Monday, April 21, 2014

Trying Out New Fun Recipes for Easter Dinner - Easter Bunny Bread with Dip, Easter Bunny Rolls and White Chocolate Mousse Egg Cups

I hope you had a wonderful
Easter Sunday.

We had 17 for dinner and I decided
to try out some fun new recipes.
We spotted this adorable bunny
on Pinterest (from Taste of Home)
and decided to give it
a try.  The kids loved the veggies and
thought the bunny was almost too cute
to pull apart.

I made it with my favorite easy roll
dough, making two batches.  After the dough
had risen, I shaped a round ball about 7 inches
across for the belly and placed it on a 15x10 inch
pan lined with parchment paper.  Then I shaped
a ball about 5 inches and 
shaped it into a triangular shape.
 I "glued" the two together with a lightly 
beaten egg mixed with 1 tsp. water.  

For the ears, I rolled out snakes about 8 inches
long and attached them with the egg wash, bending
the one down.  I then slashed the dough so it
would spread when baking.

I formed the upper paws and the
lower ones into elongated shapes and cut
three toes on the lower ones.  Everything gets
brushed with the egg wash and baked at 350 
for about 25 minutes or until golden.

I noticed that on many of the ones I
saw on Pinterest the cheeks and noses had
migrated while rising and baking so I decided
to bake my cheeks separately.  Sure enough, 
my nose was out of position, 
so the last 10 minutes of
baking, I pulled the nose off and repositioned it 
with a little eggwash for glue and then I picked up
the partially baked cheeks and glued them on and
finished baking.

When I make this again, I will bake
the nose separately too.
(The reason I chose to make it
with homemade dough is that it is
cheaper, quicker and it is a firmer
dough so that it keeps its shape well.)
Click here for the recipe.

Here he is all golden brown but faceless.

I took two slivered almonds and cut one
end off so they looked flat and "glued" those
on with a dab of light corn syrup on a
toothpick.  One of the cheeks got bumped
and fell off so I attached that back on with a
toothpick.  Everyone used raisins for the eyes
but I didn't have any so I looked around and
these beautiful blue jelly beans turned
out even cuter.  I cut off a toothpick and used
it to attach the eyes to the head.

After the bunny cools, cut out a round in his belly 
and remove the bread, then line the opening with
lettuce and tuck lettuce around the body.  I used
baby butterleaf so that the lettuce around the
body could help hold the veggies like cups.

Then fill in with lots of yummy veggies.

Too stinkin' cute!

I had a little extra dough left over and so
I decided to make these Rosemary and Parmesan
Bunny Rolls. 
(Adaptation of Sister's Cafe Bunny Buns.)

Just roll your dough out and cut about 3/4 inch
strips.  Roll into a snake.

Twist it twice, leaving a hole at the
bottom for the body and position the
ears out and pinch their ends to a point.
Roll a small ball and place it in the body
for the tail.  Brush with melted butter,
crushed rosemary and parmesan cheeese.

I baked these at 350 for about 15 minutes.

These disappeared first!

 I also had seen these adorable
on my sister Joni's blog
Red Couch Recipes and my
girlfriend and I decided we had to make
them for Easter dinner.

Barb and I got together and made 27 of
them.  Seventeen for my family and ten for
hers.  They really went pretty quickly.

I added 1 tsp. almonds flavoring to my
mousse filling and I think I whipped my
cream a little stiffer than Joni did.  These 
were so stunning and everyone loved
them.  I nestled some in grass as they
have a round bottom.
Thanks for the idea Joni, we loved them!

So that was some of the new, fun
Easter delights 
Purple Chocolat Home 
this year.
It was so fun to try out so many
new recipes and have everyone
love them.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. I had Pinned that bunny bread bowl..NEXT YEAR for sure..You did a fantastic job..!I am pinning yours..tout de suite..for our next Easter..
    Of everything and so sweet you did Joni's :)

  2. Can't even imagine all the work - but also fun as I know you - you had doing this. Amazing! I'm with the kids: Bunny is too cute to get ruined but I bet it was hopeless to not dig in ahahah
    Happy Easter Jacqueline and many Blessings to you, your Family and Projects,

  3. Looks like you had an amazing spread for Easter, love it! very creative!

  4. Everything turned out great! I love the bunny bread-bet the kids did too:@)

  5. I am pinning this for sure. I can taste your yummy bread! This idea is too cute. My grandchildren would love this too.

  6. THAT is the cutest Easter bunny serving idea I have seen anywhere. I LOVE it. What fun!!! And that mousse looks fantastic. I am copying both of these ideas to my files for next year- xo Diana

  7. The bunny is so cute. He turned out so well. Glad you liked the mousse eggs. My internet was down today arggh!! Joni

  8. Oh Jacqueline, what clever bunny breads you made! I will have to remember the big bunny for serving dip. I saw those egg mousse cups on Joni's blog and yours turned out so pretty, too. I know you had a wonderful Easter with your family.

  9. Everything turned out so darling! Holidays at your house are always the best!

  10. I adore your bunny bread, big and little!

  11. Everything is so adorable!! Love the blue bunny eyes!! I will definitely be making those mousse cups, what a wonderful display! I know you all had a wonderful Easter!

  12. Oh my the bunny bread is the cutest thing ever!

  13. Sorry I didn't see thesse before Easter! Really, really cute! I'll just have more ideas for next Easter :)

  14. So cute and fun. Perfect for Easter and those little bunny rolls too.
    I did make a teddy bear one before. Love those mousse cups too.


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