I was thinking of something fun to make for Little One this Easter, but I wanted to steer away from the tempting, colourful, pretty, cakes and cupcakes I’ve been known to make for the holidays and special occasions. I’m addicted to Pinterest and while perusing cute Easter ideas, I found a few “Bunny buns” recipes online. Not actual bunny buns, but dinner rolls shaped like bunnies! I liked the idea, but used my homemade dinner roll recipe for this.
- 2 c all purpose flour
- 1 c whole wheat flour
- 1 pkg dry active yeast
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 c (8 oz) Gay Lea Sour Cream
- 2 tbps Gay Lea butter
- ¼ c water
- 1 egg
- In a pot, add Gay Lea butter, Gay Lea sour cream and water. Heat, but make sure not to cook the ingredients! You just want them to be heated. Remove from heat and wait until cool to the touch.
- Add dry active yeast and let sit for 10 min. When it starts bubbling, you know it's working!
- Add remaining ingredients, mix (if you have a bread kneading attachment for your mixer, use it, if not, some good 'ol elbow grease works too). Once dough is combined well, in a bowl, leave and let rise until doubled in size (about 20-30 min).
- Once dough has risen and doubled in size, divide into 12 equal parts. Shape dough portions into egg-like shapes.
- On a lined baking sheet (I use parchment paper), place oval dough balls in rows, allowing ample space between the 'buns'.
- With kitchen shears, cut ears at the end that you want to be the bunny's head. I folded the ears back a bit to touch the dough ball so it wouldn't burn in the oven.
- With a bamboo skewer, make dots in the dough to make the bunny's eyes.
- Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 10-12 min.
- Dill Butter:
- For some buttery dill flavour, I made some dill butter by just mixing finely chopped fresh dill into ¼ c of Gay Lea Spreadables butter. Great on piping hot Bunny buns!
Needless to say, these bunny buns were a hit! I used my basic bun/dinner roll recipe and they turned out great! I love using sour cream in my baking because I find it makes whatever I bake super moist. It just adds a special element to baked goods! I love using Gay Lea Spreadables as well. Why? Well, it’s so soft…and spreadable! The dill butter I used to spread on these piping hot bunny buns is the same recipe I used for my dill biscuits.
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