Prep 2 hrs
Cook 15 mins
These are very cute and very tasty little dinner rolls. They are sweeter than normal ones because of the honey, but make a good companion to food none the less. Perfect for Easter because of their cute bunny shapes! Just make sure that you plan ahead to make these because it takes times for them to rise and to shape them. i think they taste better warm and are more of a dense sweet bread good with coffee or tea
- 4 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 ounce active dry yeast or 1⁄2 ounce fast rising yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup evaporated milk
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, cut into pieces
- 2 eggs
- 30 raisins
honey glaze (recipe follows)
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄8 cup butter
- In large bowl, combine 1/2 cups flour, undis-solved yeast, and salt.
- Heat evaporated milk, water, honey, and butter until warm (105° to 115°F).
- Gradually add to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
- Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.
- With spoon, stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Might need a little extra.
- Place in greased bowl. Grease top; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.
- Remove dough from refrigerator; punch down. Remove to floured surface. Divide dough into 15 equal pieces. Roll each to 20-inch rope. Divide each rope into 1 (12-inch), 1 (5-inch), and 3 (1-inch) strips.
- Coil 12-inch strip to make body; coil 5-inch strip to make head. Attach head to body; pinch to seal. Shape remaining 3 strips into ears and tail and attach to body and head.
- Place on 2 large greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 20 to 40 minutes.
- Bake at 375°F for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from sheets to wire racks. Brush with Honey Glaze while warm. Insert raisins for eyes. If desired, brush again with glaze before serving.
- Honey Glaze: Combine 1/4 cup honey and 1/8 cup butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until butter melts, stirring occasionally.
These Honey Bunnies were so cute and fun to make with my DD's! Of course they tasted great too! We made them for a 1-year-old birthday party a friend of ours was throwing and they were a hit (the only thing I really saw the 1-year-old eat was her bunny)!!! They are a lot of work, but worth it. I only let the dough sit in the refrigerator for 4 hours and let the dough rise after making the bunnies for 20 minutes before putting them in the oven. Thanks! Made for ZWT 4. Go Jefes! ;)
Just had to say how adorable these are! I will definitely try making these in the spring.
I thought these were too cute, so I had to make some. They were as tasty as they were fun to have on the table. I loved them, they are a great sweet bread, perfect for snacking! Thank you for sharing!! ZWT3 ZINGO