Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Bunnies/Lapins de Pâques

Easter is around the corner and everyone here are getting ready for the easter celebrations. Its a long weekend for us and am sure its going be bit busy for me as always,if kids are at home.As most of my followers know,i love to be a part of baking events, so that i can learn more about the baking especially when its comes with breads with yeasts. Thank god till now yeast beast will always behave kind with me, coming to this Easter bunnies bread,our this month's Defi Boulange, a fabulous bread baking event by Nadia and Manue challenged us with damn cute and attractive Easter special bunny shaped breads.

I baked some bunnies during last weekend, these bunnies turned out extremely spongy,soft and mildly flavorful coz of the addition of vanilla extract. It was a big hit among my kids,they enjoyed thoroughly with their favourite chocolate drink and i enjoyed with my usual masala chai. An excellent snack,quite filling and the bread dough was super soft as like brioche with mild sweet. Thanks to both Nadia and Manue for pulling me to make this adorable bunnies at home.


4cups Bread flour or all purpose flour
1tbsp Active dry yeast
1/2cup Milk (luke warm)
1/4cup Sugar +1tsp Sugar
1tsp Vanilla extract
1tsp Salt
1no Egg
100grms Butter
1no Egg yolk+1tsp Milk (for brushing)
Chocolate chips (as per need)

Mix the yeast,a teaspoon of sugar and salt to the luke warm milk, keep aside until the yeast turns foamy.

Meanwhile take the flour,egg,sugar in a large bowl, add gradually the foamy yeast and turn everything as a soft dough, now add the butter and knead everything for 10minutes.

Arrange the dough in a bowl covered with a towel,keep aside for atleast for 2hours until they double.


Knead the dough well and divide it as 6 large balls.

Divide each balls as small ball,large ball and a medium ball.

Roll the large ball as a rope, while the medium ball as oval shaped ball and small ball as round ball.



Roll the long rope like dough as shown in the picture, cut the oval shape ball in the middle to half of the ball and separate it to make bunny's ears.

Keep the small ball as shown in picture to make the bunny's tail.Arrange the rolled bunnies over a baking tray.

Keep the baking tray in a warm place for half an hour.



Preheat the oven to 350F for 5minutes.

Mix the egg yolk with milk for brushing together.

Place a chocolate chip on the head of the bunny to make an eye.

Now brush the unbaked bunnies generously.

Bake them for 20-25minutes until the crust turns golden brown.

Cool it completely on a wire rack and enjoy.

34 comments:

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

looks so cute.. nicely baked

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Cute bunnies aks :) easter slp recipe is superb, I love how you have presented them with bows :) very cute

Priya Elias said... Reply To This Comment

They look so cute! Love them :)

Madhavi K said... Reply To This Comment

How cute.... The bunnies look adorable! I am sure your kids will be super excited to have them.

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

I have showed this post to Aishu,now she is asking me to make:) Luks cute Priya ...

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

cute bunnies.the pic caught my attention,....nice clicks

Rita Bose said... Reply To This Comment

So cute and perfectly baked bunnies!!
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Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome !!! super cute !! No words !!!

Lavanya T R said... Reply To This Comment

It cant get cuter than this...loved the bunnies :)
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Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

Such Cute bunnies...loved them

Babitha costa said... Reply To This Comment

Cute bunnies, happy easter

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

cute little bunnies...

Rani Acharyulu said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely cute Bunnies looks so inviting.

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

looks so cute n inviting priya...

radha said... Reply To This Comment

Very nicely made and presented. Hats off to you.

Chelsea Marrs said... Reply To This Comment

These are really just too cute!! The bright pink bow really brings it all together. So perfect for Easter :)

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

How cute they are. Perfecto.

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

Bravo!!!! Tes lapins sont tout mignons. J'en mangerai un ou deux avec plaisir.
A bientôt

Puja said... Reply To This Comment

How adorable! They came out perfect looking.

Puja

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Ha,they look so cute and charming Priya..Sure the taste will be awesome as well...Love to have those.

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

very cute n tempting bunnies.

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

aw! these are adorable i'm happy to read all your innovative recipe...happy easter to you and your family!

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

Aw! these are adorable, i'm happy to back again to read all your innovative recipes and happy easter to you and your family!

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

really luks os cute

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

really look so cute! Love those..

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely clicks.. Very cute & adorable bunnies :)

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Gr8 effort Priya.cute bunnies...

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Cute bunnies

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

These are very cute!

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

Very cute ,nicely done

Dhanish Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Bunnies looks really cute. lovely recipe for Easter!

Meg's Delicious Adventures said... Reply To This Comment

love those cute little bunnies

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Cute bunnies. Enjoy your Holiday weekend Priya!

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

wow so cute priya very nice.