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Check out how to make these delicious & adorable Teddy Bear Sandwich Buns served with carrots, and pretzels. Perfect to take to school

Teddy Bear Sandwich Buns

Check out how to make these delicious & adorable Teddy Bear Sandwich Buns. Fill them with your favorite ingredients. Perfect for the lunchbox!

Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword breads, buns, hamburger buns, lunchbox snacks, sandwich bread
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Proofing time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 10 buns
Calories 332 kcal
Author Tiffany bendayan

Ingredients

For Buns

  • 4 1/2 cups Bread Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 packet Instant Yeast
  • 1 Egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup Butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup Milk room temperature

Egg Wash

  • 1 Egg lightly beaten

For Decoration

  • 2-3 slices White Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Mayo
  • Black Gel Food Coloring
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of the mixer add the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Mix until combined

  2. Add the egg and the butter while the mixer is running on medium-low

  3. Slowly add the milk 

  4. Using the dough hook, mix on medium speed for 5-6 minutes or until dough becomes soft and elastic. You'll know the dough is ready when it cleans the sides of the bowl. You can also knead the dough manually on the kitchen counter

  5. Remove dough from the mixer and place on a large bowl that's been greased with nonstick spray. Sprinkle some flour on top. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and proof in a warm area for 60 minutes

  6. Place dough on kitchen counter and divide into 10 portions weighing 4 oz each (approx.) Divide the leftover dough into 10 mini balls (for the ears)

  7. Roll each portion into a ball and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper 

  8. Divide the mini balls in 2 and use a little water to "glue" the ears on each bun

  9. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes

  10. Preheat oven at 400 degrees F

  11. Brush the buns with the egg wash 

  12. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until browned 

  13. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack 

For Decoration

  1. Using a small round cookie cutter, cut small cheese circles. Use mayo as glue to stick to the bear

  2. Mix the mayo and coloring until desired color is achieved. Place mixture on a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. Pipe the dots for the eyes, the nose and mouth

  3. Slice the bun in 2 and fill with your favorite sandwich ingredients 

Recipe Notes

Buns can be frozen for 3 months. Ideally, wrap each one with plastic wrap and place them in a large zip top bag to freeze.

To thaw, simply remove bread from freezer, unwrap, and microwave in the "defrost" setting for 1-2 minutes. 

Nutrition Facts
Teddy Bear Sandwich Buns
Amount Per Serving (1 bear bun)
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 579mg25%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.