Happy Easter weekend everyone! Do apologise for the late post this week, I have been out in the garden enjoying the beautiful sunshine this past weekend. Today, I will be sharing this lovely sweet bread recipe which you can shape to look like a bunny. A great recipe to make with your children and to save for next year’s Easter recipe collection if your children are not too keen on Hot Cross Buns.
This recipe is pretty quick to make and it uses plain flour instead of bread flour. The bread recipe also does not take long to proof. This dough took just over an hour to proof for the first proofing (as it was a hot day) and I did proof it again in the fridge for another hour before I baked it as I went out for a walk. You can also alternatively, make the dough the night before and leave it to proof. Then, just shape the dough the next morning (if you live in a cold climate country). I also do apologies as my bunny looks more like a squirrel (LOL) as I made its ears shorter. Please make the shape of the dough for the head oval and snip longer ears to make it look more like a bunny.
This recipe was given to me by my cousin Tina who lives in Germany, she makes these bunnies every year for Easter so a huge thank you to her for the recipe. Hope you enjoy making these bunnies and let me know what you think of it when you do.
Here’s the youtube video showing how to make this tasty Easter Bunny Bread Recipe.
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- 500g plain flour
- 1 packet dry fast acting yeast (7g)
- 100g sugar
- 8g vanilla sugar (optional or replace with a tsp of vanilla instead - I omitted this)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 250ml warm milk
- 7 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tsp dermerara sugar or sesame seeds
- 2 whole almond nuts or pecan nuts
- 1 egg yolk with a little milk to egg wash
1. In bowl add in flour, then place the salt, sugar, vanilla sugar (if using) and yeast (in different corners)
2. Pour in the warm milk and mix well.
3. Next pour in the oil and knead the dough till it comes together. Cover the dough and let it rest for an hour.
4. Roll the dough into the following 3 shapes, First dough for the head (do make it oblong shape and snip the ears longer to make it look more like a rabbit or it will look more like a squirrel). Second dough for the body (which is rolled long then swirled) and the third dough for the tail. Depending on your size, you should be able to make roughly 8 bunnies.
6. Break a piece of the nut for the eyes, then egg wash the bunny and sprinkle dermerara sugar/sesame seeds on top
7. Bake in a 180C pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.