Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Baking!

Easter will be here soon! A favorite holiday of mine, it is generally celebrated with a good amount of chocolate. My boyfriend is not a sweets fan though. (What's wrong with him?!) So a chocolate Easter bunny is out of the question. Another option? Bread bunnies! I found this recipe online from Taste of Home and can't wait to give it a whirl. (Mine will be minus the chocolate eggs inside.) Aren't they cute?!

Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. + cooling
Yield: 8 Servings


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 the milk, sugar, oil, egg, salt and 4 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 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.
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 2-in. x 3/4-in. pieces for the ears.
Place bunnies 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 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. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts 1 serving equals 440 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 328 mg sodium, 77 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.


  1. So very cute! These are great and you provided the recipe. Thanks for sharing. I love your background. Happy Easter

  2. Sounds yummy! I hope they turn out okay. Can't wait for our Easter Celebration. LYS


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