Are you a kitten lover? Are your kids fans of all things kitten-inspired? My seven-year old loved all things Hello Kitty for years. Then she was a fan of all things Pusheen-related. I guess what it comes down to is that she basically loves all things kitten-inspired.
The girl loves cats and kittens.
Case in point.
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons flax
- 2 tablespoons dill
- 2 envelopes Rapid Rise Yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
- In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt.
- Heat milk, water and butter until 120º to 130ºF temperature is reached.
- Add to flour wet mixture. Using stand mixer with bread paddle attachment, beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
- Add ¼ cup all-purpose flour, flax and dill. Beat for 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining all-purpose flour to make soft dough.
- On a lightly floured surface, knead dough until smooth and elastic. This should be about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover dough and let rest 10 minutes.
- Divide dough into 12 equal pieces; shape into balls.
- Place in greased baking pan. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
- With cooking shears, at one end of the dough ball, snip two "ears" for each ball of dough. With the end of a bamboo skewer, poke two holes for eyes in each ball of dough.
- Bake in preheated 375ºF oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until done. Remove from pan. Serve warm.
Since Little One gets a kick out of Bunny Buns whenever I bake them, she requested that we bake Kitten Dinner Rolls. They’re basically the same idea, but instead of longer ears for the bunnies, we just make the ears a bit shorter.
I hope your kids love these as much as mine does!