Frog Bread Rolls

There was a phase in my daughter’s young life when she adored frogs. Her room was embellished with these amphibians. If  you could just imagine: frog figurines on shelves, frog posters on the wall, frog on T-shirts, calendar, her school notebooks, a mug, bed sheets, pajamas and one frog pillow with buggy eyes sticking out.

I inherited that pillow and I’m still holding on to it even though my daughter, a free range young adult, is long out of the house. It evokes so many memories and it might be just the last proof that once my only purpose and definition in life was being a mom. In honor of that, and for sentimental reasons of course, I made these sweet and soft frog bread rolls. My inspiration came from here.

My daughter’s room withstood other trends as well, like the old Egypt and pop-culture but alas, I won’t be making any food in memory of that (I promise).

 

Ingredients:
Makes 4 frog rolls

2 cups All-Purpose Flour (or any kind you prefer)
½ package instant dry Yeast (about half a tablespoon)
1 small Egg, beaten
1 tablespoon Sugar
Pinch of Salt
2 tablespoons Butter, melted
2/3 cup warm Milk

Glaze:

1 Egg Yolk
1 tablespoon Water
Edible Marker (found in any baking isle)

 

Directions:

In a large bowl, stir together flour, yeast, sugar and salt. To the mixture, add the egg, butter and warm milk. Mix well, then roll out to the floured surface and knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl, cover with clear plastic and towel (it creates a better environment for the yeast than when covering with only the towel, plus the top doesn’t dry out), and set in a warm place to rise until double in bulk, about 1 hour.

Deflate the dough, and turn it onto a lightly floured surface. Remove enough dough (about 2 2 ½ inches in diameter) to form eyes. Divide this ball into a half, then each half into a half and so on until you get 8 equal-size balls.

Divide remaining dough into four equal pieces (using the same technique) and form into round balls. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet at least two inches apart. With the scissors, cut two small “nests” into each ball to create the room for eyes. Pinch the “eye” dough on one side and place it into the “nest”. Use your fingers to widen the nest hole as necessary and then to squeeze it around the eye to secure it. If the eyes come out during this process, you can put them back in, but if they do so during the baking process there is no help. Cover the rolls lightly with a damp paper towel and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30-40 minutes.

 

Beat the egg yolk with water and brush the mixture onto fully risen rolls with a pastry brush. Bake in the preheated oven on 355 degrees Fahrenheit on the middle rack for about 15 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown and shiny-looking.

Let the rolls cool completely before adding finishing touches with the edible marker. Cut the rolls in half, but not all the way through. For filling, use your favorite sandwich combination: butter, mayo, lettuce, tomato, salad dressing, mustard, cheese and meat.

I think they are super cute. Ribbit, ribbit.

Do you go extra mile to create a simple yet appealing meal for your picky eaters or just for fun? I would love to hear your ideas!

My daughter’s love for frogs lingers in my backyard. This is George, one of our 4 frogs living in the pond.

I haven’t seen any birds taking a bath here but Baylie, the dog, loves refreshing herself from it in hot summer days.

Frog Bread Rolls

Ingredients

  • Makes 4 frog rolls
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour (or any kind you prefer)
  • ½ package instant dry Yeast (about half a tablespoon)
  • 1 small Egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup warm Milk
  • Glaze:
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • Edible Marker (found in any baking isle)

Directions

In a large bowl, stir together flour, yeast, sugar and salt.

To the mixture, add the egg, butter and warm milk. Mix well, then roll out to the floured surface and knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.

Place dough in greased bowl, cover with clear plastic and towel (it creates a better environment for the yeast than when covering with only the towel, plus the top doesn’t dry out), and set in a warm place to rise until double in bulk, about 1 hour.

Deflate the dough, and turn it onto a lightly floured surface. Remove enough dough (about 2 - 2 ½ inches in diameter) to form eyes. Divide this ball into a half, then each half into a half and so on until you get 8 equal-size balls.

Divide remaining dough into four equal pieces (using the same technique) and form into round balls.

Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet at least two inches apart. With the scissors, cut two small “nests” into each ball to create the room for eyes.

Pinch the “eye” dough on one side and place it into the “nest”. Use your fingers to widen the nest hole as necessary and then to squeeze it around the eye to secure it.

