How cute is this Bunny Bread? I mean really? How stink in’ cute did this turn out?!
You NEED to make this for Easter. Because I don’t know how I have not made it and survived the past 38 Easters! 🙂 Before you get scared… It was REALLY easy as well!
The key to making this easy is the frozen bread loaves. You can get any store brand you like or I use Rhodes brand as well. Don’t forget this in your car on a hot day… not that I have done that 🙂 You will have a big mess on your hands when the bag explodes!
Take your dough out of the freezer and let it rise on a cookie sheet covered for about an hour or until it is not completely solid frozen, but not all the way unthawed.
Then you are going to want to cut your shapes and make your bunny. I explained how in the directions below.
Once you have your bunny formed, cover him with plastic wrap and let him unthaw a little more. Make sure to do the egg wash on him as that is what makes him all nice and pretty golden brown!
2 1 lb loaves Bread Dough
2 Sliced Almonds
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Let dough rise about 1 hour.
Cut off 3/4 of first loaf to make body. Form into an oval and place about 1 1/2″ from bottom of baking sheet (to leave room for legs).
Take remaining 1/4 of first loaf and form into oval for bunny’s head and place just above and touching body.
Cut off 1/4 of second loaf and then split that piece in half. Form each of these into 12″ long ropes. Double each over to form ears. Put in place and tuck loose ends under head on each side.
Cut about 1″ portion of the end of the remaing loaf and then take 1/5 of that and form a ball for the nose. Split the rest in half and form each into approximately 1″ disk for each cheek.
Put cheeks and nose in place. Add 2 raisins for eyes and 2 almond slices for teeth.
Take remainder of loaf and but into 4 rectangles. Put in place for arms and legs just touching body. Cut 2 slits at the end of each to make fingers/toes.
Preheat oven to 350.
Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
Whisk egg in a small bowl, then brush entire surface of bread.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Cut out a hole in bunny’s body to hold dip if desired.