Totoro Roll Bread

Totoro Roll Bread

Everybody loves these bread rolls shaped like Totoro! I think this recipe strikes just the right balance with the bread dough and cookie dough.

Ingredients: 12 Totoros

Bread Dough
・Bread (strong) flour
200 g
・Butter (or margarine)
20 g
15 g
3 g
130 ml - 140 ml
・Dry yeast
3 g
Cookie Dough
・Butter (or margarine)
15 g
10 g
・Beaten egg
About 3 tablespoons
・Cake flour
45 g
Filling of your choice
as needed
Chocolate decorating pen
Dark or white


1. Put all the bread dough ingredients into your bread machine. Start the "bread dough" course.
2. Cookie dough: Bring butter to room temperature and mix with sugar. Add cake flour and beaten eggs. Mix well.
3. You can adjust the hardness of the cookie dough with the beaten eggs. Put the dough in a plastic bag and roll it out thinly using a rolling pin. Rest it in a refrigerator.
4. When the bread dough is ready, make 12 round ones weighing 30 g each. Leftover dough can be used for ears. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and rest it for 15 minutes.
5. Forming: Here you can add a small amount of filling if you like. Make the dough into a shape of Totoro. Softly press the dough from the top using your palm and make it a bit flat.
6. For ears, tear off dough from the leftover dough and put them on the body. Press them firmly onto the body so they don't come off.
7. Let dough rise a second time in an oven for 20 minutes at 40℃.
8. While the dough is rising, cut the plastic bag with cookie dough, take the dought out and cut out round shapes. 5cm circles are the best. I used the bottom of a cup that was just the right size.
9. After the second rising is done, preheat the oven to 180℃ / 350℉. In the meantime, put the cookie dough on Totoro's stomach and brush beaten eggs on bread dough.
10. Bake them for 15 minutes at 180℃ / 350℉.
11. Draw Totoro's face using a chocolate decorating pen. Draw big eyes with white chocolate. While waiting for them to dry, draw the nose, whiskers, and a pattern on stomach. Draw the black eyes last.
12. Done! Good job!
13. They look so cute together.
14. They make great presents too.
15. Piyochan mama arranged it into Doraemon version. Everybody give it a try, they are really cute.

Story Behind this Recipe

For Totoro-loving kids!