I can tell you one thing: the kids, Micha and I are big fans of sweet cottage cheese. It tastes fantastic! It does not matter if Weckmann or in the form of a cute Easter bunny or a cute Easter basket.
Maybe you are still looking for a simple and delicious recipe for Easter? And do you like it sweet, but not too sweet? Then I’m sure this recipe is right for you. Mainly because the finished Easter bunnies look really cute and the finished Easter nests look really pretty. =)
Have fun reading and baking!
Classic quark dough recipe for Easter bunnies and Easter nests
- 450 g of flour
- 200g sugar
- 250 g quark
- 70 ml of warm milk
- 70 ml oil
- 2 packages of vanilla sugar
- 1 package baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- Granulated sugar
- powdered sugar
- Water and lemon juice
- Colored chocolate buttons
- Sugar eyes
- black food coloring
- Easter eggs from the candy rack (for example, marzipan eggs that look like a bird’s egg)
- Easter grass
Is that how it works:
1.) First you prepare the quark mass. Put the flour and baking powder in a bowl and mix them together. Then all the other ingredients are added.
2.) First knead the dough with the dough hook on your mixer, then by hand until you get a smooth dough, then form a ball, wrap it in cling film, and then let it rest in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
3.) Put some flour on the work surface and in your hands and spread the dough evenly. Also line two baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180 ° C (fan assisted).
4.) Cut 3-5 Easter bunnies from the dough. You can obtain the corresponding forms on the Internet. Alternatively, you can freely shape little bunnies.
5.) Re-knead the rest of the dough and spread out two strands of the same size per Easter basket. These should not be too thick, but not too thin either. Then, form a small outer nest with the two threads by alternately placing them one on top of the other to form a circle. Finally, carefully press the two ends together. Repeat the process until the batter is used up.
6.) Place the Easter bunnies and Easter nests on the baking sheet and sprinkle the Easter nests with a little sugar.
7.) Bake the Easter bunnies and Easter nests for 10-15 minutes at 180 ° C (convection). In my experience, Easter nests take a few minutes longer.
8.) After baking, let everything cool down well.
9.) Place the Easter nests on a nice base, fill in some Easter grass in the middle and then put some pretty Easter eggs in it. Alternatively, a brightly colored, boiled egg looks very pretty in the middle of the Easter basket.
10.) For the Easter bunnies, mix icing sugar, a little water and a dash of lemon. It should be firm enough but still able to flow a bit. Fill a small amount of the frosting, which you color with black food coloring, and put it in a piping bag with a small perforated nozzle or in a freezer bag with a small hole.
11.) Spread the white frosting over the Easter bunny, then glue the sugar eyes and chocolate lentils on top.
12.) Paint the rest of the rabbit’s face with the black glaze.
Easter nests look just beautiful, especially with the little Easter eggs in the middle. And they taste incredibly delicious! Granulated sugar is the icing on the cake. The colorful Easter bunnies are something especially for the younger sweet tooth among us and a great surprise for Easter morning or Easter afternoon with coffee / cocoa and cake.
I’m very curious how you like Easter bunnies and quark dough Easter nests, and I look forward to your feedback!
Have fun baking!
All the best,
your Mari =)