April 17th, 2017

Easter Bunny Buns

Osterhschen-1_thumb22Easter without some Easter Bunny Buns is possible – but somehow sad. Easter Bunny Buns in various shapes belong to my Easter Breakfast since childhood. And so I used some of the dough I kneaded for the Easter bread to form some Bunnies, too.

For an easy shaping two things are important: kneading the dough to full gluten development and cooling the dough for about two hours in the fridge. This solidify the butter and adds some plasticity to the dough. The bunnies I formed with the cold dough are simple but already the forth variant I have on the blog (Here you can find Number one, two and three. Its already a little collection of possible shape 😀 !

Easter Bunny Buns

Osterhasen (1)[3]yield six Easter bunnies

Sweet Starter


  • Sweet Starter
  • 420g flour Type 550
  • 225g Milk
  • 75g sugar
  • 125g Butter
  • 55g Egg (1 egg size M)
  • 10g fresh yeast
  • 6g Salt
  • seeds of 1/4 vanilla bean
  • peels of 1/4 orange
  • 0.5g Safron



  • 1 egg (beaten)


Mix the ingredients of the sweet starter and let it rise for 2-4 hours at 30°C.

Mix flour, sweet starter, milk, egg, yeast, salt and spices and knead for 5 min at slow speed. Then knead 7 min at fast speed. Now add the sugar in small increments and knead until the sugar is incooperated before adding the next sugar. At last add the butter all at once. Knead to full gluten development.

Let rise for one hour temperature plus 1-2 hours in the fridge.

Divide into six 100g portions, six 60g portions and six 10g portions. For the body, roll the 100g Portions into 30 cm long strands with thinner tips. Roll each into a snail. Then form round balls from the 60g and 10g portions. Roll the 60g portions into a drop shape and  cut the thinner part so that it forms a “V”. Place the bunny on a baking tray with the “snail” for the body, the drop for the head and the little ball as tail Form into a round loaf.

Proof for 90 min.

Brush with egg and at 220°C for about 12 min with steam.

8 Responses t_on Easter Bunny Buns

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  4. Stefanie April 10th, 2010

    @Mama: Danke schön! Durch den Water roux halten sie sich wirklich lange, dass habe ich auch festgestellt!
    @Katrin: Das freut mich
    @Apa269: The bunnies are great for kids! The shaping is not complicated and they are so cute. My mom made them with the kids in school and they loved them, too.
    @Susan: Thank you! We don’t have Peeps but I check wikipedia to learn what kind of sweet this is 🙂

  5. ap269 April 8th, 2010

    I’ve made exactly the same easter bunnies for my kids this year, shaping-wise. They really loved them!

  6. Reka Herberth April 7th, 2010

    Liebe Stefanie

    Da wir die Beschenkten waren kann ich es bestätigen. Die Häschen waren nicht nur sehr hübsch anzusehen, sie waren auch schön locker. Das letzte Häschen habe ich erst gestern gegessen und es war noch immer saftig und locker. Also dieses Gebäck ist wirklich empfehlenswert.

    Und das sage ich nicht nur weil ich die Mutter bin 🙂

    Liebe Grüße


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