Easter Brioche Bread Bunnies – An Italian in my Kitchen

These cute little Easter Brioche Bread Bunnies are made with a delicate and scrumptious brioche bread, that’s simple to make & simple to work with. The youngsters will love supplying you with a hand within the kitchen making them for Easter. Good as a breakfast deal with and even dessert!

bunnies in a basket and one leaning against the basket

It’s Easter in every single place now, chocolate eggs wrapped in fancy paper with stunning bows, a few of my favorite chocolate was mini eggs, and naturally these cute candy dough bunnies. I’ve at all times wished to make them, and when my buddy confirmed me how easy they’re to create I knew I needed to share them with you too!

Find out how to make them

In a big bowl or arise mixer whisk collectively the flour, salt and sugar, add the yeast and blend gently. Make a effectively within the center and add the egg, butter, vanilla and milk, combine with a fork till it’s virtually mixed.

mixing the dry ingredients in a bowl and the egg & milk added

With the dough hook attachment, knead the dough till easy, the dough will stay a bit of sticky, (this dough will also be kneaded by hand).

the dough just mixed, the dough knead until smooth.

Transfer the dough to a frivolously floured flat floor and kind right into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

the dough before and after refrigerated.

Take away the dough from the fridge and kind the bunnies.

To kind the physique, take away a chunk of dough and roll into an extended rope, roll up the rope from the left to the proper leaving a chunk protruding to kind the entrance foot, take away a chunk of dough and roll right into a ball to kind the pinnacle connect to the physique, take away a chunk and form into an oval and slice within the center three/four the methods down, don’t lower via, form the two items into ears, connect to the pinnacle, take away a small piece of dough and make a spherical ball and connect to the physique for the tail.

forming the dough into the shape of a bunny. A piece of dough rolled to a rope, 2 balls and ears.

Place the bunnies on the ready cookie sheet. Cowl and let rise till doubled.

The bunnies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet before and after rising.

Brush the bread with an egg wash, sprinkle with nonpareils if desired and bake. Instantly transfer them to a wire rack to chill fully.

The bread brushed with egg wash and sprinkled with nonpareils before and after baked.

What’s brioche?

Originating in France, brioche bread is understood for its skinny outer golden-brown crust and flexibility as it’s used for thus many issues equivalent to Simple Bread Pudding.

The addition of sugar, nonetheless, didn’t come till later which took it from bread to pastry.

Now that sugar has been added to the recipe, it permits for the addition of different issues like raisins which makes it the proper breakfast or dessert.

You probably have ever purchased brioche in a retailer you’ll know it’s costlier than common bread. That is due to the elevated quantity of eggs and butter and the costlier the elements, the costlier the bread.

Bunnies in a green basket.

Find out how to know when the bread is completed

The completed bread needs to be golden brown on the highest, if the bread is browning an excessive amount of earlier than it’s performed, then cowl it with foil and proceed baking. The bread is completed when the within temperature reaches 190F (88C) or when knocked on the underside there’s a hole sound.

Find out how to retailer it

To retailer the baked bread place it in an hermetic container or bag. It’s going to preserve at room temperature for a number of days, or within the fridge for round per week. Though preserving it within the fridge may dry it out. Heat it in a low oven for about 10 minutes earlier than serving.

Up close Easter bunny.

Find out how to freeze it

The dough will also be frozen, make sure you freeze it after the ultimate rise in a freezer secure bag or container. It’s going to preserve within the freezer for as much as 2 weeks.

When able to make, thaw the dough in a single day within the fridge, then convey to room temperature (about an hour ought to do), form and bake the dough as directed within the recipe.

You can too freeze the baked dough, make sure you cool the dough fully then wrap in plastic or foil and place in a freezer secure bag. The bread will preserve for as much as 2 months within the freezer.

Extra Scrumptious Candy Bread Recipes

Conventional Italian Easter Bread

Streusel Topped Blueberry Bread

Finest Selfmade Lemon Bread

Creamy Vanilla Frosted Coconut Pound Cake

So in case you are on the lookout for a cute and scrumptious addition to your Easter Desk why not attempt these Easter Brioche Bread Bunnies and let me know what you suppose.

bunnies in a basket and one leaning against the basket.

Easter Brioche Bread Bunnies

These cute little Easter Brioche Bread Bunnies are a delicate and scrumptious deal with. The youngsters will love supplying you with a hand within the kitchen making them for Easter.

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Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Chilling & Rising Time 2 hours
Complete Time 2 hours 40 minutes

Elements

For room temperature, take away from the fridge 30-45 minutes earlier than utilizing.

Directions

  • In a big bowl or arise mixer whisk collectively the flour, salt, zest and sugar, add the yeast and blend gently, make a effectively within the center and add the egg, butter, vanilla and milk combine with a fork till it’s virtually mixed.

  • Then with the dough hook on velocity 2 knead the dough for 7 minutes, till easy, the dough will stay barely sticky, (this dough will also be kneaded by hand for 10 minutes).

  • Transfer the dough to a frivolously floured flat floor and kind right into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 40 minutes.

  • Take away the dough from the fridge and kind the bunnies.To kind the bunny –1. Take away a chunk of dough (about 1 ¼ ounces / 38 grams) and roll into an extended rope ( 10 inches / 25 cm) roll up the rope from the left to the proper leaving a chunk protruding to kind the entrance foot.2. Take away a chunk of dough (½ ounce/14 grams) and roll right into a ball to kind the pinnacle connect it to the physique.three. Take away a chunk of dough (⅓ ounce / 10 grams) and form into an oval with a barely pointed prime, slice within the center three/four the best way down, don’t lower via, form the two items into ears, connect to the pinnacle, four. Take away a small piece of dough (2 grams) and make a small spherical ball and connect to the physique for the tail.I made 7 Bunnies which have been a medium measurement (for me), you possibly can make smaller and even a big one. Weight is simply to present you an thought of the sizes of dough you’ll need.
  • Place the bunnies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet or 2. Cowl with plastic wrap or a clear tea towel and let rise in a heat draft free space for about 1-2 hours or till doubled in bulk.

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C).

  • Brush the bread with an egg wash, sprinkle with nonpareils or sugar if desired and bake for about 20-25 minutes verify for doneness* (relying on the dimensions, could possibly be roughly time, verify after 15 minutes). Instantly transfer the baked bread to a wire rack to chill fully. Take pleasure in!

*The bread is completed when the within temperature reaches 190F (88C) or when knocked on the underside there’s a hole sound.

Diet

Energy: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: eightg | Fats: 6g | Saturated Fats: threeg | Trans Fats: 1g | Ldl cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: eightg | Vitamin A: 201IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg

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