Monday, March 28, 2016

Bunny Buns for Easter Dinner

Happy Easter to all!

In true holiday custom,
we gathered together at the in-laws
house on Easter Sunday.  Each arriving with 
the "dish to pass" , or several!

I couldn't resist trying my hand
at the cute little bunny dinner rolls
I'd seen on Pinterest.

I watched a couple of youtube videos.
There was one where the bunny ears
were cut into the ball of dough with kitchen shears, 
but baked up more like kitten ears.
I decided maybe I didn't want to go that route.

I went with the one where she added 
second piece of dough, sticking it onto
the ball of dough that was the bunny body.
The smaller ball of dough was flattened
into an oval and cut 1/2 way through
to form ears. 

The ears were further shaped by 
rolling a wooden skewer across the
middle of each ear to indent.
Eyes were marked on either side of
the face with the skewer as well.

Here they are put together and left to rise some.
I really didn't fuss excessively, some looked
better than others, I was just hoping they'd
still be recognizable after they'd increased
in size.

They are puffing up.....

The faces and ears sort of just 
blended into the body, but were still 
recognizable after baking.

I was happy with them.

They were dinner rolls but 
with a hint of bunny.

Althooough... my nephew did say he noticed
the dinner roll he ate was oddly shaped
but just though it had gone wrong.
Then in going back taking a second look
over the whole basket he laughed and said 
 "Oh, they are bunnies!"

Everyone else recognized them at first
glance and thought they were adorable.

An egg wash before baking
helped them bake up a beautiful golden color.

My mom always put a light coating
of butter on top of her freshly baked
homemade dinner rolls.

It keeps the crust soft and give a nice shine.

 Each bunny buns was placed in a cupcake liner
and tucked in a basket with Easter grass
for presentation at Easter Dinner.

Enjoyed by all.

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