolls per sheet of pastry, but I wanted them a bit bigger for the Piggies.

    To decorate the Little Piggies you will need enough extra pastry for the ears, snouts and tails and whole black peppercorns for the eyes.

    When the sausage rolls are ready to go in the oven, arrange them on oven trays lined with paper, putting the join/seam underneath so you can’t see it. Use extra pastry to cut out ovals for the snouts, triangles for the ears and long strips for the curly tails. I didn’t have an oval cutter so I used the small round lid from a bottle of vanilla essence, then stretched them a bit to make them oval.

    Brush the sausage rolls with egg wash, then arrange the snouts, ears and tails in place, as shown in photo. Use peppercorns for the eyes and the pointy end of a chopstick to make the nostrils. Brush features with egg wash.

    Cook sausage rolls according to previous recipe. Serve warm. Can be frozen raw or almost cooked, then just heated through before serving.

    Watch the video: Transparent Piggy Skins, Accesories, Effects And Traps Can Turn Invisible! Piggy Skin Without Eyes (December 2021).