I had this idea in mind for quite some while now: cute little bunnies out of brioche dough. And now that I made them they don’t look as cute as I thought they would (yeast dough isn’t so easy to work with) but they taste even better than I could have ever imagined.
Every Easter we make a brunch on Easter Monday. A long tradition if you want and what would be better than these brioche bunnies?! For the eye and the belly…
All you need:
– 270 g (2 cups) flour
– 40 g (1/4 cup) sugar
– 30 g (2 pkg.) fresh yeast
– 220 ml (1 cup) warm water
– 270 g (2 cups) flour
– 80 g (1/3 cup) butter (melted)
– 50 g (1/4 cup) sugar
– 1 egg
– 10 g (2 tsp) of salt
– some nutella for the filling
– raisins for the eyes
Put all ingredients of the starter dough together in a bowl and mix them well. Let it rest for 30 mins in a warm place.
Add the rest of the ingredients of the dough and mix well again. Let it rest for 2 mins until it’s volume as at least doubled.
Meanwhile prepare a muffin tray with paper forms.
Knead the dough and rip a piece of the whole dough. Flatten (it should now have the size of about your hand palm and be about 1/2 cm thick). Put half of a teaspoon of nutella in the middle and form a ball. Put it in the muffin form and repeat with the rest of the dough. Make sure to set a little aside for the ears of the bunnies.
Form little ears and stick them on the brioche balls. To make them stick you can coat the top with a little bit of water. Press two raisins in the dough to make the eyes. Let them rest for another 30 mins.
Preheat the oven to 200 ° C and bake the brioche bunnies for 15 mins or until golden brown.
Remember the brioche pigs I made for New Year one time? Brioche is a really fun dough to work and my favorite breakfast.
What are your plans for Easter? Any brunch-traditions out there?
Now. Carry on!
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Just curious roughly how many bunnies this makes and how long they keep for? They look both adorable and delicious 😀
Hi Heather, this batch made 18 bunnies (with a normal muffin tray). They are best fresh but you can easily re-heat them for 5 mins at 100°C the next morning. I also froze a batch to defrost them on Easter and re-heat them 5 mins in the oven (as above). If you make your own batch and share them on social media please use the hashtag #lookwhatimade so I can see them. Enjoy!
I love your site! I’d like to like to make these bunnies but am in the US and find the measure conversion a bit challenging. Can you recommend how I can convert the measures? Are the ingredients weighed with a scale or do you have measuring cups & spoons that delineate measures in grams? I did find this site but am not sure it is accurate, http://www.come2upperaustria.com/I+understand/Measurements+%2526+Sizes+in+Austria/Measurements+in+Austria/120.
don’t you worry. I add the cup measurements to the post. See above. If you make them and share them on social media please use the hashtag #lookwhatimade so I can find it. That’d be great. Have fun making them!
Thanks Sarah so MUCH!! I am going to make them on Saturday, let you know how well I do…
All the best of luck! I’m sure you’ll do great! Can’t wait to see the results… 🙂
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