Easter chicks (paaskuikentjes)
March 25, 2016


These chicks are made out of soft sweet bread.

Make about 9 chicks (depending on the size of course). Total time: 3 hours.


  • 125 ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon dried yeast
  • 400 g flour
  • 75 g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 egg


  1. Add the yeast to the milk and let it sit for a couple of minutes to dissolve.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, butter and the egg.
  3. Add the milk-yeast mixture to the rest of the ingredients and stir it together. When everything is combined start kneading until you have an elastic dough.
  4. Transfer the dough to a greased bowl and cover with cling film. Let sit in a warm spot until doubled in volume(1 to 2 hours).
  5. Divide the dough in the small portions. Make a large ball for the body of the chick and a smaller ball for its head. Pinch the dough to for a little beak. Repeat until all the dough is finished. Place all chicks on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Let rise for another half hour in a warm place.
  7. Preheat your oven to 200 C. Place a small heat proof bowl with hot water in the oven.
  8. Put the chicks in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Let cool and happy Easter!

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