Easter is one of my favourite holidays. I love the springy colours associated with Easter, but most importantly I love reflecting on the most important day of the Christian Calendar. This year because of COVID-19, our church has been doing online church services. I’ve really enjoyed this because with a newborn baby I wasn’t expecting to be able to go to church for the first couple weeks, but now I’m not missing out on the sermon or worship. I do miss our amazing church community though.
Even though I have a newborn this Easter, I still really wanted to make some kind of festive treat. Themed festive treats make me so happy. So after I fed my daughter I rushed over to our kitchen to prep the ingredients for this recipe. I was inspired by my brother in law who sent me the recipe for the famous Disneyland Churros. I knew I had to try them, and with Easter coming, I thought a festive twist would make them even better. Of course, my daughter sensed my eagerness to make these churros and woke up early from her nap, so I had to leave the frying and sugar coating to my husband, and I took care of the decorating once my little girl was down again.
You may think I’m crazy, but the time I spent decorating these bunnies meticulously was extremely therapeutic. It was nice to do something that was normal for me before the little one was born, even if there were other things that maybe should have been done instead, like laundry 😛 I’ve been learning that the little things help to keep me sane during the hard newborn days. I live from feed to feed, but little things like my favourite show, drinking a hot cup of tea, a shower etc. help make me feel like me and just like “Mommy”. I can’t wait until my little girl is big enough to have fun with me in the kitchen, until then the kitchen will be my own oasis.
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon divided
- 3/4 cup flour
- canola oil
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Mini Marshmallows cut in half
- pink sprinkles
- spring/pastel sprinkles
- mini chocolate chips
- 1-2 bars of white chocolate melted
In a medium sized pot, add the water, butter, salt, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Once the mixture is boiling, reduce heat to low and add the flour all at once. Stir continuously until a ball of dough forms and cleans the sides of the pot. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5-7 minutes.
Once the dough has cooled add the egg and 1/2 egg one at a time to the mixture. Use an electric hand blender to mix in the eggs until they are fully incorporated.
Prepare a piping bag with a large star tip. Fill the piping bag with the batter.
Heat canola oil in a high sided saucepan.. Use enough canola/vegetable oil for the churros to be submerged in. While oil heats, mix the sugar and remaining cinnamon, and line a plate or cooling rack with paper towel.
On a sheet of parchment paper, pipe the bunny shapes by starting at one ear and looping around. Use a knife or scissors to cut the dough when you are done piping your shape. Once you have piped all the bunnies, cut the parchment paper so you have individual pieces with one bunny on each piece. This will make it easier to transfer the piped bunny into the oil and keeping the shape. Drop the parchment paper carefully into the oil. The batter should easily come off the parchment paper on its own. Fry until golden brown on both sides, flipping so they cook evenly. Transfer to prepared paper towel lined surface.
Toss hot churros in the cinnamon sugar.
Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave, or over a water bath.
Dip the ears of the bunny into the white chocolate. Use a spoon to make sure the chocolate gets into all the grooves. Sprinkle the chocolate dipped ears with a fun springy/easter sprinkle.
Cut a mini marshmallow in half and dip the sticky side in pink sprinkles. Use remaining white chocolate on the other side of the marshmallow to "attach" to the bunny face in the middle of the loop.
Use a toothpick or cake tester to put some white chocolate on the back of a mini chocolate chip to attach it to the bunny face.