IMG_6153there had been many piggy-shaped bakes and desserts and i wondered why there was never one of the piggy’s butt? ⊆(⌒◎⌒)⊇

Ingredients (makes a 450g loaf)

IMG_6149143g fresh milk
35g egg
25g caster sugar
5g salt
250g bread flour
4g instant dry yeast
38g butter, softened


IMG_6147– mix all ingredients together, except butter and knead till you get a soft and pliable dough
– add in butter, and incorporate well. knead till window pane stage and allow to proof till double in size
– punch dough down and divide into 3 equal portions. allow dough to rest for 15 mins
– roll out the dough and roll up tightly (swiss roll style). place in 450g loaf pan and allow to rise till 80-90 percent full
– cover the pan, and bake on lower rack in preheated oven of 200 degrees C for 40 mins

Personal notes:

IMG_6150– i halved the recipe and made eight 30g buns
– i used 100g bread flour, and 25g cake flour
– shape piggies as follows:

picshow20140116_152206head: roll a portion of dough into a tight ball

picshow20140116_152309using a small scissors, snip 2 corners at the top of the dough

picshow20140116_152327flip the corners up to form the ears. set aside to rise and proceed to shape the bump

picshow20140116_152346take another portion of dough, and pinch a very small portion out of it. roll this small portion into a thin rope

picshow20140116_152402roll the dough out into a flat disc

picshow20140116_152415fold it into half

picshow20140116_152427then take both ends of the semi-circle…

picshow20140116_152440and join them together

picshow20140116_152456twirl the rope

picshow20140116_152528… and place it just slightly above the legs. and you’ve got the tail *@*

picshow20140116_130549allow the dough to proof. meantime, cut out eyes from seaweed (using punches)

picshow20140116_132202punch 2 holes in thin slices of hot dog with a piping tip

picshow20140116_152542place seaweed (eyes) and hot dog (nose) on the face, and viola! your piggy buns are ready for baking

IMG_6155… and cool the buns (*^^)/~~~~~~~~~~◎

IMG_6152and you have your little pig pig milk bread….  (⁎⁍̴ڡ⁍̴⁎)

IMG_6148you are my dancing pigs… young & sweet only 17…  (⁎⚈᷀᷁ᴗ⚈᷀᷁⁎)

Pollution index: 83 (good)


(15) Comments

  • 婉婉下午茶 (February 11, 2014)


  • whisksandchopsticks (February 11, 2014)

    They are a darling!

  • Ling Yuen Chin (February 11, 2014)


  • Mel (February 11, 2014)

    Oh yes, indeed, everytime we only see piggy\’s face and not usual we see other concentrate to make their butt…… and your butt…..hehehe…..the piggy butt look so cute. May I have one of your butt please? Heheheeee…..

  • sallywong (February 11, 2014)


  • Veronica (February 11, 2014)

    Very cute and adorable piggies indeed. You never ceased to amaze me with your beautiful creations. By the way, I didn\’t know you live in Beijing. Happy Valentine\’s Day.

  • 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 (February 11, 2014)


  • 柠檬叶 (February 12, 2014)


  • May Law (February 12, 2014)

    可爱, 可爱。。真是太可爱了!
    虽然我不吃猪肉, 但是这个我要吃, 哈哈哈!

  • kitchen flavours (February 12, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,
    I love your creativity!
    Buns look cute and delicious!

  • Ann Low (February 12, 2014)

    Hi Victoria, These \’oink oink\’ are soooo cute! Definitely brighten my day!

  • Xiao (March 13, 2014)


  • lily ng (March 13, 2014)

    victoria, these piggies are so cute!!!! Can i ask where did you get the punch for the eyes?

    thanks and you have a good day

    • Victoria Bakes (March 14, 2014)

      Hello Lily, I bought the punch out in Tokyo. Not sure where u r located but I think there are many websites that sell these. Taobao for sure. If you r located in Singapore, do try takashimaya. I think there is a shop at the basement selling bento stuff. Good luck.

      • lily ng (March 15, 2014)


        thanks for the info, i am in denver, colorado, U.S.

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