Easter Bunny Bread Rolls

Herbed Easter Bunny Bread Rolls Recipe

Easter Bunny Bread Rolls

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Are you looking for a festive bunny bread roll recipe for your Easter dinner?

If you love making bread you may be making the same recipe every week.  But sometimes, it’s just fun to try something new and make it especially fancy or unique for a special occasion.

That’s where this bunny bread roll recipe comes in!  You can make this delicious herbed bunny bread recipe into regular rolls or buns, or make a snip and a twist and make these adorable bunny-shaped rolls for your Easter brunch.  These herbed buns or rolls also make great bread for sandwiches for a sack lunch.

One of the best things about fresh bread is the delicious yeasty smell while the dough is rising and then once the bread is baked.  A benefit of making homemade bread is the feel of the dough as you knead it into loaves or rolling it into buns or rolls.  The fragrance of this herbed bread roll recipe will fill your house!

Bread is best when made with others, so grab your kids and make these cute bunny bread rolls today!

Herbed Bunny Bread Roll Directions

Mix the warm water, yeast, and sugar and allow to rest a few minutes until the yeast gets bubbly.

 Bunny Bread Roll Recipe

Then add the rest of the ingredients and knead until the dough is soft to the touch but doesn’t stick to your fingers.To make the bunnies, divide the dough in half.  Roll one half out into an 8-inch circle and then cut into 8 “pie” pieces.  Cut the skinny pointed ends into two skinnier pointed pieces about half way down the “pie” shaped piece.  These are the face and ears.  With the other half of the dough, roll small balls into a mandarin orange-sized ball.

Then take the earpieces and lay the flat outer circle side down for the bottom of the face and place it on the front of the ball.

Give each earpiece a slight twist and lay each ear over the back of the ball.  Make a tiny ball for the tail.  Continue making bunnies until all of your dough is used up.  You can make these smaller for appetizers or larger for dinner rolls.

Place completed bunnies on a greased cookie sheet and allow to double in size.

You can add some rosemary leaves for whiskers.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Bake the herbed bunny bread rolls for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serve these herbed bunny bread rolls with your favorite flavored butter or herbed cream cheese.  Enjoy!

The BEST tools for making bread

Mixer

My absolute, all-time favorite kitchen tool for making bread, mashed potatoes, and cookies, is a Bosch mixer.  In my kitchen, this appliance gets more use than my dishwasher and I use that nearly every day!  There are several brands of mixers out there, but the Bosch Mixer wins for me.

I have had my Bosch for 26 years and it still runs great!  And yes, I really do use it many times each week!  My mom has had a different brand mixer and has gone back to her Bosch as well because it just keeps right on working.  This is a powerhouse machine!

If you are looking for a mixer, you definitely want a Bosch on your list if you want a machine that will be versatile, durable, and adaptable with lots of accessories to customize it for your needs.

Pastry Mat

A pastry mat makes rolling out dough super easy to clean up.  The surface is sticky resistant which helps the dough peel off after you’ve rolled it out.  A good pastry mat will also have lines that will help you know the size of the item you are rolling out.

Good Bread Pans

If you want to make bread, you need some good bread pansBread pans that are non-stick are the best, so that when the bread is baked, it will easily release from the pan.

 


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Herbed Easter Bunny Bread Rolls

Course Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 T dry active yeast
  • 2 T sugar
  • 2 ¼ C warm water
  • 1 T vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 5 ½ - 6 C flour
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. dry basil
  • 1 tsp. dry oregano

Instructions

  1. Mix the warm water, yeast and sugar and allow to rest a few minutes until the yeast gets bubbly. Then add the rest of the ingredients and knead until dough is soft to the touch but doesn’t stick to your fingers.

    Bunny Bread Roll Recipe
  2. To make the bunnies, divide the dough in half. Roll one half out into an 8-inch circle and then cut into 8 “pie” pieces. Cut the skinny pointed ends into two skinnier pointed pieces about half way down the “pie” shaped piece. These are the face and ears. With the other half of the dough, roll small balls into a mandarin orange sized ball. Then take the ear pieces and lay the flat outer circle side down for the bottom of the face and place it on the front of the ball. Then give each ear piece a slight twist and lay each ear over the back of the ball. Make a tiny ball for the tail. Continue making bunnies until all of your dough is used up. You can make these smaller for appetizers or larger for dinner rolls.

  3. Place completed bunnies on a greased cookie sheet and allow to double in size.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the bunnies for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

  5. Serve these with your favorite flavored butter or herbed cream cheese. Enjoy!

 

56 thoughts on “Herbed Easter Bunny Bread Rolls Recipe”

  1. These are so cute and look tasty too!!!! I love to have a special treat like this on Easter or Christmas to make the table look so much more festive!

  2. They look cute and yummy. Growing up my mom would make a dish that had Ukrainian sausage, halved boiled eggs and grated horseradish with salt and pepper. I hated the eggs but loved the horseradish and sausage. She always bought extra sausage to keep adding to the bowl.

  3. Did not know that a mixer could make bread. I though I needed a bread maker. So good to know. Saving up for the one you link us to on Amazon. And great recipe for Easter buns. Thank you.

  4. Such a fun and delicious recipe! It looks simple enough for even young children to make. Perhaps the start of a new family tradition…

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