Easter Bunny Rolls with vanilla custard

The perfect little sweet treat for breakfast or lunch. Pack them for lunch and enjoy outside or make a cozy indoor picnic. These rolls puts a smile on your face, are incredibly soft and airy.  

We have baked them using a tangzhong starter. Such a great tip to make them incredible soft and fluffy, just like an Easter Bunny. 

Homemade and easy to bake

Tangzhong starter

60 g flour
300 g milk

You make the starter by stirring milk and flour together on medium heat in a saucepan until the mixture thickens. Remember to stir constantly. Cool down to room temperature.


Tangzhong starter
700 g flour
150 g sugar
1 pk yeast
1,5 ts cardamom
1 ts vanilla sugar
1/4 ts salt
1 egg
260 g milk
110 g soft butter (cubes)
1 egg to brush before baking
1 package of vanilla custard


Heat the oven to 220°C

Mix flour, sugar, dry yeast (if not using fresh yeast), cardamom, vanilla sugar and salt into a bowl. Heat the milk to 40 degrees celsius and stir one egg together with the warm milk. If you use fresh yeast (not dry yeast) crumble it in the warm mixture and stir it all together. Mix the cold with the warm by using a kitchen machine on low speed for approx 10 minutes before you add the soft butter. Mix on low speed for another 10 minutes. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and raise until double size. 

Knead the dough and divide into 15 equal pieces. Make rolls and twirl them into the shape of Easter Bunnies. Place them on a baking tray with baking paper and raise for about 30 minutes. Brush the rolls with a whisked egg then place a spoonful of vanilla custard in the middle before you put them in the oven. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 12 minutes until golden. Enjoy.

Good to know

You will notice that the dough is sticky. This is not a sign of failure, its hydration, which makes the rolls so much better. We recommend that you use a little bit of flour in your hands when rolling the buns. You may also use some almonds or raisins to make eyes for your Easter Bunny Rolls. 

Happy baking.