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Easter Bunny Bread Recipe

Easter Bunny Bread is a popular Continental Bread
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Bread Recipe
Cuisine :
Continental Recipe
Technique :
Microwave Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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  • 2 packet - yeast, quick rise
  • 1/2 cup - Sugar
  • 1.5 tsp - salt
  • 4.5 cups - flour, divided
  • 6 tbsp - margarine
  • 1 cup - water
  • 2 - Eggs, large, reserve 1 Egg white
  • 8 - Hershey kisses, Milk chocolate
  • 1 tbsp - sugar, confectioner's
  • red food colouring
  • How to Make Easter Bunny Bread:

    1. In a bowl, combine yeast, sugar, salt, and 1 cup of flour.
    2. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat margarine and water until very warm (125 degrees).
    3. Beat liquid into the dry ingredients using a mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes.
    4. Reserve 1 egg white; beat in egg and egg yolk with 1 cup flour; beat for 2 minutes.
    5. Stir in 2.25 cups of flour.
    6. Turn dough on to floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, for about 5 minutes, working in about 1/4 cup flour while kneading.
    7. Shape dough into ball; cover and let it rest 15 minutes.
    8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease 2 cookie sheets.
    9. Cut dough into eighths.
    10. For one bunny, cut one piece dough in half; shape half into ball with a kiss in centre for the body. Place on cookie sheet.
    11. Cut other half in half, shape half into ball, and brush with egg white.
    12. Place next to large ball, tucking slightly under it for the head.
    13. For remaining half, pinch off 3/4-inch piece for tail and shape two ears.
    14. Brush tail and ears with egg white; tuck slightly under bunny. Brush body with egg white.
    15. Make 3 more bunnies.
    16. Bake 15 minutes or until browned. Cool on rack. Repeat to make 4 more.
    17. Mix confectioners' sugar with about 1/4 tsp water and a hint of red food colouring (for pink); use to draw face on bunnies.


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