Bread Cones

I’ve seen this idea of making bread cones a few time ago and it seemed so fun to make. I do enjoy bread challenges and I simply had to give these cones a try. I didn’t have cream horns but I really loved improvising and making cones out of paper and aluminum foil.

For the dough I’ve used the recipe I usually do for crescent rolls with slightly few changes. It was a huge success, the cones turned absolutely great and everybody loved them. They are very light and fluffy and wonderfully flavored.

The bread cones can be filled with various fillings, we already tried them out with some tuna salad and some scrambled eggs. Each time they were simply amazing. The filling options are endless and can make a great appetizer for friend or family gatherings.  You can also consider filling them with fruits and sweet pastry cream. They will be totally divine, I am sure of that.

I’ve made these cones for about 3 times by now and was a great activity with my little daughters. Rolling the dough was their favorite part. Hope you will try them out and don’t forget to let me know if you do. Enjoy!!

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Idea slightly adapted after Cook’n is fun

Bread Cones

Bread Cones

5 from 2 votes
Bread Cones - very light and fluffy and wonderfully flavored, perfect for a friend or family gathering. Fill them with you favorite filling and everybody will be delighted.
Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour



  • 4 cups (500g) bread flour
  • 1 ½ tbsp (22g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5g) salt
  • 25 g fresh yeast (2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast)
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) water , warm
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (170 ml) milk , warm
  • 4 tbsp (60g) butter


  • 1 egg , beaten
  • sesame and flax seeds

Paper Cones

  • 16 A4 or Letter size papers
  • 8 Aluminum foil sheets


  • In a large bowl, mix flour with sugar and salt. Dissolve the fresh yeast in the warm water and add to the flour mixture. Add eggs and milk and mix everything together. Add the butter and knead until the dough is smooth and soft. Cover with a clean dish towel and let it rise for about 1 hour in a warm area, until doubled in size.
  • Meanwhile you can prepare the cones. Take 2 sheets of paper and make a cone and cover with aluminum foil, so that paper is not visible anymore. Repeat to make 8 cones.
  • Punch dough down and on a floured surface divide into 8 equal parts. Let them rest for 5 minutes.
  • Roll each piece of dough into an about 30 inch (80 cm) rope.
  • Roll the dough ropes around the aluminum cones. Place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and let them rest for about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile you can preheat the oven to 400 F (200C).
  • Brush the cones with beaten egg and sprinkle sesame and flax seeds on top.
  • Bake for about 16-18 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let them cool on wire racks and fill them with your favorite filling. Enjoy!



Serving: 1gCalories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 52.2gProtein: 9.8gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4.4gCholesterol: 58mgSugar: 3.4g
Calories: 322kcal
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread appetizer, bread cones, bread party ideas, bread roll, homemade bread cones

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  1. Jess @ Sweetest Menu Author says:

    Wow! These are perhaps the coolest things I have ever seen! I have never even heard of a bread cone before but now I desperately want ONE!

  2. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) Author says:

    HOW BRILLIANT! I love the idea of these bread cones, there are soooo many tasty things you can fill ’em with!

  3. Aaron Chow Author says:

    Wow!!! I love this recipe!! I had always been wondering how to make this. Your editing is superb! How do you calculate all those Nutrition Facts? In my book you’re rivaling Chef John over at Foodwishes in Food Videos. Great blog!!!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad you like this recipe and thank you for your nice words.

  4. Thalia @ butter and brioche Author says:

    What an interesting idea.. I never have seen bread cones before but they sure look like something I would love to make. I love that you can stuff them with any-type of filling!

  5. pizzarossa Author says:

    Wow! They look so good! 🙂

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      thank you:) Hope you will try them out

  6. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen Author says:

    OMGosh Ella, I’ve never seen anything like this before, but I absolutely love it! I can just imagine stuffing all kinds of ingredients in these – so I must try it!

  7. Jonh Author says:

    Thank you for sharing the recipe, those look very nice indeed.

    Can you share the recipe for the filling that you used?

    Thank you

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Glad you like them. For the filling in the video I've used a simple tuna salad. Just used can of tuna flakes, and combined with chopped green onion, chopped red bell pepper and corn kernels, salt, pepper. To bind everything together you can either use mayonnaise or simply a bit of yogurt or cream cheese. Whatever you like best.

  8. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen Author says:

    Bread cones looks so exotic and divine!

