Bunny When you’re a little kid what’s the best part of waking up on Easter Sunday? For me it was always looking to see what the Easter bunny brought me! Did he leave eggs all over the house and yard? Did I get stuff in just my basket?! While the Easter holiday is traditionally a Christian celebration, like Christmas, most of the traditions that go along with it have nothing to do with the original meaning.
The Easter bunny is just like Santa, in that he is based in myth but has become the mascot of Easter. The legend of the Easter bunny dates to the 1700s when German settlers came to America. It is said that they brought along the tradition of an egg laying rabbit called Oschter, that lays colorful eggs.
When the tradition first came to the U.S. children would make nests for the rabbits and leave carrots for them in case they became hungry.
Over time, the legend grew across the country and chocolate and treats began to be seen in Easter nests. Around this time colorful little baskets replaced the nests.
I have so many memories of waking up Easter morning and going on Easter egg hunts with my brother. We would find eggs with candy in them but also eggs with money and coupons that said things like “one day at Chuck E Cheese.”
What memories do you have of The Easter Bunny? Easter egg hunts?
- 2 Cups cake flour, sifted
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted butter
- 4 oz. Heavy whipping cream.
- 16 oz. bag of White Chocolate chips
Directions for donuts
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Spray a donut pan, like this one, Wilton Perfect Results Non-Stick Donut Pan, 20-Cavity Donut Baking Pan with vegetable cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt.
- Add buttermilk, eggs and butter.
- Beat until just combined.
- Fill each pan cavity about 2/3 full.
- Bake 7-9 minutes or until the tops of the donuts spring back when touched.
- Let them cool for 3-4 mins. Dip donuts in white chocolate dip. Decorate them like bunny in whatever way you feel! Enjoy!
Directions for glaze
- In a small bowl, pour boiling cream on the chocolate chips. Let sit for a few mins then stir. Use immediately to glaze donuts.
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