Friday, 26 September 2014

Doggy Sausage Bread Bun

Hello there, if you are dropping by for the first time. :) I'm very thankful to Mail Online for the article about my bento on Wednesday,  which lead to many other sites reporting about my bentos. I have actually been busy the past few days,  going about my usual stay-at-home-mom chores.  I've not had a chance to sort out my thoughts, so when the reporter asked how I felt, I could only say I'm happy. Now that my thoughts are better organised, I just want to say a big thank you to all the sites that reported about my bentos, I really appreciate it. :)

Now, onto these doggy sausage bread buns I'm sharing today, made them back in July. I think you might be quite familiar with this doggy bread bun design, as I've seen them being shared online before. I can't take credit for this wonderful idea, I got this idea from Pitachan on Cookpad. She has lots of cutie bread design, I've always wanted to try many of them but yet to find time to do so.

I did not use her recipe for the bread buns. I've included my recipe and also the steps on how to shape this doggy below. :)


Bread Flour 400g
Instant Yeast 5g
Cold water 220ml
Egg 30g
Sugar 40g
Butter, room temperature 70g
Salt 6g

  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.
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  3. 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. Do a finger test to check if it's ready.
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  5. While the dough is rising, soak raisins in water so that they will soften and expand. Dry them on a paper towel and set aside. These will be for the doggy's eyes and nose.
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  7. Slice sausages and set aside.
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  9. Dust your work table with some flour, place dough on it. Punch out the air from the dough with your fist. 
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  11. Divide the dough into 60g portions. Roll them out and form them into balls. Cover with cling wrap and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
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  13. Roll out bread dough using a rolling pin.
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  15. Place a sliced sausage on one end, and make a small cut on the other end.
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  17. Fold the dough in half.
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  19. Make slanting cuts for the ears.
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  21. Place on parchment paper, cover with cling wrap and let it rise for 40 minutes.
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  23. At the end of 40 minutes, place the raisins onto the bread dough and press gently.
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  25. Brush with egg wash and bake at 180 degrees celcius for around 20 minutes or till they turn golden brown.
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  1. Congratulation!
    Your doggy bun is sooo cute! ! can't bear to eat them...

  2. Congrats Ming! Thanks for sharing on these adorable bread buns!

  3. Congratulations Ming, I am sooo happy for you!! I love the cute doggy buns and thanks for sharing the method.:)

  4. This is Jo. Love these! Going to tackle making them over the holidays; my young nieces and nephews will love them! Many thanks for posting this!!! :-D

  5. Hi, your creations r so adorable and cute! Simply love all of your tutorials. May I ask how do you store the bread u made and for how long can we keep them?

    1. Hi! I keep them covered in a bread box. They won't keep for too long, at most ard 3 days.


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