Whale Rolls

This idea came from the Fudgelet’s Kiwi Crate many months ago. He asked a little while back to make this bread, but we never got around to it. Now I came to a time when I needed to make some hot dog rolls because we didn’t have enough, and I could repurpose some of the dough for other things. I figured it was a great chance to make them, especially because I bought some cheese sticks for the start of the school year.

So, you can use any bread dough you want. The directions actually said to use storebought pizza dough, but that’s actually more of a pain for me to get than just making the dough myself. So, you can use as much dough as you want.

Start with a ball of dough. It said to use a fistful amount, but it did make quite a big roll, so you can make them bigger or smaller. Take the ball and flatten it out a bit.

Now, take kitchen scissors and cut a mouth for the whale. Take two more small pieces of dough and use one to make the fin and one to make the tail.

Let the dough rise according to the dough’s directions (usually covered for about an hour). When it is done, put a raisin on for the eye, brush on an egg wash, then bake the dough at 400 degrees F for about 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.

When the bread is cooled, cut a small hole on the top of the whale, then take a stick of cheese and peel back strips to make it look like spraying water. Tuck the cheese into the hole. Serve!

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