  9. Adeeha Author says:

    Hi Ella
    Hope you are doing well.
    I love these bread cones and intend to make them today
    Could you suggest a good (good it quiet relative i meant spicy) stuffing
    moreover, can i use all purpose flour instead of bread flour ?
    please respond soon

    thanks alot

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      You can use all purpose flour.. it might need a bit more of flour to same amount of liquid.. otherwise they will turn great.. As for the filling I've used a tuna salad filling, but the solutions are endless.. even a spicy guacamole might be wonderful.. or a great salsa…It's definitely up to you and your tastes.. we even had it once for breakfast with an egg filling and was great..Let me know how it turns for you

  10. Aneesa Author says:

    Hi! So I’ve been on your site for the past 3 days and I’m hooked! This is the 2nd recipe I tried and I’m in love! It was so easy to do and your video really helped me visualize everything. I halved the recipe and substituted all-purpose flour (I didn’t have bread flour). My dough wasn’t so sticky though. The house smelled wonderful and my kids are having leftovers today! They liked the process so much, they’ve been making play dough bread rolls all morning. This recipe is a keeper!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      hehe:) So good to hear that Aneesa.. glad you and your kids enjoyed this recipe

  11. Kathi Author says:

    At 400 degrees the letter paper doesn’t catch on fire?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      no.. not at all.. I've made this recipe several time and they behaved perfect. I could even re-use the cones.

  12. esti Author says:


    Can the milk in this recipe be replaced by Apple juice or water?
    I would like to make this recipe without milk.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yes.. you can try water .. it will be really good, more bread like

  13. lynn Author says:

    can i freeze the cones? and if i can should i freeze them before or after baking

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I would freeze them after baking, I did that several times.. right after they cool.. they will be great.

  14. Awesome idea – have made a couple of times now – I just make them smaller and more in number – great for lunches.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      yes.. that is a great idea indeed, we really enjoy too.. making smaller ones sounds good.. especially when having kids.

  15. Annabelle Author says:

    Hello Ella:
    I love your website and even am beginning to enjoy the music; which is a little different. The bread cones recipe was easy to follow and came out pretty good; the most difficult part was trying to make the “cones” with the paper & foil. Is there anything I can put in the recipe to make the rolls more tasty; they were kind of bland. Thanks in advance for your advice.

  16. Sonibess Author says:

    This idea is so beautiful but it doesn’t work for me. I’m passionate about baking and I think I’m pretty good at following recipes. My dough came out so dry every time – even before adding the butter – and I did this recipe twice already. I watched the video at least 10 times to see why I’m doing wrong but I can’t figure it out. Any idea? I really want it to work. Thanks

  17. Phil Author says:

    anyone ever tried to do this with pie dough? What do you think? Fill it with fruit salad or chocolate pudding or or or

  18. Ingrid James Author says:

    Really Great Idea, I will definitely be making these tomorrow. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.

  19. lalla Author says:

    Great idea for a delicious appetizer .
    if I prepare them the day before as I keep them ?

  20. Jasmine Author says:

    How can I substitute with whole wheat flour?

  21. Natali Rivera Author says:

    Hi! I love your site! I have a question: Its necessary to do it with bread flour or i can try it with all purpose flour?

    Greetiengs from Colombia 🙂

  22. Sonal Author says:

    hi… can we subtitute egg with something else…

  23. missy Author says:

    Can’t wait to try these. Thought I would make my grilled (bbq’ed) chicken breast chicken salad and also try stuffing with a green salad and grilled chicken and topped with our favorite dressings.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am sure that is awesome 🙂 Hope you will try them out

  24. Just made these today and dipped them in lye so now I have pretzel cones and they came out great. I used cream horn molds and got twelve out of the given dough recipe. Thanks for the idea and instructions!

  25. Vrinda Author says:

    I had been searching for the recipe for years… Could you please share what exactly is bread flour and how can I make it at home?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Vrinda.

      I use flour type 650. It has high protein content and it is perfect for bread and pizza. 

  26. 5 stars
    Dear Ella, I have been trying this recipe since the day it was posted on your channel….All these years, I gave tried so many savoury and sweet versions and each one of them turned out great. Thank you for inspiring all of us.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Sid.. I am so happy to have you with us for so long 🙂 it really means a lot to me. I am also very glad that you trid and enjoyed my recipes. Wish you all the best, Ella:)

  27. theresa wealton says:

    Just recently saw a Facebook post and picture of bread cones stuffed with hot meatballs and sauce. Do you think your recipe would be hold up with hot stuffing? Thanks

    1. Ella - Home Cooking Adventure Author says:

      Yes.. it should hold up really well. Let me know if you try them out 🙂

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