Easter Bunny Bread
Let this cute little bunny hop onto your appetizer and watch as your guests are first wowed by his festive appearance, then impressed by how delicious this recipe is. Get the kiddos involved with helping to form the bunny, they'll have a great time!
- 2 (1-pound) loaves frozen bread dough, thawed
- 2 raisins
- 2 sliced almonds
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- lettuce leaves, carrot sticks, celery sticks to garnish
- dip of your choice to serve
Preparation time 75mins
Cooking time 105mins
Cut a fourth off of one loaf of dough; shape into a pear to form head.
For body--flatten remaining portion into a 7x6-inch oval; place on a greased baking sheet. Place head above body. Make narrow cuts, about 3/4-inch deep, on each side of head for whiskers.
Cut second loaf into four equal portions. For ears, shape two portions into 16-inch ropes; fold ropes in half. Arrange ears with open ends touching head. Cut a third portion of dough in half; shape each into a 3-1/2-inch oval for back paws. Cut two 1-inch slits on top edge for toes. Position on each side of body.
Divide the fourth portion of dough into three pieces. Shape two pieces into 2 1/2-inch balls for front paws; shape the remaining piece into two 1-inch balls for cheeks and one 1/2-inch ball for nose. Place paws on each side of body; cut two 1-inch slits for toes. Place cheeks and nose on face. Add raisins for eyes and almonds for teeth.
Brush dough with egg. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 to 45 minutes. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Place bread on a lettuce-lined 16x13-inch serving tray. Cut a 5x4-inch oval in center of body. Hollow out bread, leaving a 1/2-inch shell (discard removed bread or save for another use). Line with lettuce and fill with dip.