These are almost too cute to eat. ALMOST!


  • 500 g wheat flour (type 550)
  • 4 g salt
  • 80 g sugar
  • 5 g cinnamon
  • 90 g natural wheat leaven (if not available, use 7.5 g baking powder)
  • 70 g vegetable margarine 
  • 200 g coconut milk 
  • 50 g soya or rice milk
  • 5 g fresh baker’s yeast 
  • 90 g apple sauce
  • Chocolate chips, to decorate


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients with the wheat leaven in the bowl.
  2. Heat the liquid ingredients to 37°C and dilute the yeast.
  3. Add to the dry mixture and knead for 10 minutes on medium speed. Add the compote.
  4. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover and leave to rise for about 1 hour in a warm room.
  5. Cut into small pieces (about 90 g per piece), degas and shape into “Boxemännchen,” then place on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Cover and leave to rise for 1 hour. 
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 200°C. Add chocolate chips for the eyes and decorate with soya milk and sugar. Bake for 10 minutes at 200°C.


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