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Bird Buns

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 50 min total time
  • 4 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Making these cute little birdies is a breeze when using Pillsbury® refrigerated bread dough.

Ingredients

1
can Pillsbury™ refrigerated country Italian bread or crusty French loaf
1
egg white, beaten
1/4
teaspoon poppy seed
6
slivered almonds

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Remove dough from can. Cut dough crosswise into 9 slices.
  • 2 Place 6 dough slices on cookie sheet. Shape each into oval with a slight point at one end for the tail. Use kitchen scissors to cut the tip of the tail to give a feathered look. Cut a 1-inch slice at an angle on each side for the wings. Tuck wings up slightly onto the back. Cut remaining 3 rounds in half crosswise, and shape each into a ball for head. Place on middle of each body.
  • 3 Brush dough with egg white. With toothpick, poke two holes in dough ball for eyes. Carefully place poppy seed into holes. Add almond for beak. Repeat with remaining dough rounds.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Remove dough from can. Cut dough crosswise into 9 slices.
  • 2 Place 6 dough slices on cookie sheet. Shape each into oval with a slight point at one end for the tail. Use kitchen scissors to cut the tip of the tail to give a feathered look. Cut a 1-inch slice at an angle on each side for the wings. Tuck wings up slightly onto the back. Cut remaining 3 rounds in half crosswise, and shape each into a ball for head. Place on middle of each body.
  • 3 Brush dough with egg white. With toothpick, poke two holes in dough ball for eyes. Carefully place poppy seed into holes. Add almond for beak. Repeat with remaining dough rounds.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Kitchen scissors work really well to easily cut the dough to give the birds' bodies a feathered look.

Pair your favorite brunch dish with these bird-shaped rolls.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
370mg
15%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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