The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Easter Bunny Bread

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Intermediate

System:

12
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

What’s irresistibly sweet and well worth the work? The smile on a little kid’s face when presented with a freshly baked bunny. Of course you can bake this dough into breakfast rolls any time of year, but it somehow tastes best with ears and a tail!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE DOUGH:
  • ¼ cups Warm Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 cup Milk, Scalded And Cooled Until Warm To The Touch
  • ⅓ cups Sugar
  • ½ cups Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6-½ cups Sifted Flour
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 whole Yolk
  • ¼ cups Undiluted Orange Juice Concentrate
  • ¼ cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Mace
  • _____
  • FOR THE ICING:
  • 2 cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Melted Butter
  • ¼ cups Hot Water

Preparation

1. Pour the warm water into a small glass bowl and stir in the yeast with a non-metallic spoon.

2. Combine the milk, sugar, butter, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the yeast and stir.

3. Add two cups of flour and beat until integrated.

4. Beat in the eggs, yolk, juice concentrate, water, zest, mace, and enough additional flour to create a soft dough.

5. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead for 8–10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.

6. Place the dough in a large, greased bowl, turning the dough over to oil its entire surface.

7. Cover with a warm cloth, place in a warm place, and let it rise until double—approximately two hours.

8. Punch the dough down and let it rest for 10 minutes.

9. Prepare two baking sheets for the bunnies.

10. Dust your working surface with flour and roll the dough into a rectangular shape ½-inch thick.

11. Cut the dough into ½-inch strips; you will need 12 ten-inch strips and 12 5-inch strips. Save the remaining dough for shaping the bunny ears and tails.

12. Form the bunny body by rolling a 10-inch strip “snake-like” in your hands. Coil it up and place on a baking sheet.

NOTE: Be sure that you allow ample space between the bunnies so they have room to rise before baking.

13. Roll and shape a five-inch strip, as above, to form the head. Press it firmly into the body.

14. Take some of the scrap dough and form two ears and a cottontail. Use a skewer or other sharp tool to help attach them.

15. Repeat until all bunnies are completed.

16. Cover with a warm, damp cloth and let rise for 45 minutes or until doubled.

17. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

18. Bake the bunnies for 12 to 15 minutes.

19. Remove from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes.

20. Prepare the icing by combining the sugar, butter, and water in a medium-mixing bowl.

21. Beat the icing with a fork until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is smooth.

22. Place the bunnies on a baking rack and drizzle the icing over.

23. Serve the bunnies on a “bed” of Easter grass, surrounded by candy eggs or jelly beans.

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Easy Banana Bread
Profile Photo by Beth Pierce in Breads
This Easy Banana Bread is moist, scrumptious and super quick to...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 10 Level: Easy


Bakery-Style Blueberry Pecan Muffins
Profile Photo by Hungry Haley in Breads
Let these muffins take you on a trip to your favorite...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Brown Butter Banana Nut Bread with Peaches
Profile Photo by Hungry Haley in Breads
Two subtle, yet captivating, flavors combine to create an elevated and...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Intermediate


Paleo Pumpkin Muffins with Almond Flour
Profile Photo by Rebecca Baron in Breads
Paleo pumpkin muffins with almond flour recipe have a texture more...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Basic White Bread
Profile Photo by Trish Boese in Breads
Basic white loaf in a breadmaker.
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy