Yeast dough recipe Easter Bunny

The belief that the Easter Bunny brings the Easter eggs is not very old, as it only exists since the 19th century. Before that, according to belief, other animals such as the cuckoo, the stork or the fox hid the Easter eggs.

For the Easter recipe you will need:

  • 500 g wheat flour
  • 250 ml milk
  • 1/2 cube of yeast or 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 50 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 75 g soft butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg for brushing
  • Raisins for decoration
Nolte Blog Recipes Yeast Dough Recipe Easter Bunny


  1. Heat the milk (do not boil) and dissolve the yeast and half of the sugar in it.
  2. Then add the other half of the sugar, the butter, and the two eggs and stir everything briefly.
  3. Now add the flour and salt and knead everything well with a hand mixer (dough hook) for 4 minutes.
  4. Then cover the yeast dough and let it rise in a warm place until it has roughly doubled in size.
  5. Now remove the yeast dough from the container and knead it again. Then divide the dough into small portions and shape them into bunnies.
  6. Bake them in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 15 to 20 minutes.

P.S. With this yeast dough, your creativity knows no bounds, so you could also shape Easter nests or Easter lambs, for example. We're excited!

Note: The bunnies rise well, so leave some space between them.


We wish you lots of fun making them!

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