Friday, February 1, 2013

Pull-Apart Heart Rolls

So, my first reaction to the FunBites Luv It was "what the heck am I ever going to use THAT for?!" I have absolutely not patience for arranging my food in tiny tangrams and I don't think it would thrill my 12 year old the way it might some pre-schoolers! After mulling it over for quite some time I struck an amazing idea! Pull apart rolls!

Yeah, that just happened! The FunBites is perfect for making cutesy rolls. They cut out nicely and the plunger part plops them on to the baking sheet in the right shape!

Now, I just used my favorite roll recipe which I will detail for you below but I imagine you could use refrigerated dough or your own favorite roll recipe! Or biscuits....or many delicious possabilities!

Pull-Apart Rolls

1/2 cup milk (I use skim)
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons butter
3 packages (or 6 3/4 tsps.) of dry active yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
5 – 6 cups all-purpose flour
  1.   In a small saucepan, stir milk, sugar, salt and butter together. Heat over low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cool until lukewarm.
  2. Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed mixer bowl. Add lukewarm milk mixture and 4 1/2 cups flour to yeast mixture, and using a dough hook if you have one. Add the rest of the flour by 1/2 cup until your dough forms a ball. Knead with the hook until it pulls away from the sides. I don't have a dough hook so I use the paddle and just fop it around on high speed until it looks like dough 
  3.  Place dough in a greased bowl, turning it to grease the top. Cover the dough with a clean, dry dish towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 20 minutes (may be longer if it's cold where you are!) 
  4. Roll the dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness and cut in to shapes. Place shapes on a parchment lined baking sheet, cover with a cloth and let rise for 20 minutes. 
  5. Pre-heat oven to 425. Bake for 7-10 minutes until golden brown. Brush the tops with melted butter!

  Want a Luv-It cutter of your own? The awesome folks at FunBites are giving one away to one of you lovely readers! And if you don't win or just can't wait, use the code ValentineFun at Funbites! 

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Stuff used in this lunch:


  1. So cute! I will have to try your recipe. Looks yummy, and creative use of the cutter!

  2. Thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to try...and it would nice to have one of these to help it look pretty hint hint ;)

  3. I never would have thought to make heart rolls with the valentine cutter--just adorable. Maybe colored pink with beet juice?

  4. I love this so much! Such an amazing and beautiful idea. Thanks for also sharing your recipe.

  5. These are beyond Brilliant Jenn! I love it!!

  6. Such a creative way to use funbites! Great recipe too - will definitely have to try this soon.

  7. I am definitely bookmarking your recipe!

  8. Love it. I think even I could make that.

  9. what a fantastic idea! I'm definitely going to try it!

  10. Now THAT is a creative idea!
    Question.. what is on the picks next to the rolls? Cheese maybe? And what's the brown stuff?

    1. On the picks there is cheese and soy ham! :)

  11. What a great idea! I am so doing this! Would love to win a funbites too! Thanks for sharing. Donna

  12. So cute! I can imagine all kinds of cute things to do with a FunBites!

  13. Thanks for the recipe! I love these ideas, my picky 5-year-old doesn't like "mixed up" food or sauces so everything has to be a separate dip or pieces.

  14. Thank you for the recipe! Such cute ideas, my eldest is picky and will only eat food this way - finger foods, everything separate and fun - nothing mixed up or covered in a sauce.

  15. That's a smart way to use it. I haven't used mine much since I got it, I feel like I am at a lack of ideas (even though I have a preschooler).

  16. Um, those rolls look absolutely delicious. Would love to have this for my kids.

  17. Great giveaway and awesome blog! Love it!

  18. This is just a whole lot of awesome-sauce. You are a brilliant baker, m'lady.

  19. wow! I am so doing this for valentines day!

  20. I don't need another cutter set, I just wanted to say your pull-apart bread is SO NEAT! I love it. Great idea, Jenn! :)


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