Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Bunny Tail Dinner Rolls

Easter is a time of year, that regardless of religious preference, it seems everyone always sits down to a nice family meal. We usually have ham and fixings along with a loaf of my homemade bread. But this year I wanted to spice it up a bit. Oh sure, everyone loves my bread, but it is the same thing at every big family meal. So this year I am whipping up dinner rolls! Now I could just shape them into ball form, but then where is the fun in that!?!?! It's dough, I can make it look anyway I want...... So I went with the rear view of a bunny!!



Ingredients
1/2 Cup warm water
1/2 Cup warm milk
1 egg 
1/3 Cup softened butter
1/3 Cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 3/4-4 Cups of flour
1 package of dry yeast ( 2 1/4 teaspoons)

I started by dissolving my yeast in the water and sugar. I let it set for a few minutes to get going before adding in the rest of the ingredients. I used freshly milled wheat flour in my rolls, but you can use store bought flour. Once it was combined (not too sticky) I turned it out on the counter and kneaded it a little. I then divided the dough into equal balls. I could have stopped here and just baked them up, but come on, I have kids and creativity!

The oldest country kid has baked with me for some time, but this was the littlest country kids first time helping. My oldest easily formed the bunny rolls. You take a small pinch of dough to form the tail. Next you roll out some dough like a snake (just like playing with Play-doh.) Wrap the snake around the tail, give it a twist, bend the tips for ears and you have the rear view of a bunny!! Now the littlest country kid (just turned two) was not as capable in the kitchen. He tried with all his heart to roll a snake but his pressure control needs a little more development.
















Once you have formed all your bunnies, it is time to place them on a greased cookie sheet and let them rise for an hour. Once they have doubled in size it is time to bake them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

This is a great kitchen project for young bakers. You can use it to teach them about yeast, how to measure, and as an art project. Shhh, just don't tell them they are leaning! These adorable dinner rolls will add the perfect touch of whimsy to you Easter dinner. And imagine the pride your children will have when everyone learns they helped make them!!


47 comments:

  1. Those are cute! My kids would love to try this- and if I got lazy I suppose I could always by the store bought dough rolls and let them shape them. yep- I will probably do that LOL

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  2. OMG, these are the cutest little rolls!!! Look really yummy (and not too terribly difficult to make). My skills in the kitchen are kind of hit or miss but I'd like to attempt to make these :) Thanks, and hope you and the family had a very nice weekend!

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    1. They are so easy to make, they just look so good. Heck if a 7 yr old can do it, I believe in you!!!

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  3. Aww those are so cute and what a fun way to get the kids to help in the kitchen too. Thanks for sharing your recipe on The Yuck Stops Here! Have a great Easter weekend.

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  4. So fun! To bad we don't live closer. I could cook for you and you could bake for me!

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    1. LOL I have hubby to cook for me!!! So what else can you offer? :)

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  5. These are super cute! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. I am so grateful that you shared this delicous recipe at The Yuck Stops Here link party! I will also be including it in my Easter/Passover Recipe Roundup. Starting tomorrow there will be voting for the favorite recipe from the roundup! If you would like to come by and vote for your recipe, or check out your competition and vote for one of them, stop over between now and Easter at 8 pm ET to vote! You can find the link at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2132. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! I also hope you'll stop by The Yuck Stops Here again soon to share more of your awesome talents. HUGS & Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words Cheryl. I am glad you liked it :)

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  7. What a cute idea..!! these will be great for dinner on Sunday.... Happy Easter to you and yours…. :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  8. This is such as cute idea and I love the idea that you use your own milled flour. It great that your kids are learning to cook from scratch. I wish every one would teach their kids this. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop!

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    1. We love to mill... in fact there is sometimes a fight over who gets too! LOL

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  9. Such a Great idea! Thank you for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist (no rules). We hope to see you back again today.

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  10. This is just adorable! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/04/try-new-recipe-tuesday-april-22.html

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  11. Cute design! Thank you for sharing :) I bet my toddler would love eating bunny tails :)

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    1. My kids love them. Food is always better when it is cute *wink*

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  12. They are so cute, and really look like bunnies, thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays.

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    1. Aww thanks :) Making healthy food fun is such a great way to get kids to try new things.

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  13. What great looking buns, thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays Mindie. Blessings

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  14. How cute! My girls will love making these (and I'll love eating them)!

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    1. They are so yummy.... you get the best end of the deal!

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  15. Oh my goodness these are so cute, and yummy looking! I would love for you to share this over at my new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now!
    Cathy@threekidsandafish{dot}com

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    1. Thanks, they were fun to make. I'll pop over, thanks for the invite :)

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    2. Thank you so much Mindie for sharing these at the party! I am so glad that you came! :-)

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  16. Hi! I'm stopping by from the My Favorite Things Saturday link party. These are SO adorable! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. Talk about adorable! What a simple recipe the kids can help make for Easter! Thanks so much for linking up at Mum-bo Monday, I hope you can make it again this week!

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  18. So, so adorable!These are going on my "must make" list for Easter dinner! I would love if you would stop by and link up at Celebrate It! I always love your posts, and I always look forward to reading them!
    http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2015/03/celebrate-it-blog-party_19.html

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  19. Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us ;)

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  20. What a cute idea for family fun at Easter! Thanks for sharing this post at the #PureblogLove Link party! The party begins againThursday night at 8 p.m. We hope you plan to link up again. We'd love to see more of your fantastic ideas!

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  21. How cute, that looks brilliant! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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  22. These are too cute! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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