Fat Bunnies Cut-Out Cookies
400 grams plain flour ( Judy always ask for american conversion: About 3 cups)
2 teaspoons baking powder
150 grams of sugar ( about 1 cup)
200 grams (2 sticks unsalted butter) cold & cut into chunks
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp orange extract
Preheat oven to 180 C (about 350F). Combine the dry ingredients and set aside.
Cream the sugar and butter. Adding egg and extracts slowly. Gradually start adding the dry ingredients mixed, beating just until combined.
The dough is not wet and should feel crumbly. Knead it together until you can start rolling it.
Roll on a anti stick surface to about 1,5 cm and cut into your bunny shapes.
Rach’s tip: Normally most cookies dough require a 30 min chilling time. Don’t have that time, cheat by freezing the cookies already cut into shape for 5 min. Bake for 10-12 minutes and use a cooling rack.
‘Fast like a bunny’ mini loafs
1 and 1/2 fresh biologic yeast tablet (about 22 g)
75G (Half cup) of sugar
75 ml (Half cup) of vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
In a mixer or a blender, blend all the wet ingredients. With the flour in a bow, make a hole in the middle and add the liquid slowing, mixing well until it forms a dough. Roll into small balls and leave resting for 40 mins. Bake pre heated oven 180C till ready about 25 mins.
Rach’s tip:To make the bunny ears, just before baking, snip twice with your scissors and with a tooth pick make two holes for the eyes.
Another big favourite in my house is cupcakes topped with chocolate nests.
The cupcake recipe is normally carrot but can be any you fancy.
To make the nest “Brazilian way”:
In a bow, add half cup of Cachaça -Brazilian national spirit. Vodka works just as well. Put this in the freezer. It will not freeze and get very cold.
Melt slowly your favourite chocolate, 30 seconds at at time on the microwave, mixing very well and letting the heat dissolve. Put the chocolate still warm in a piping bag and pipe over the very cold spirit, making the shape of the nest as you go along. The nest will firm immediately. Decorate each nest with some chocolate eggs. Delicious.