Hedgehog buns

Hedgehog buns

Sticky fingers alert! Kids will love baking our super-cute buns and sharing them with friends.

By , 21 September 2015
Hedgehog buns
  • Ready in: 70 mins
  • Serves: 8
  • Price: 12p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 100g serving contains
  • Fat med
  • Saturates med
  • Sugars med
  • Salt low
  • Energy 850KJ 203KCAL
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 850kJ/203kcal.
  • 275g Asda White Bread Flour, plus extra for kneading
  • 1/2 level tsp Asda Mixed Spice
  • 25g butter, cold from the fridge
  • 7g pack Asda Easy Bake Yeast
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 125ml semi-skimmed milk, at room temperature
  • 24 currants
  • Grease a baking tray. Pre-heat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Sift together the flour, spice, and a pinch of salt.

  • Rub in the butter using your fingers until it's like breadcrumbs.

  • Stir in the yeast and 50g sugar.

  • Add the egg and milk to the flour and mix into a sticky dough using your hands.

  • Dust a work surface and your hands with the flour. Knead the dough for 10 minutes – hold it with one hand and push it away with your other. Fold it over, turn it around and push away again. Repeat for 10 minutes.

  • Cut into 8 even-size pieces and shape into balls on the floured surface. Shape into hedgehogs, pulling out one end to make noses. Snip all over with scissors to create spines.

  • Press in currants for eyes and noses, then place the buns on the baking tray. Lay a sheet of greased cling film on top and leave in a warm place to double in size. Remove film and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

  • For the glaze, heat 25g sugar and 3 tbsp milk in a pan, simmer for 2 minutes. Brush over the buns as soon as they come out of the oven. Cool on a wire rack.