Mar 26, 2012
Homemade Bunny Rolls
We've been on a bunny kick over here lately! We made bunny rolls just to see if they would work out the way I was hoping they would, and they did!! Perfect for serving with lunch on the blessed Resurrection Sunday!
For the dough I used:
3 1/2 cups of flour
3 tbs. of olive oil
dash of salt
3 tbs. of sugar
1 1/4 cup of warm water (110 degrees F)
2 1/4 tsp. of yeast
In a glass measuring cup add 1/4 cup of warm water, the sugar and the yeast. Gently stir it and let it sit for 10 minutes.
While the yeast is rising, in a large glass bowl, add the 3 cups of flour, olive oil, egg, salt and 1 cup of warm water. Add the yeast mixture to the bowl and stir with a spoon until you can't stir it any more. Now use your hands to knead the dough. You could also use your dough hook on your mixer if you have one. I have one and I for some reason still my hands. Use the other 1/2 cup of flour to keep your hands from getting stuck in the dough. Sprinkle over the dough as needed. Need for 5 - 10 minutes.
When you have finished kneading it cover with a cloth and let it rise for an hour to hour and a half.
When it has finished rising it will have doubled in size.
Punch the dough down and knead some more. If you have any flour left over from the half cup you will need that to sprinkle over the dough so you can pull it away from the edges to knead it. Grab more flour if you need it to keep your hands floured.
After kneading the dough turn it out onto a floured surface. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin. Grab a bunny cookie cutter to cut out your shapes.
Place your bunnies on a baking sheet and cover with a dish towel. Let them rise for at least a half hour.
Place them in the oven at 375 degrees F. Bake them for 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown. If they finish sooner than 15 minutes just take them out. I am working with an old Tappan oven from the fifties-ha! So I always hesitate on baking time. I'm sure every one's "modern" ovens bake a little differently! ;)
Here they are little golden bunnies! Place them on a cooling rack.
There you have it! Cute little bunny rolls!
These are the perfect size for kids. We used them for pb and j sandwiches, tuna fish sandwiches, and we buttered some.