Easter favourite Bakes

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
1 egg
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
1 egg
75 ml (Half cup) of vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
500g flour
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.
  • You forgot about drinking the leftover alcohol.

  • Wow, these are all so cute! I love Easter and always host a big lunch… thanks for the inspiration!

  • Easter is such a joyous holiday! Thanks for the recipes and have a happy Easter.

  • Oh my gosh, these all look fantastic, and I adore the idea of alcoholic icing! I’ll be making these this easter!

  • Those little loaves are adorable. As in, I could eat them ALL up!

  • OMG those bunny loaves are sooo cute. Mary Berry’s got some competition.

  • Oh, those bunnies are too cute! My son would love them 🙂

  • Oh doll, this post is too, too delicious! Love love love spirits + choccy- this trick sounds so clever!

  • These are so cute, what a gorgeous Easter spread!! I must have a go at making those bunny biscuits…mmmm…

  • Adorable.. Hope you and family have a blessed and happy Easter.

  • OMG those little bunny loaves have me squealing with delight… they are SO cute!! Amazing job! 🙂