Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Prep

Our Easter feast started the night before to prepare for the festivities.  My Friends Gretel Billadeau and Crystal Bench came over to help prepare for Easter.  Our husbands were playing video games so we had to keep ourselves busy.  We had a blast learning to make bunny rolls, funeral potatoes, and apple cristp.  We enjoyed listening to Disney music and finished the night snacking on salsa, warm bunny rolls and watching the movie Love Happens (a very good chick flick). 

Gretel                                                        Crystal

First we started with my grandma's famous Bunny Rolls.  Bunny Rolls are a orange roll with a cherry glaze. They are a little time consuming, but way worth it.  Grandma Joyce's bunny rolls is the treat that only shows us during Easter time.  I should make them more often becasue they are so tasty and quite cute!

Bunny Rolls (double)

1 Package of yeast (just under 3 tbls)
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup  sugar
1/2 cup butter (one stick)
Beat 2 eggs with warm liquid
1/4 cup orange juice
5-5 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt

Warm milk, water, and butter together.  Put yeast into the mixture. Beat eggs and add to mixture. Put the mixture into your mixer or a large bowl.  Add remaining ingredients.  Mix until the ingredients are mixed together.  

Let rise 1-1 1/2 hours, punch down, let rise again for 30 min.  Roll into bunnies ( picture instructions below).  Let rise 30 more min.  Bake 12 minutes at 375. 

Cherry glaze
2 cups Powder sugar
2 tbs melted butter
10-12 mariciano cherries
1 tbs cherry juice
mix together and drizzle over bunny rolls
(disclaimer: the glaze is made by estimates.  If you need to add a little of something or take it away feel free too )

 Divide the dough into six equal parts

 pull off about a 4th and roll it into a long log

twist the dough log once around

roll a small dough ball and place on the large part of the bunny.
Do you see the bunny with the tail?

space them our well so they don't stick together.

add chery glaze! Do you see the Bunny??

The next item we made was the classic

Funeral Potatoes
(potatoe cheese casserole)

7-8 medium potatoes, boil, cool, peel and grate (do not over cook)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margine, melted
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups grated cheese
1 pint sour cream
1/3 cup diced onion (optional)
1 cup crumbled corn flakes
9x13 baking dish

Combine 1/2 cup butter, soup, cheese, sour cream and onion.  Mix in grated potatoes.  Place in baking dish, top with 2 tablespoons butter and crupbled corn flakes.  Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes. 

We also made apple crisp, but it did not turn out the best.  So.. if anyone has any suggestions for a good apple crisp I would love to try it!

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