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Bunny Bread - shaping tutorial 
Feb. 15, 2012 11:56 am 
Updated: Apr. 19, 2012 5:06 pm
This is my simple and easy attempt to recreate a bunny shaped bread that I saw at the Burlington Bread Company in Vermont.   It's a cute and edible decoration for the spring table.

I used half a recipe of Honey-Oat Pan Rolls: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/honey-oat-pan-rolls/detail.aspx<  for this particular bunny bread but you can use your favorite bread recipe. After the bread’s first rise, punch down and let it rest for 10 minutes.

After the dough has rested, divide the dough into thirds.
  1. Divide the first third into five balls for the paws and bunny tail.
  2. Roll the second third into one ball to make the body.
  3. Divide the last third in half.  Roll the first half  into one long cylinder that is tapered at the ends.  Cut the cylinder in half to make the ears. Make a lengthwise indentation in the ears. Roll the other half into a ball for the head.

Assemble the pieces together as shown. Make a small indentation for the eyes and insert raisins. Let the dough rise to twice the size and brush with an egg wash. 

That's all there is to it. 

Bunny Bread
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Bunny Bread
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Honey-Oat Pan Rolls - bunny style
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Honey-Oat Pan Rolls - bunny style
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Feb. 15, 2012 12:14 pm
Hey, great tutorial! You make it look so easy!
Feb. 15, 2012 12:15 pm
Great job! So cute!
Deb C 
Feb. 15, 2012 12:32 pm
Thanks! Nurse Ellen - where have you been hiding? I've missed you and your wonderful suggestions!
Feb. 15, 2012 12:34 pm
I just started blogging yesterday. I love your photos. I'll have to start photographing mine as I prepare things. I made a type in the name on my blog. Do you have any idea how to make a correction to this? I can't find a plance to edit it.
Deb C 
Feb. 15, 2012 12:39 pm
Under the title is "edit post". I think you can make corrections there. Hope that helps.
Feb. 15, 2012 12:47 pm
Very nice! Great pics and thank you for a great idea!
Feb. 15, 2012 12:52 pm
Hay thats cute....
Feb. 15, 2012 1:01 pm
Thank you for posting all of that Deb. I might try it on Easter. Maybe, put the reminder out then. Great pics and very creative. It turned out very well. You are pretty good at this blogging thing, afterall! : )
Feb. 15, 2012 1:45 pm
Feb. 15, 2012 2:06 pm
That bunny is so cute. Is it hard to get the pieces the right size? I will try it for Easter. Thanks for the great instructions.
Deb C 
Feb. 15, 2012 3:44 pm
Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments on my first blog. I sincerely appreciate it!
Feb. 15, 2012 7:33 pm
I really have to try that this year. Thanks for your blog!
Feb. 16, 2012 4:41 am
Thanks Deb but it will only edit that blog, not the blog name. I sent an email requesting help from the support with Allrecipes but still haven't heard from them. Oh well, guess I'll be a book store owener instead of owner.
Feb. 16, 2012 5:33 am
Well glad I checked the blogs and saw yours Deb...I don't always have time to read the blogs. The bunny bread is too cute to eat. You did a great job on the step-by-step directions...I might even be able to do it. Thanks!
Deb C 
Feb. 16, 2012 7:13 am
Thanks Sherri!
Feb. 16, 2012 8:12 am
This is an Easter must do! Thanks for sharing.
Feb. 16, 2012 8:15 am
I just love with your bunny bread! Thanks for the blog on it. I have a bunny who lives with me and am friendly with other rabbit people. This is going to be great to make and give to others who adore bunnies too. I hope mine comes out as cute. (\/) (..) (")(")
Feb. 16, 2012 8:16 am
Oh boy can I NOT type or what ...
Feb. 16, 2012 9:46 am
SO cute!! I made a Mickey Mouse sourdough loaf once after I saw them at Disneyland. It didn't turn out anywhere near as nice as your bunny did. My Mickey looked great before baking, but something happened and he looked deformed after he came out of the oven LOL! I think I'll give this bunny a try, though...he's just too darn cute :-)
Feb. 16, 2012 10:49 am
Janice Riker if you go here you can edit the blog name. http://allrecipes.com/my/settings/default.aspx
Feb. 16, 2012 11:30 am
Cute Bunny Bread. I love it when people show you how to make a recipe step by step!
Feb. 16, 2012 1:58 pm
that is adorable! I usually make Paska bread at Easter, I think it would work with this technique, can't wait to try it!
Feb. 16, 2012 3:19 pm
Hi Deb! I do not have a knack for crafty stuff, but you make this look so easy - I think even I might be able to pull it off. Thanks for the pictorial and I look forward to future blogs!
Feb. 17, 2012 4:35 am
It's adorable!!!
Deb C 
Feb. 17, 2012 4:37 am
Thanks so much!
Feb. 17, 2012 5:46 am
Great blog Deb! Gotta tell ya, that bunny bread is just too darn cute! So creative!
Deb C 
Feb. 17, 2012 7:00 am
Thanks Belle!
Feb. 17, 2012 7:21 am
Outstanding blog and pictures Deb! The bunnies are just too cute to eat, I just want to stare at him/her :) Thanks for sharing your baking skills!
Deb C 
Feb. 17, 2012 7:42 am
Thanks so much Shearone!
Feb. 18, 2012 6:28 am
CUTE!!!!! Too too cute!!!! What a wonderful idea - thanks so much for sharing - your instructions are wonderful
Feb. 18, 2012 12:34 pm
That's seriously cute bread even my bf thought it was awesome I must make it with my kiddies will post it when I've done it !
Deb C 
Feb. 18, 2012 3:49 pm
Thanks Litegal. I can't wait to see the picture Angel!
Feb. 18, 2012 10:15 pm
Great blog and with Easter coming up! It looks so cute sitting in the towel - almost real!
Feb. 19, 2012 7:57 pm
Well, if that just isn't the cutest thing ever! Thank you for sharing your technique.
Feb. 20, 2012 8:11 pm
Deb C, this may sound lika a REALLY stupid question, but at what temp and for how long did you bake that adorable bunny? Thanks!
Deb C 
Feb. 21, 2012 5:14 am
That's not a stupid question at all. I believe I baked it at 350 for about 25 - 30 minutes. Depending on your recipe, I would bake it until nicely browned. I hope that helps.
Feb. 21, 2012 10:39 am
i am going to make this for my granddaughter for Easter this year. she gets so much candy etc thar i'll make her something special and much healthier. thanks for the great details and pictures.
Feb. 21, 2012 4:32 pm
So adorable! What a great idea. Thanks!
Feb. 21, 2012 7:00 pm
Thanks so much! Bookmarked!
J. Dub 
Feb. 22, 2012 8:24 am
Ridiculously cute! I sent this to my Mom and sisters and it sounds like we're all going to try it! Thanks for the tutorial and for making it look so easy.
Deb C 
Feb. 22, 2012 9:28 am
Thanks so much for the wonderful comments! I hope you post your pictures. I would love to see them. Thanks again!
Feb. 22, 2012 4:08 pm
This is so cute!! I am going to make one for Easter supper - thank you so much for the tutorial!!
Feb. 23, 2012 3:38 am
Carol Solo 
Feb. 24, 2012 5:20 pm
What a *stunning* idea!! Thanks ever so much for going to all the work of posting and sharing the instructions. I'm for sure going to try this idea, first chance I get.
Apr. 19, 2012 5:06 pm
i know this was done a while ago but i just now saw it :P its adorable! and your doing a great job for your first blog :)
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