Easter Bakes: Bunny Cream Puffs

31 March 2015

Easter Bunny Cream Puffs

How completely adorable are these Bunny Cream Puffs?

I saw them on Pinterest this morning and my heart leapt for joy because I usually feel woefully inadequate when I see stuff like this. Let's just say you're more likely to find me sharing pics of my epic cake fails than crowing about my culinary skills. But these seem EASY!

You can click here for the recipe - although it's very USA-specific so I've had a little think about how I'd recreate these at home, and I reckon we're looking at a basic scone recipe with a little bit of Easter magic.

So here's my fail-safe recipe for scones - I half-inched it from BBC Good Food and have been using it for years - you really can't go wrong with it:

  • 350g self-raising flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85g butter, cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • beaten egg, to glaze
  • jam and clotted cream, to serve

To make scones, simply preheat your oven to 220C / fan 200C /gas 7 and then mix together the flour, salt and baking powder, before rubbing in the butter and then stirring in the sugar. Heat the milk in your microwave for about 20-30 seconds, add the vanilla extract and lemon juice to it and then combine the liquid with your dry mixture. Next, simply roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut out 6-8 scones using a round cookie cutter. Pop them on a baking sheet, brush the tops with beaten egg and bake in the oven until golden. Yum. My kids can devour these in minutes.

Then, to recreate those adorable bunnies above, I'd leave the scones to cool before cutting them in half and filling the middle with thick whipped cream. I'm slightly undecided as to the best way to make those ears, but I'd trim candy laces to make the whiskers and maybe Skittles for the noses, with chocolate chips for the eyes, all stuck on with a little bit of melted chocolate.

The recipe says to make the ears like this:

Cut large marshmallows crosswise into 3 pieces. Dip cut-sides into decorator sugar for ears. Using toothpicks, attach sugared marshmallows into top of cream puff for ears.

I'm ever so slightly worried that my efforts might still resemble something from a horror film rather than anything remotely like the Easter bunny but I'm up for giving it a go.

Anyone else?! We'd love to see how yours turn out!

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