Homemade Hedgehog Bread Recipe

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Homemade Hedgehog Bread Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 03, 2024

This hedgehog bread recipe is a fun and creative way to enjoy a tasty bread that will impress your family and friends. The bread is shaped like a cute hedgehog, making it perfect for special occasions or simply for a fun snack. It is soft, fluffy, and with a crusty exterior, making it a delightful treat for everyone to enjoy.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 raisins for eyes
  • 2 almond slices for ears
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add warm milk and melted butter to the flour mixture. Knead the dough until smooth.
  3. Cover the dough and let it rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.
  4. Punch down the dough and shape it into a hedgehog, with a round body and pointed nose.
  5. Place the hedgehog on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Use almond slices as ears and raisins as eyes for the hedgehog.
  7. Cover the hedgehog with a kitchen towel and let it rise for another 15 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  9. Brush the hedgehog with the beaten egg wash.
  10. Bake the hedgehog bread for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  11. Let it cool before serving. Enjoy your adorable hedgehog bread!

Interesting Facts

  • Hedgehog bread is a popular treat in American households, especially during the holiday season.
  • You can customize the hedgehog bread by adding chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruits to the dough for added flavor.
  • Children love helping to shape the hedgehog and decorate it with the raisins and almonds.