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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bunny Bread with Dip in Tummy

My mom made this one time and I have always remembered it. I wanted to make it for Easter this year but didn't have the recipe. Where to do you go to find just about anything you want? Google! I typed bunny, bread, veggies into a google search and the recipe was the first thing that came up. It is easier than it looks and everyone enjoyed it!

Ingredients

  • 2 (1 lb.) loaves frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 raisins
  • 2 Sliced almonds, can sub 1 white jelly bean cut in half
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • lettuce leaves
  • ranch dip or spinach dip
  • assorted fresh vegetables
  • crackers

  • Directions

    Cut a fourth off of one loaf of dough; shape into a pear to form head.

    For body, flatten remaining portion into a 7x6" oval; place on a greased baking sheet.

    Place head above body. Make narrow cuts, about 3/4" deep, on each side of head for whiskers.

    Cut second loaf into 4 equal portions.

    For ears, shape 2 portions into 16" ropes; fold in half. Arrange ears with open ends touching head.

    Cut a third portion of dough in half; shape into a 3 1/2" oval for back paws. Cut two 1" slits on top edge for toes. Position on each side of body at bottom.

    Divide fourth portion of dough into 3 pieces. Shape two pieces into 2 1/2" balls for front paws; shape the remaining piece into two 1" balls for cheeks and one 1/2" ball for nose. Place paws on each side of body at top of body. Place cheeks and nose on face.

    Add raisins for eyes and almond for teeth. Brush dough with egg. Cover and let rise for about 30-35 minutes or til doubled. Bake at 350ยบ for 25-30 minutes til golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

    Place bread on a lettuce-lined 16x13" tray. Cut a 5x4" oval in center of body. Hollow out bread from tummy leaving a shell. Cut bread into cubes for dipping. Line hole in belly with lettuce leaves, fill with dip. Surround entire bunny with bread cubes, fresh veggies and crackers for dipping.

    I cut apart a cardboard box for a serving tray because it is hard to find anything else big enough. I baked some of the pieces seperately for the same reason (the ears and bottom paws). If you have a bigger baking sheet it would work.

    2 comments:

    Taylor Gardner said...

    What a great addition! Thanks!

    kari j said...

    That is just darling!