1 1/2 C warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 1/4 C all-purpose flour or bread flour (I prefer bread flour)
1 – 9 oz package jiffy yellow cake mix or 1 1/4 cups of a yellow or white cake mix
1/4 C butter, melted
Colored Easter Sprinkles
Roll dough into a long rectangle 1/2-inch thick. Cut dough into strips 1/2-inch wide and 14-inches long. Reserve 1-2 of the strips to cut into pieces about 1/2-inch long and roll into small balls (use for bunny tails).
|Rolled-out dough about 1/2 inch thick and 14 inches long|
|The cut dough & my little one int he background watching me bake while eating her snack.|
Brush the bunnies with melted butter and sprinkle on a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. You can also leave some of the bunnies plain. Cover the bunnies with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with baking spray. Allow the rolls to rise in a warm place for 45-60 minutes, until nearly double in size. Remove plastic wrap and bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Let cool and then brush on a simple icing and add holiday sprinkles to the plain rolls. Just add the simple icing to the cinnamon ones.
2 T milk
1/2 t vanilla extract
1 T butter, melted
Note: These bunny buns can be left plain and used as a dinner roll. Just shape, rise and bake the bunnies. When they are finished brush with melted butter before serving.
Recipe Yields – Approx. 20 Bunny Buns