Easter Bunny Bread Recipe

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Easter Bunny Bread Recipe
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Recipe type: Appetizer/Seasonal
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Ingredients
  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 raisins
  • 2 sliced almonds
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Dip of your choice
Instructions
  1. Cut a fourth off of one loaf of dough; shape into a pear to form head. For body, flatten remaining portion into a 7-in. x 6-in. oval; place on a greased baking sheet.
  2. Place head above body.
  3. Make narrow cuts, about ¾ in. deep, on each side of head for whiskers.
  4. Cut second loaf into four equal portions.
  5. For ears, shape two portions into 16-in. ropes; fold ropes in half. Arrange ears with open ends touching head.
  6. Cut a third portion of dough in half; shape each into a 3-1/2-in. oval for back paws.
  7. Cut two 1-in. slits on top edge for toes.
  8. Position on each side of body.
  9. Divide the fourth portion of dough into three pieces.
  10. Shape two pieces into 2-1/2-in. balls for front paws; shape the remaining piece into two 1-in. balls for cheeks and one ½-in. ball for nose.
  11. Place paws on each side of body; cut two 1-in. slits for toes.
  12. Place cheeks and nose on face.
  13. Add raisins for eyes and almonds for teeth.
  14. Brush dough with egg.
  15. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  16. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  17. Place bread on a lettuce-lined 16-in. x 13-in. serving tray.
  18. Cut a 5-in. x 4-in. oval in center of body.
  19. Hollow out bread, leaving a ½-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
  20. Line with lettuce and fill with dip

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