Friday, April 14, 2006

Bunny Biscuits

Last night at 2am I was dying of hunger and was craving biscuits so I pulled out my Joy of Cooking to help me decide exactly what kind of biscuits to make. When I opened up to the page about biscuits I found a drawing of the perfect Easter biscuit: bunny biscuits!

These would be a huge hit with kids and were a huge hit with my husband. (chuckle)

adapted slightly from Joy of Cooking
c. 1973

1.) Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2.) Prepare fluffy biscuits:

-Stir together: 1 3/4 cups flour, 2 1/2 t. double-acting baking powder, 1 1/4 t. salt, 1 T. sugar

-Cut in 6 T. chilled butter

-Add 3/4 cup milk

Stir lightly into the flour mixture, using a fork. Turn dough onto a floured surface (I use a silpat). Knead lightly for 1/2 minute.

3.) Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut it out with 2 sizes of cookie cutters (one 3-inch and one 1.5-inch cutter). The 3-inch cookie cutter will be used for the bottom or "rear" of the bunny. The 1.5-inch cutter will be used for the bunny's head. Then use the smaller cutter to cut out bunny ears from the sides of your rolled out dough. Roll leftover scraps of dough into balls for the tails. Overlap each part of the bunny so that it bakes together.

4.) Bake on a pizza stone or cookie sheet with a silpat for about 15 minutes or until golden.


Kirk said...

Hi Kady - Very cute. Happy Easter!

Jennifer said...

Adorable! I'll have to remember that trick for Easter next year.

vanessa said...

lol, 2am?!? you are my hero, that is dedication!

Erin S. said...

I agree with Vanessa--If I'm hungry at two am the best I can muster is a handful of dried cereal or ice cream out of the container. Nice work!