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Rabbit Rolls Recipe
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Rabbit Rolls Recipe

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To create these cute rolls that depict the back view of a bunny, our home economists twisted a rope of dough to form the ears, then used a ball of dough for the tail.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon water, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 egg

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 166 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a saucepan, heat 1 cup water and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat for 2 minutes. Cover and refrigerate egg white. Add egg yolk, egg and 1 cup flour to yeast mixture; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 20 pieces. Shape 18 pieces onto 10-in-long ropes. Fold in half; twist top half twice to form ears. Place 2-in. apart on greased baking sheets. Shape remaining dough into 18 balls. Place one on the loop end of each roll to form tail; press into dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Whisk the reserved egg white with remaining water; brush over rolls. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Rabbit Rolls in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p163

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 166 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

I make these rolls all of the time. I haven't ever formed them into the rabbits, though. I shape them into 16 regular rolls and bake for 15 minutes.

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2008
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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2008

these i would like to make for easter dinner i hope they turn out like yours they look really nice thanks for sharing your recipe

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