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These Bird Bread Rolls Are So Cute And Made With Just One Main Ingredient!

These Bird Bread Rolls Are So Cute And Made With Just One Main Ingredient!

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Use ready-made bread dough to make adorable bird-shaped bread rolls. A cute baking project anyone can make!

These whimsical bird bread rolls are not only a delicious quick and easy bread, but also a fun kids baking project to do with your little ones. Using ready-made French bread dough makes this a quick and easy recipe!

They are super fun for kids to make and easy enough for a spring or summer party! They are an ideal Easter food or cute animal themed food. 

Plus, you can’t beat the fact that they are made with just one main ingredient!

We were inspired to make these from ones we saw on Ambrosia Soulful Cooking but that recipe was made from scratch bread. We tested making with Pillsbury ready-made bread dough and they came out darling and simple to make! 

Bird Bread Rolls

Bird Bread Rolls

Bird Bread Rolls

Easy Bird Bread Rolls – Ingredients

  • 1 tube of Pillsbury French bread dough
  • Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water)
  • Melted chocolate
  • Piping bag

Bird Bread Rolls

Bird Bread Rolls

Bird Bread Rolls

How to make Bird Shaped Bread Rolls 

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  1. Preheat and Prepare: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  2. Roll Out the Dough: Carefully unroll the tube of Pillsbury French bread dough onto a clean surface. Gently press the dough into an even rectangle.
  3. Slice Into Strips: With a pizza cutter, slice the dough into 12 even strips width-wise.
  4. Shape Into Birds: Take each strip of dough and tie into a simple knot, making sure one end is a bit longer. Roll/fold the longer end into a ball to make the head of the bird.
  5. Form the Beak and Feathers: Pinch and twist a small portion of the head to create a beak for each bird roll. Using kitchen scissors, carefully make three small cuts on the opposite end of each dough strip to fashion the tail feathers of your birds.
  6. Egg Wash: Place your bird-shaped bread rolls onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush each breadstick with the egg wash for a golden, shiny finish.
  7. Bake Until Golden: Pop the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake the breadsticks for 12-14 minutes, or until they turn a lovely golden brown color.
  8. Add the Eyes: Melt down some chocolate chips and pour into a piping bag (sandwich baggies work too!). Pipe 2 small dots onto your bird roll faces to create the eyes. Make sure to do this when the rolls are cooled. 

Bird Bread Rolls

What to eat with these cute bread rolls

Whether enjoyed as a snack or served alongside soups and salads, these adorable bird-shaped bread rolls are a perfect little treat. 

Final Thoughts

These cute bird-shaped bread rolls are not only a delightful addition to any meal but also a wonderful opportunity to get creative in the kitchen with minimal effort.

With just a tube of Pillsbury French bread dough and a few simple steps, you can transform ordinary bread into whimsical creations that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

So next time you’re looking for a fun and easy baking project, spread your wings and let your creativity soar with these charming rolls!

Bird Bread Rolls

Agnes Hsu
Use ready-made bread dough to make adorable bird-shaped bread rolls. A cute baking project anyone can make!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tube of Pillsbury French bread dough
  • Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water)
  • Melted chocolate
  • Piping bag

Instructions
 

  • Preheat and Prepare: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • Roll Out the Dough: Carefully unroll the tube of Pillsbury French bread dough onto a clean surface. Gently press the dough into an even rectangle.
    Slice Into Strips: With a pizza cutter, slice the dough into 12 even strips width-wise.
  • Shape Into Birds: Take each strip of dough and tie into a simple knot, making sure one end is a bit longer. Roll/fold the longer end into a ball to make the head of the bird.
    Form the Beak and Feathers: Pinch and twist a small portion of the head to create a beak for each bird roll. Using kitchen scissors, carefully make three small cuts on the opposite end of each dough strip to fashion the tail feathers of your birds.
  • Egg Wash: Place your bird-shaped bread rolls onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush each breadstick with the egg wash for a golden, shiny finish.
  • Bake Until Golden: Pop the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake the breadsticks for 12-14 minutes, or until they turn a lovely golden brown color.
  • Add the Eyes: Melt down some chocolate chips and pour into a piping bag (sandwich baggies work too!). Pipe 2 small dots onto your bird roll faces to create the eyes. Make sure to do this when the rolls are cooled. 
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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.

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