Sugar & Spice Bunny Breads

Before second rising.

Before second rising.

Sugar & Spice Bunny Breads

  • 5 1/2 – 6 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 eggs

Heat milk, water and butter until butter is melted. Cool until body temperature and dissolve yeast in warm mixture. Combine flour, sugar, salt and spices. Gradually add flour mixture to liquids and eggs and beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. (We did this in the Kitchen Aid with the dough hook.) Dough should be soft, but not too sticky. Let rise until doubled in bulk. Punch down dough and divide into 10 pieces. Roll each piece into a 24 inch rope. Cut rope as follows: 13″ for body, 6″ for head”, (2) 2″ for ears, 1″ for tail. Coil ropes and assemble bunnies. Cover and let rise until doubled. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes. Cool on rack. Brush with confectioner’s sugar icing while still warm.

After baking.

After baking.

**This post is a part of “Sharing Creative Ideas” over at Made by Joey.

6 thoughts on “Sugar & Spice Bunny Breads

  1. Those bunnies look tasty! We’re moving towards GAPS here and seeing spiced bread can be a little tough :D

    I replied to you on my blog, but just in case, here it is:

    Not at all, that’s fine :) Also, putting together a little package for you to say thank you for the wonderful map – I know it’s really belated, but it has been on my ‘To Do’ list to contact you for a while (but it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster of things happening, which is hopefully settling down now) – but if you could e-mail me your address again to ninnynoodlenoo at gmail dot com (substituting the obvious bits) that would be really helpful, thank you!

    • Unfortunately, no, these bunnies are not GAPS-friendly.

      Thanks for the response. I read the first one, but not that one yet. Great. I will post the link next week.

      I will email you my address, although you didn’t have to do that! What a kindness that is.

      Have a wonderful weekend.
      Sheila

  2. Stella – how darling! I am wondering if I’ll be able to fit this into my day?! The kiddos would love a bunny bread breakfast tomorrow! xoxo, Alisha

    • They are pretty quick. If the kids are squirrely have them knead the dough by hand a little. Or make the dough tonite, let it rise in the refrigerator overnight and the kids can assemble them in the morning.

      You know, you can always start a new Easter Monday tradition and do it then!

      Happy Easter, my friend!

  3. Sheila,
    The bunnies look great ! Haven’t made them I quite a while. Easter Monday sound
    Like a good idea. Love, Nana

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