Easter Bunny Bread

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Course: Bread Recipe
Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • 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

  • In a bowl, combine yeast, sugar, salt, and 1 cup of flour.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, heat margarine and water until very warm (125 degrees).
  • Beat liquid into the dry ingredients using a mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Reserve 1 egg white; beat in egg and egg yolk with 1 cup flour; beat for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in 2.25 cups of flour.
  • 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.
  • Shape dough into ball; cover and let it rest 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease 2 cookie sheets.
  • Cut dough into eighths.
  • 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.
  • Cut other half in half, shape half into ball, and brush with egg white.
  • Place next to large ball, tucking slightly under it for the head.
  • For remaining half, pinch off 3/4-inch piece for tail and shape two ears.
  • Brush tail and ears with egg white; tuck slightly under bunny. Brush body with egg white.
  • Make 3 more bunnies.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until browned. Cool on rack. Repeat to make 4 more.
  • 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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