Adorable Honey Bunny Buns

Honey Bunny Buns

May no bunny encounter me without hopping away happier.

– Krista Lester, Bunny Buddhism

Bunnies and Happiness

One of the reasons why I love baking is that it makes me happy, and it makes other people happy too when I feed them, which makes me happy in return.

Since this recipe is somehow related to bunnies, and my blog is somehow related to happiness, I just want to share this book called Bunny Buddhism by Krista Lester. One of my friends gave it to me as a going-away/birthday present.

It’s basically a book of quotes about the path to enlightenment, but it uses bunnies as a way to express their meaning. I definitely recommend it!

Bunny Buns

Anyways, going back to the recipe at hand, I must say, out of all the things I’ve ever baked, this is probably the cutest and most fun to bake. 

I mean, just look at them. They’re so adorable. It makes me want to bake some right now. Next time, I’ll make them in different sizes so I’ll have a honey bunny buns family. 

Also, this isn’t too difficult to make and is very tasty!

bunnies

bunnies before they had eyes!

The hardest part is probably the making the eyes. I was using chopsticks instead of a toothpick so it came out a bit bigger than I wanted.

The brush of warm honey on top is also key in making this recipe a hit. Oh and let’s not forget the ears! I was afraid that mine got a bit burnt, but it actually gave the bunnies some character. 

I am sure anyone making this recipe, and anyone eating it will surely experience a certain “Awwww” moment. 

Best paired with?

I find it best to enjoy these as a snack in the morning with some tea or coffee. If you don’t mind cutting up the bunny buns, you can also put some butter on them!

Happy baking!

Honey Bunny Buns
Serves 12
The most adorable thing you'll ever bake. Too adorable that you may not want to eat it, but you will because who can resist honey buns?
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp warm water (about 100F)
  2. 1/3 cup oil
  3. 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  4. 1/4 cup sugar
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 1 egg
  7. 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  8. 1/3 cup of honey, warmed
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the water, oil, yeast and sugar. Let it rest for 15 minutes and then add the salt, egg and flour.
  2. Knead the dough for six minutes with your hands or with a dough hook (if using a stand mixer) on medium to high speed.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Shape dough into 24 ovals (like an egg shape; narrow on one side) and place on cookie sheets with parchment paper. Allow to rest for 15 minutes, until dough rises to 1.5 times original size.
  4. To make the ears, use sharp kitchen scissors to make deep cuts (almost to the bottom of the dough) into the oval's more narrow end. Bake for about 11-13 minutes until tops turn golden brown.
  5. While buns are cooling, brush tops with warm honey. Use chopsticks or a toothpick to make eyes for the bunnies.
Notes
  1. Best eaten slightly warm, and choose good quality honey for more flavor.
Adapted from Kirbie Cravings
Adapted from Kirbie Cravings
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