Caterpillar Bread

Here is a great bun recipe to feed your family this winter!Your kids are going to love this caterpillar like bun rolls.   You could add variety for your regular bun rolls by using this method to roll your buns. The filling can be anything your family likes .

Recipe adapted from:

Ingredients for Dough

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup warm milk
2 tsp. instant yeast
pinch of baking powder
1 tsp.sugar
1 1/2 tsp.salt
1egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp.melted butter
3 tbsp.oil
2 tbsp.milk powder
(Sesame seeds and tomato Ketchup for decoration purpose) + 1 extra egg

Sieve the flour, then add milk powder, baking powder, sugar, yeast and salt.

 Then add the oil, butter and  the egg  and mix together. 

 Now add the milk gradually whilst kneading.  You might not need it all, so add it sparingly until your dough is nice and soft.  If more milk is needed to get a soft dough consistency, warm a latte more and use.  Knead for a good 8-10 minutes.  The more you knead the softer the bread results will be.

Touch a bit of oil with your fingertips and apply all over the ball of dough. Cover  bowl using Cling wrap and set aside for 40 minutes to an hour for it to double in size.

STEP 1  - Divide the dough into 4 sections. 

STEP 2 Start rolling each one into an oval/rectangular shape, about quarter inch or less thickness.

 Add your filling on the opposite side.

STEP 3 Cut strips about a third of the way into the oval on one of the longer sides of the rolled out dough.

 Fold the dough over the filling to enclose it, then roll gently all the way to the end.


 The strips will cover the top of the bun and give a pretty finish. Try and pinch the ends of the strips under the dough so they do not unfurl or open up during baking.

  Place on a greased tray and repeat with the rest of the balls of dough. Cover with cling wrap.  Allow the buns to rest for about 30 minutes to allow them to expand again slightly.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven at 180 C. Brush the bun rolls with a slightly beaten egg.

 Draw patterns using tomato ketchup.
Sprinkle sesame seeds. 
Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until the buns are done and golden.

 Remove and brush them with some butter, keep them covered with a kitchen towel to retain their softness until time for serving.

 Some Useful Tips:
  • Make sure  your oven is preheated.
  • Each oven is different
  •   Use your microwave oven to  melt butter and warm milk.
  •   Keep your dough covered in Cling Wrap/Cling film or damp tea towel.
  •  Brush  baked bun rolls with some butter, keep them covered with a kitchen towel to retain their softness until time for serving.



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