This is a fun sandwich for the kids to help make. Fill it with their favorite fillings.
I'm back again to take a turn at my fun guest blog spot for Rhodes! I have to say that I really enjoy my assignments because it takes me to a place where I challenge my skills and learn new ones. I haven't had too much experience with shaping bread dough, so I was a little apprehensive at first. But making these little piggy buns was super easy. When I first started the process, I decided to make more than one, just in case there was a problem...or they didn't turn out...so I made three. It wasn't until after I got done with them (and I thought they all looked pretty cute!) that it dawned on me...hmmmmm, three little pigs - that has a familiar ring to it! Hence the title "Three Little Pigs PB and Banana Sandwiches"!
Here's what you'll need per sandwich:
3 Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
1 beaten egg - this will do at least 6 - 8 pigs
2 raisins or Craisins - I didn't have any raisins on hand, so I used Craisins
A banana - two might be enough for the three sandwiches
That's it...not a lot of ingredients.
Here's how you make them: Spray a cookie sheet with vegetable spray. Place frozen rolls (in multiples of three) on sheet; cover with sprayed plastic wrap. You only want them to thaw, not start to rise.
Take two rolls and knead together.
Flatten into a 5" oval. I really like using my silicone baking sheets - this will help later on when you brush them with beaten egg - they will come right off the sheet...the egg won't stick to it like it would to the cookie pan. I work with the baking sheet on the counter and then pick it up and put it on a cookie sheet to bake.
Next, cut the third roll in half. Roll into a circle. This will form the snout.
Next, cut out two holes for the nostrils. My recipe suggested using a straw, but I had a large round frosting tip out and that worked perfectly because it was metal and it made big enough holes so that it didn't shrink up. Do it gently...you don't want to damage the baking sheet. Place the snout on the oval.
Now you need to make the ears. Flatten the remaining 1/2 a roll into the closest you can get to a 3 1/2" X 2" rectangle...I actually trimmed mine with a knife a little; cut the rectangle diagonally into two triangles. Place on top of the head and fold the point over. You don't need to press it very hard.
Add two Craisins (or raisins) at the top of the snout for the eyes.
Beat your eggs with a wisk. Brush the egg all over the pig face with a pastry brush. Sorry...I didn't take a picture of that. Make sure you get it well covered as this is the step that will make it brown so nicely. The recipe says to bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Keep your eye on those little pigs...you don't want to overcook them!
Let the pig faces cool; carefully slice in between the back and top of the bun with a bread knife. On the bottom, spread your favorite peanut butter.
Add the bananas...next time I will slice them, as I think it will be easier to eat that way!
Place the face on top.
These are super cute, super easy and super yummy! Make some for your favorite little people!
Note: These cute little pig buns can be used with all sorts of other fillings - choose your favorite!
PB & Banana Piggy SandwichServings: | Skills: | Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20 min
This is a fun sandwich for the kids to help make. Fill it with their favorite fillings.PB & Banana Piggy Sandwich
Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
1 egg, beaten
Combine 2 rolls and flatten into a 5-inch oval. Place on a sprayed baking sheet.
Cut another roll in half. Flatten one of the halves into a 2 1/2-inch circle for the nose. Use a straw to make nostrils (enlarge holes because they will shrink). Place nose on the face.
Flatten the last half into a 3 1/2 x 2-inch rectangle. Cut the rectangle in half diagonally making 2 triangles. Place triangles at the top of the face and fold the points over to make the ears. Press raisins into the face for eyes.
Brush everything with beaten egg.
Repeat to make as many sandwiches as desired. Allow to rise 15 minutes.
Bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool, slice and fill with peanut butter and banana.