Like something more savoury than sweet when the hunger pangs hit and all you can see is chocolate at Easter time? Then look no further than these Cheesy Bunny Crackers this Easter. A great edition to jazz up a platter and seriously fab on their own. You won't be able to stop at one that's for sure so you might want to cook a double batch straight up!
I used currants to decorate my little cheesy bunnies and I love how chewy and sweet the little currants are after being cooked. YUM! Writing about this is making me hungry for more. Miss 3 helped me make them and decorate them oh and also eat them. We will be making these again for Easter for sure.
The below recipe for Cheesy Bunny Biscuits is based on the recipe from Louise Fulton Keat's website and you can check it out here. These delicious cheese crackers remind me a lot of a childhood favourite of mine, good ol' Cheds.
1¼ cups (175g) plain flour
¾ cup (60g) grated parmesan
½ cup (60g) grated cheddar
½ teaspoon paprika
125g butter, cut into cubes
½ - 1 tablespoon cold water
Sultanas, cut in half, or currants for decorating (to make eyes - optional)
Sesame seeds to decorate the tail and body (optional)
Place the flour, cheeses and paprika in the bowl of a food processor and whiz for a few seconds just until mixed. Add the butter cubes and ½ TBS water and process, turning on and off frequently, until the mixture starts to ball around the blade. If the mixture is a bit dry add another ½ TBS water and pulse again.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead very lightly. Halve the mixture and roll out to 5 or 6mm thickness between 2 sheets of baking paper. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Cut out shapes with a bunny-shaped biscuit cutter and place on the prepared trays. You can re-roll and chill the leftover dough and repeat the cutting process until you have used it all. Pop on the sultanas or currants on to make eyes and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for about 8 minutes, until lightly golden and crisp. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to a week (they won't last that long!).
Both of the cutters I used to create these bunny crackers are below.
Our mini rabbit cookie cutter is the perfect size for some bite sized super cute treats.
And the star of the cheesy cookie show is our baby rabbit cookie cutter. Not such a baby in size at 7cm wide. Perfect size for crackers!