William Drabble’s Chicken and apple hedgehog rolls are lots of fun to make with kids needing to be creative.
- Follow the instructions on the wholemeal bread mix to make 8-12 bread rolls, allowing the dough to prove per the mix instructions.
- Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Season and grill the chicken breast in a pan or under the grill until golden brown and cooked through with no pink showing. Remove and allow to cool.
- Once cool, shred or slice into thin strips. Use the large side of a grater to prepare the cucumber and apple. Add a small drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- To make a hedgehog, roll the bread into the shape of a hedgehog and use two small bits of dough to create eyes. Cut spikes using a pair of scissors - Time to explore the little one’s creative side by letting them take charge of the shaping of the dough. They needn’t just make mice and hedgehogs; lions, sharks and rabbits are other alternatives.
- To create a mouse, mould the dough into a mouse shape and use a little piece of the dough to create the eyes. Cut two ears using a pair of scissors.
- Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C and cook the rolls for 10–15 minutes or until golden brown - a hollow sound should be produced when you tap the base.
- Slice the rolls in half and fill with the chicken and apple salad. The rolls will keep in an airtight container for up 3 days, but are best served fresh.
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As part of a healthy balanced diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.
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