This is more of a bread idea than a recipe but since a lot of cooks are just searching for ideas, I decided to pass it on. To make these funny shaped breads you can use a basic bread recipe, either sour dough or simple yeast dough would do. I did not try it, but I see no reason why it would not work with buns as well.
These little breads don’t only look great but are also very nice to make into little toasts. When you cut them horizontal you will get perfectly round slices of bread which you can either toast or eat just like that.
But how did we get these funny looking breads? It’s quite simple actually, the only thing you need are metal rings. They sell special metal rings to make English Muffins but you can very easily make them yourself out of pineapple cans. I found out that tuna cans don’t work very well because they have only one side you can take off but pineapple cans on the other hand are perfect (could be entirely different in your part of the world of course).
You just take off both the bottom and top of the can with a can opener, clean it, grease it with oil and place it on a baking tray with baking paper. Divide your dough into small balls, a little smaller than the size of the can, and place every ball in a ring.
It’s time for the second rise so cover the rings and wait until the dough doubled in size (it really depends on your bread recipe how long this should be).
Preheat the oven and bake the breads in the ring until done. The breads will rise out of the ring and form in this special shape. They are very nice for a brunch or to serve next to a soup or salad.