Wednesday, July 6, 2011

little birdie rolls {tutorial}

Thank you for all the sweet comments about my temporary hiatus and life changes! I am especially glad to know that I have new friends waiting in Iowa City! I feel a craft night coming on--who's in? That's one thing I'm especially going to miss--crafting with good friends. Even though Stacy isn't a blog partner anymore, she still influences the things you see here, like these darling birdie rolls! She brought the dough over one day and we had a blast making these tasty little birdies.

Little Birdie Roll Tutorial

Start with your favorite yeast roll recipe. We used a porterhouse recipe Stacy found on the Internet, but you could also try my quick and easy Thanksgiving roll recipe. Proceed to the point in the recipe that you're ready to shape the dough and bake them.

Roll the dough out and cut it into strips, approximately 1" wide by 4" long.

Carefully tie the dough in a knot, creating a short piece on one end and a longer tail on the other end. Shape the shorter tail into a beak.

Flatter the longer tail and use a knife to cut three or four tail feathers. 

For the eyes, we cut dried blueberries into tiny pieces and pressed them into the sides of the bird's head. You could also use a peppercorn.
 

Space your birdies out on a baking sheet and bake according to your recipe's directions.
 

As soon as the birdies come out of the oven, immediately brush with melted butter. Then press a sliced almond into the point of the head for the beak.

Our recipe did not call for salt, but instead instructed us to sprinkle kosher salt on top. But go with what your recipe recommends. 

Enjoy your sweet little birdie friends! Yum!
 

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18 Responses to “little birdie rolls {tutorial}”

bec @ smallbirdie.com said...

very cute! I'll definitely have to give them a go! thanks!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh my, these are just too sweet! Thank you for sharing.
love
Alison
x

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Those are so cute! I'm thinking you could also make them with refrigerated breadsticks to make them even easier. I might have to try that. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Those are so cute! They would be really fun to make when you have guests over or when you are going to someone's house. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly * Stay at Home Trader said...

OOOOHHH! what a great idea! my son will love "helping" with this!

Phyllis said...

Oh, MY! They are ADORABLE!!

meijo's JOY said...

This is so cute and creative!

Renee said...

aaaaaw how cute
LOL Id feel bad eating one lol

The Garden Bell said...

These little ones are the cutest. Even I think I could do this one. What a fun idea.

jengd said...

We actually make these every Easter but instead of buttering and salting them, we make a glaze of confectioner's (powdered) sugar and milk and some food coloring and paint their backs/wings/tails with that- usually pink, light yellow or light blue. Very cute.

Kirsten W. said...

These are totally adorable! Count me in on an Iowa City craft night!

amynr said...

These are so cute! I can't wait to try these with the kids! Thanks!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I remember my mom laboring over something similar when I was a kid. Hers must have been more difficult or something since I remember it being a REALLY BIG PROJECT haha.

Miko's Girl said...

My youngest, C., loves to make food that looks like non-food (hot dogs that look like dachsunds,..). I showed her this. She wants us to make these soon! Thx for sharing!

dooleynoted said...

These are so cute... much better than ordinary dinner rolls! I'll have to try them sometime!

Stewarts said...

Cute Birds. You will love, love, love, Iowa City. My husband and I lived there for 5 years going to school. Best 5 years ever. Good luck in your move. Enjoy the journey. Iowa has so much to embrace and love. :o)

Nancy Sabina said...

Just made these for our Thanksgiving and they were a hit. Thanks for the clever idea.

Edyta B said...

amazing and so sweet

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