The cutest bear bread rolls you will ever make!

April 9th, 2013

Bear bread roll recipe with step by step photos. You won’t want to eat these once you have made them because they are so cute!



1 packet of Wrights ‘makes one loaf’ strong white bread flour

1.5 tsp of Doves Farm quick yeast

1 tsp salt

320ml luke warm water

a little marmite and a paint brush


All the instructions are on the back of the bag but here are step by step instructions on how i made them and how to bear-ify your rolls!

First of all empty the bag of flour into a large bowl, and add 10g of yeast (about a tsp and a half), and 8g of salt (about a teaspoon.)


Then add 320ml of luke warm water, and mix for 5 minutes to form a dough. Place dough onto a floured surface and leave to rest for 5 minutes.


Knead and stretch for 2 minutes and then leave to rest for 5 more minutes.


Your dough should be really smooth after the kneading. At this point you can just shape it into a loaf and leave it to rise in a loaf tin, or to make bear rolls..!

Divide your lump of dough into eight pieces. Grease two baking trays, and roll seven of your dough lumps into smooth little balls, placing four on one tray and 3 on the other. (At this point i was so excited to make their ears I forgot to take a photo of this stage.)

Take your eighth lump of dough and roll them into little balls, enough ears for seven bears.


Stick them onto your bears heads, work quickly as the dough does dry out, you might have to poke them abit to get them to stick.


They look like bears already! Cover with a damp cloth or cling film, I placed 2 tall glasses at either end of the tray before placing the damp cloth or clingfilm over as I didn’t want the bears to stick once risen, and it worked really well. Leave in a warm place until they have doubled in size, for about 30-40 minutes.

Pre-heat the oven to 230C, 210C for fan ovens, or gas mark 8.

Uncover and bake for about 18 minutes, mine were done in 15 – you have to keep an eye on them because their ears can catch easily, if they are browning to fast, cover with foil, or slightly lower the oven temp.

Once done, allow to cool, and then paint on cute tiny faces with Marmite, I used Vegemite 🙂 Then fill with whatever sandwich fillings you like for the cutest sandwiches you’ll ever eat!

bear rolls




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