Easter Bunny Breads
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. + cooling
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 16 small milk chocolate eggs
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon water
- 1 drop red food coloring
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar, oil, egg, salt and 4 cups flour. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
- Turn onto a 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.
- Preheat oven to 400°. Punch dough down. For each bunny, shape a 3-in. ball for the body; press a chocolate egg into each ball. Shape dough around egg so it is completely covered. For each head, shape a 2-in. ball; press a chocolate egg into each. Shape dough around egg so it is completely covered. Add a 1-in. ball for the tail and two 2x3/4-in. pieces for the ears.
- Place bunnies 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
- For icing, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and water; tint pink with red food coloring. With a small new paintbrush, paint a nose and whiskers on each bunny.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 440 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.
Apr 26, 2011
This was easy and fun. But it did not taste good. I would make these again but more as a decoration than a food. I don't know if it was my inexperience with my new dough hook and yeast breads or just that I was expecting a lite texture but that bread was heavy, like a bagel.
Apr 10, 2010
This recipe is easy and fun. The children loved them. I only wish the bread was a little sweeter. I will make this again.