Click here to print this page

Planning Retirement Online

Lakeland are the leading supplier in kitchen and homewares and we've teamed up with them to bring you a selection of vegetarian recipes.

Visit Lakeland's website for more recipes!

Easter Bunny Bread Rolls

Easter Bunny Bread Rolls

Straight from raiding the vegetable patch, these carrot-toting little bunnies are on a add a charming (and tasty) little twist to your Easter table. Perfect for nibbling on before the main event, or as a nod to savoury at an Easter-themed afternoon tea, they’re sure to start a ‘how did you make those?’ conversation whenever they hop onto a plate.

Makes: 6


For the dough

  • 250g strong white bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7g (one sachet) fast action dried yeast
  • 150ml warm water

To finish

  • Carrot pieces
  • Kale sprigs


  1. Preheat the oven to 160˚C/Gas 3. Grease a baking sheet or large baking tray and line with baking parchment.

  2. Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the salt and yeast and make a well in the centre. Pour in the water and bring together with your hands to make a soft dough. Remove from the bowl and knead for 10 minutes, until springy and elastic.

  3. Working quickly, divide the dough into six equal portions and shape a bunny from each, straight onto the baking sheet. Start with a larger oval of dough for the body, then add a round head, longer ears and front legs. Finish each with two little round feet at the bottom – you should find that the pieces hold together easily as the dough will be slightly sticky.

  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes until risen and golden brown, then transfer onto a cooling rack.

  5. While waiting for your bunnies to cool, create the carrots. Cut six tapering carrot batons and insert these into your baked bunnies as shown, then top each with a small piece of kale.

  6. Once your bunnies are completely cooled, draw faces on using a black edible food pen.

Tip:  The dough will start to prove as you’re assembling your bunnies, so it’s best to do this quickly to stop them rising and losing their shape.


More Lakeland Recipies

Back to Laterlife Interest Index


Bookmark This Share on Facebook Receive more like this

Latest Articles:

Morphine, heroine and opioids


It is totally amazing what ancient civilisations discovered so many years ago. Who was the very first person to discover that if you scrape off an unripe poppy seed pod, put little cuts in it, then collect the white gum that oozes out and dry it, you can obtain opium which can be used as a medicine and also for pleasure.


Fishing in Scotland

Fishing in Scotland

There are not many sports which combine peaceful surroundings, a chance for some contemplation and also a few thrills. Yes, fishing is one of our favourites, and Scotland is one of the world's top destinations for freshwater and sea angling, with world-class fishing available across the country throughout the year.


Farewell to train tickets

Tickets against a steam train

It had to come of course. First, there were those lovely little oblong hard cardboard tickets with lots of writing all over them; then there were the flimsy paper tickets with vague print on them. Now finally, the trains are going paperless. 


Win great prizes in our current Competitions

Silver Travel

Click here to visit the competitions page.

Article Archive

The LaterLife Article Archive provides a comprehensive list of links, to all the current regular article series' as well as quick links to older articles.
Back to LaterLife Today

Visit our Pre-retirement Courses section here on laterlife or our dedicated Retirement Courses site


Advertise on

LaterLife Travel Insurance in Association with Avanti