Bread: Easter Bunny Bread

posted by ROY 03-21-101 7:42 AM

Easter Bunny Bread

2 loaves (1pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
2 raisins
2 sliced almonds
1 egg, lightly beaten
Lettuce leaves
Mushroom Spinach Dip

Cut a fourth off of one loaf of dough; shape into a pear to form head. For body, flatten remaining portion into a 7in.x6in. oval. Place on a greased baking sheet. Place head on body. Make narrow cuts, about 3/4in. deep, on each side of head for whiskers.

Cut second loaf into four equal portions. For ears, shape two portions into 16in. ropes; fold ropes in half. Arrange ears with open ends touching head. Cut a third portion of dough in half; shape each into a 3 1/2in. oval for back paws. Cut two 1in. slits on top edge for toes. Position on each side of body.

Divide the fourth portion of dough into three pieces. Shape two pieces into 2 1/2in. balls for front paws; shape the remaining into 1in. balls for cheeks and one 1/2in. piece for nose. Place paws on each side of body; cut two 1in. slits for toes. Place cheeks and nose on face. Add raisins for eyes and almonds for teeth.

Brush dough with egg. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled about 30 to 45 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Place bread on a lettuce-lined 16inx13in. serving tray. Cut a 5inx4in. oval in the center of body. Hollow out bread, leaving a 1/2in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use) Line with lettuce and fill with dip.

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