I hereby admit, I’m addicted to donuts.
It stems from my childhood. Every school holidays, from the tender age of 12 (I think, it could’ve been earlier!) I worked at my grandma’s donut shop in Top Ryde shopping centre, for a mere $4 an hour.
I would serve customers, make milkshakes, even fill make pork rolls or rice paper rolls. Yep, my grandma was totally ahead of the times. My favourite memory was turning on the donut machine and watching the rings of dough drop into the oil. They’ll move slowly along the hot oil channel, then eventually get flipped to reveal a golden ring of yum. These golden rings would then be stacked up one on top of another on a stick-sword-thingy then rolled generously in cinnamon sugar, back and forth, until coated all-way-round in sugary goodness.
And then I’d eat them hot. Piping hot.
Apart from the cinnamon donuts, fresh iced donuts made behind a glass corner would always bring onlookers into the store. While donuts were being fried, I would beat icing until smooth. In large plastic rectangular boxes, with a wooden spoon, I would break the surface and move the icing back it forth. It was hard work getting it smooth, but worth it. I’d then dunk the piping donuts into the icing, filling the plastic box in a donut-like-grid. Then, the best part, pulling each donut out one by one and dipping a small edge in sprinkles. It was joy in one ring. Onlookers would be mesmerised. Then buy four. It was food-making genius.
So that’s why, I’m addicted to donuts.
But, I also love them because they are so versatile. These no-bake easter bunny donuts will make your easter easy. And make kids (big or small) very happy. With little effort, you can get maximum wow at the table. So, you’ll be able to put your feet up and take a well earned rest over the Easter break. I sure will be!
NO BAKE EASTER BUNNY DONUTS
12 READY-MADE CINNAMON DONUTS
FOR THE WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE
180G WHITE CHOCOLATE (ONE BLOCK), CHOPPED INTO SMALL PIECES
200ML THICKENED CREAM
TEASPOON OF GREEN FOOD COLOURING
FOR THE COCONUT GRASS
A GOOD CUP OR SO OR DESSICATED COCONUT
1-2 TEASPOONS OF GREEN FOOD COLOURING (YOU MAY NEED MORE)
MINI LINDT BUNNY RABBITS
MINI EASTER EGGS
ANY OTHER MINI EASTER CHOCOLATES THAT ARE OUT THERE
LET’S GET COOKING
Heat the cream in a heavy based saucepan, remove from heat when the cream is just about to boil. Add your white chocolate and stir until a smooth ganache forms. Mix in the green food colouring until you are happy with the colour. Set aside.
To make the coconut grass simply add green food colouring and stir until you are happy with the colour. I added the green food colouring bit by bit, stirring inbetween. Once you are happy with your ‘coconut grass’ pour into a small bowl larger than your donut.
Place your donut face down into the white chocolate ganache (it will float, so it will only coat halfway!). Carefully remove your donut from the ganache then place face-down into the green grass. Place the donut green side up on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Repeat for remaining donuts.
To complete your donut, place your lindt bunny or eggs into the centre of the donut! I also used a smarties bunny, milkyway bunny and creme caramel egg (I couldn’t resist!)
Serve Immediately. Enjoy with your family or friends, and don’t forget to rest up over the break.