Cover the rolls lightly with a damp paper towel and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30-40 minutes.

Beat the egg yolk with water and brush the mixture onto fully risen rolls with a pastry brush.

Bake in the preheated oven on 355 degrees Fahrenheit on the middle rack for about 15 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown and shiny-looking.

Let the rolls cool completely before adding finishing touches with the edible marker.

Cut the rolls in half, but not all the way through. For filling, use your favorite sandwich combination: butter, mayo, lettuce, tomato, salad dressing, mustard, cheese and meat.

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    Tara @ Lehman lane
    August 18, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Jas, these frog bread rolls are super cute, I think my kids would love them. I loved meeting George too:) Take care, Tara
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      allthatsjas
      August 18, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Aw, thank you, Tara! George loved meeting you as well 😀 Hope your day is glorious! XO

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    Jennifer
    August 18, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Hey, Jas, just wanted to let you know that your post is going to be featured on Thursday. Stop on by! (myflagstaffhome.com).

    Jennifer

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      allthatsjas
      August 18, 2015 at 8:37 am

      YAY! Thanks bunches, Jennifer! See you there 😀

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    Jennifer
    August 17, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Oh, my gosh, these are adorable. Thanks, Jas, for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop (myflagstaffhome.com).

    Jennifer

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    stephanie
    August 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    These are too cute!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!
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      allthatsjas
      August 18, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Many thanks, Stephanie and thank you for hosting the party!

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    Mila
    August 16, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    How cute!I would fancy one of those in the morning 🙂
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      allthatsjas
      August 17, 2015 at 7:36 am

      Thank you. Mila! That makes two of us (giggle). Thanks for stopping in 🙂

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    Maria@SewTravelInspired
    August 16, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Jas, my 5 year old granddaughter is crazy about frogs right now. She loves the The Princess and the Frog Disney movie and just had to have this bean bag frog I had. I am going to make these for her. She will love them. Thanks for sharing. Please come to Snickerdoodle Sunday and share with our party goers. The party starts at 3 PM Saturday. Here is the link. http://www.sewtravelinspired.com/
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      allthatsjas
      August 16, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      That’s great, Maria! I bet she’ll love the bread rolls 🙂 Going over to your party right now! Thanks for stopping in and for the invite 😀

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    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    August 15, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    My girls love frogs too and they would adore these adorable frog rolls, I will have to give them a try! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!
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      allthatsjas
      August 16, 2015 at 8:11 am

      They are super soft too 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!

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    Simple Nature Decor
    August 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I was amazed by your creativity and humor! I love the frog rolls. Thanks for sharing this unique recipe at Dream Create and Inspire.

    Maria

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      allthatsjas
      August 15, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you, Maria! 😀 Hope your weekend is amazing! 😀

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    Lydia @ Thrifty Frugal Mom
    August 11, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Such a cute idea! My kids would think I was the coolest if I made these. 🙂

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      allthatsjas
      August 12, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Thanks, Lydia! It’s all about the presentation…when I was little, and a very picky eater, I’d eat anything if it was plated nicely. 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!

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    Pamela Shank
    August 11, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    How cute!!! My little grandsons would love these. I may try to make these. I have done some little sliders for Halloween and Christmas that they loved so I know they will go crazy for the frogs!!! So creative

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      allthatsjas
      August 12, 2015 at 8:49 am

      Yeah, I can see boys liking to eat frogs, lol! Thank you, Pamela!

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    sherrygcole
    August 10, 2015 at 10:05 am

    These are great! I can’t wait to try this!

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      allthatsjas
      August 10, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      🙂 Hope you do!

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    Somerset Wedding Gal
    June 23, 2014 at 8:07 am

    These are adorable! My kids would love these, I’m not sure I’m skilled enough though!

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      allthatsjas
      June 23, 2014 at 11:44 am

      This was my first try too…I love to challenge myself. Give it a try 🙂

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    Sibella
    February 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Awww, these are just simply ah-dorable! Wonderful job, wonderful blog and the photos! <3

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      allthatsjas
      February 7, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you Sibella! It means a lot to me coming from you, my fellow blogger! 🙂

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