Jewish Swiss Mice
I saw this great video of how to make Swiss Mice by Christopher Bruehwiler on YouTube. You end up with these rolls that are in the shape of Mice. The video says to use a sweet dough to make these. The first time I made these I used my standard sweet dough and they turned out OK. They tasted fine but they did not keep their shape as well as I would have liked.
I made these again but this time I used the "Sweet and Rich Challah" dough from "Inside the Jewish Bakery". My favorite Challah recipe. The turned out much better than my first attempt but they are a long way from the Mice in the video. I probably let the over proof. I used dried cranberries for the eyes (instead of raisins).
Since we were then over run with mice I gave some to some friends. They said that the Swedish sugar on top gave them a very nice touch.
Proofed and ready to add the eyes, ears and Swedish sugar.
Ready to go into the oven.
Fresh from the oven.
Mice doing close order drills on the cooling rack.
Looks like the cat is greatly out numbered.