Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Easter 2015

Easter Bunny Buns

When my children were young we spent a lot of time, colouring eggs, baking cookies with the Easter theme.  Now that they are grown  I miss these times we spent together.  Today I baked up a bunch of Easter Bunny Sweet Buns.....happy day in my kitchen.  I will be sharing them with a few of my elderly friends along my daily walk and with a few friends and of course my children.
Wishing everyone a Peaceful holiday weekend, good health and love to surround you every day.

Easter Bunny Buns Recipe

2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 eggs
1 egg yolks
1 to 2 drops red food coloring
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat milk, water and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Beat in eggs until smooth.
 Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; cut pieces of dough to
shape. I rolled one long roll for the body,(depending on how big a bunny you like) cut a smaller piece for the head and ears and one more small piece for the tail. Use a raisin for the eye, beat an egg yolk and brush over the whole bunny  and you can add a drop of red food colour to another egg yolk and brush on the ears.
Place on a greased pan.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes, until  nice golden brown.

'The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the Spirit heals with joy.'