Easter was, and still is, a big deal in our family. It was a time when our family got together, celebrated spring, and enjoyed being together. You could always count on an enormous brunch which, for the better part of the day, was laid out on fresh linens and beautiful platters. The kids looked forward to the Easter egg hunt and spending time outside in the mild California weather while the adults chatted. Looking back, it was certainly a carefree time in my life.
Now that I am no longer a child and no longer near my family to celebrate every Easter with them I like to remember those carefree days with recipes. This recipe for Cardamom-Orange Bunnies has been around for years. My mother remembers my grandmother making these for them around Easter and it is a recipe that I would love to pass on to my children.
It happens to be a Better Homes and Gardens recipe and you can get the original here. I did make a few changes. I didn’t need nearly the full amount of flour, only about 4 cups, and I didn’t use cardamom. Cardamom can be rather costly and I didn’t have any on hand so I used allspice but you can certainly use cinnamon or nutmeg as well.
Get your kids involved! My kids loved to stir and mix. Stay close by while allowing a child to use a mixer…it can get quite messy! He is holding on for dear life in that picture, can you tell!? They can also twist the dough into the bunnies. I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as we do!