No, I didn’t make a rabbit roast. I am not doubting that rabbit is perfectly fine to eat and I am by no means a vegetarian, however, bunnies are just too cute for my palate. I did roast a lovely cross rib roast and baked a cake that looked like a cartoon rabbit though.
The roast that I made on Sunday was rubbed with olive oil, garlic, sea salt, rosemary and tarragon after I drizzled it with apple cider vinegar (due to a lack of a reasonable balsamic). Perfectly tender and juicy, which made for a great sandwich the next day.
First, I took chopped garlic and onions and sauteed them in a pan with some EVOO until browned and then added the fragrant mixture and some tarragon to mayonnaise that I made the day before. Topped on lightly toasted sprouted grain bread with the onion garlic aioli, cucumbers and thinly sliced roast beef made for a delicious day after lunch.
As far as the bunny is concerned…love it! I actually got the full idea from a flight attendant that I had just flown with. Let’s see if you can figure out how I cut it. I realize that this is not a full picture so I’ll give you a hint. Head, ears and bow tie.
Rich dark chocolate cake topped with contrasting vanilla icing and patted with shredded coconut for the fur, this bunny cake was truly enjoyed. Since my son doesn’t like coconut, I made a chocolate ganache to cover the bow tie and he added some of his Easter candy for color. The eyes and nose are poured white chocolate with black licorice whiskers and mouth. The finished product was an adorably furry treat enjoyed by all of the kids. Next year though, I think that I will pipe the icing to look like fur instead of using coconut. Or….what about shaved white chocolate?