Bread Cones

Bread Cones

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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



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  • Makes about 8 cones
  • Dough
  • 4 cups (500g) bread flour
  • 1 1/2 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
  • Topping
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • sesame and flax seeds
  • Paper Cones
  • 16 A4 or Letter size papers
  • 8 Aluminum foil sheets
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Punch dough down and on a floured surface divide into 8 equal parts. Let them rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Roll each piece of dough into an about 30 inch (80 cm) rope.
  5. 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.
  6. Meanwhile you can preheat the oven to 400 F (200C).
  7. Brush the cones with beaten egg and sprinkle sesame and flax seeds on top.
  8. Bake for about 16-18 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Let them cool on wire racks and fill them with your favorite filling. Enjoy!
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Nutrition facts 1 Bread Cone - Calories:322, Fat:8.0g, Saturated Fat:4.4g, Carbohydrates:52.2g, Sugar:3.4g, Fiber:2.4g, Protein:9.8g, Cholesterol:58mg, Calories from Fat 72, Sodium 360mg, Potassium 158mg, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 20%, Nutrition Grade B-, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On May 28, 2015 at 05:10 pm, Jess @ Sweetest Menu said...
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!
On May 28, 2015 at 05:27 pm, Kayle (The Cooking Actress) said...
HOW BRILLIANT! I love the idea of these bread cones, there are soooo many tasty things you can fill 'em with!
On May 28, 2015 at 10:14 pm, Aaron Chow said...
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!!!

So glad you like this recipe and thank you for your nice words. I am using this application for Nutrition Facts  where I add the ingredients and number of servings for each recipe:

On May 28, 2015 at 10:22 pm, Thalia @ butter and brioche said...
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!
On May 29, 2015 at 04:25 am, pizzarossa said...
Wow! They look so good! :)

thank you:) Hope you will try them out

On May 29, 2015 at 11:30 am, Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen said...
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!
On May 30, 2015 at 07:31 am, Jonh said...
Thank you for sharing the recipe, those look very nice indeed. Can you share the recipe for the filling that you used? Thank you

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.

On June 02, 2015 at 06:38 am, Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen said...
Bread cones looks so exotic and divine!
On June 25, 2015 at 03:51 am, Adeeha said...
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

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

On July 01, 2015 at 10:11 am, Aneesa said...
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!

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

On July 21, 2015 at 01:30 am, Kathi said...
At 400 degrees the letter paper doesn't catch on fire?

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

On July 25, 2015 at 05:31 pm, esti said...
Hi, Can the milk in this recipe be replaced by Apple juice or water? I would like to make this recipe without milk. Thanks

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

On September 08, 2015 at 04:08 am, lynn said...
can i freeze the cones? and if i can should i freeze them before or after baking

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

On September 23, 2015 at 06:53 pm, Sue said...
Awesome idea - have made a couple of times now - I just make them smaller and more in number - great for lunches.

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

On February 16, 2016 at 01:53 am, Annabelle said...
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.
On February 18, 2016 at 10:59 pm, Sonibess said...
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
On February 23, 2016 at 02:00 pm, Phil said...
anyone ever tried to do this with pie dough? What do you think? Fill it with fruit salad or chocolate pudding or or or
On March 09, 2016 at 01:49 am, Ingrid James said...
Really Great Idea, I will definitely be making these tomorrow. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.
On March 09, 2016 at 11:10 am, lalla said...
Great idea for a delicious appetizer . if I prepare them the day before as I keep them ? thx:-)
On March 16, 2016 at 08:20 pm, Jasmine said...
How can I substitute with whole wheat flour?
On April 05, 2016 at 04:13 pm, Natali Rivera said...
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? thanks! Greetiengs from Colombia :)
On May 03, 2016 at 10:54 am, Sonal said...
hi... can we subtitute egg with something else...
On October 02, 2016 at 05:06 am, missy said...
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.

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

On September 28, 2017 at 03:01 pm, Vera said...
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!
On March 28, 2018 at 10:17 pm, Vrinda said...
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?

Hi Vrinda.

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

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