Check out how to make these delicious & adorable Teddy Bear Sandwich Buns. Fill them with your favorite ingredients. Perfect for the lunchbox!
In the bowl of the mixer add the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Mix until combined
Add the egg and the butter while the mixer is running on medium-low
Slowly add the milk
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
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
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)
Roll each portion into a ball and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper
Divide the mini balls in 2 and use a little water to "glue" the ears on each bun
Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes
Preheat oven at 400 degrees F
Brush the buns with the egg wash
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until browned
Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack
Using a small round cookie cutter, cut small cheese circles. Use mayo as glue to stick to the bear
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
Slice the bun in 2 and fill with your favorite sandwich ingredients
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.