Easter Treats

HAPPY EASTER!

I have been so excited for this blog post. I had so many ideas on different recipes based around Easter, that I knew had to do a blog post. I came up with 3 different recipes I wanted to try out; one’s really simple, another has a bit more to it and the third is more of a challenge (for someone like me anyways). But I have made sure there is something for everyone, enjoy…

Easter Egg Nests

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What you will need:

  • Milk Chocolate
  • White Chocolate (optional)
  • Rice Krispies/Cornflakes/Cereal of your choice
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I love this recipe mainly because of its simplicity but aren’t they just the cutest?! Anyways, to begin with you put either Rice Krispies or Cornflakes, whatever your preference, into a bowl. Then melt the milk chocolate and pour into your bowl of cereal. Grab a spoon, and mix it up, so the chocolate has completely covered the cereal. Once completed, empty the contents of the bowl into cupcake cases. Next, add mini eggs on top for decoration. After waiting for the chocolate to harden I finished with grating white chocolate over the top.Of course this is optional, I just thought it added a bit more detail. Also, I took the cases off just to make them look more like nests.

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Flower Cupcakes

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What you will need:

  • 60g Softened Butter
  • 60g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 60g Self-raising Flour
  • 1 tbsp milk

For the top:

  • 150g Icing Sugar
  • Pink Food Colouring Gel
  • 115g Softened Butter
  • 1-2 drops of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • Wafer Daisies

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I wanted to make these with the least ingredients I could so you could easily find them at home, well mainly the base, but if you wanted to go all out then feel free. First, set the oven to Gas Mark 4/180*c/350*f. Mix the butter and sugar together until you it becomes creamy. Add the egg and carry on stirring until the mixture is smooth. Next add the flour and milk, mixing until smooth. Fill as many cupcake cases you have with the mixture, you only need a big spoonful in each, you should make about 6-8, possibly more. They need to cook for 20 minutes, but keep checking and whenever they spring back up after touching, take them out.

You need to wait for them to completely cool before starting to ice. To prepare the icing, is really simple, all you do is add the butter, sugar, vanilla extract and milk together, then mix it until smooth. Next, add a bit of the food colouring gel a bit at a time until you get it to the shade you want it to. If you have an icing bag and nozzle (is that even the right word??) then place the icing into the bag and decorate your cupcakes. YOU NEED THE ICING TO BE AT A REALLY THICK CONSISTENCY, otherwise your fancy nozzle will just be a waste of time and your beautiful mixture will trickle down the sides, trust me from experience I know. Just keep adding icing sugar to thicken it up, for me it didn’t change the sweetness of the icing. Finally, if you have anything to decorate the top with, then add that, I used these wafer daisies and I think they make it look so cute!

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Gingerbread Easter Biscuits

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What you will need:

  • 150g Self Raising Flour
  • pinch of Salt
  • 3 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 50g Caster Sugar
  • 25g Margarine
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Milk

For the top:

  • Icing Sugar
  • Writing icing gel
  • Pink Colouring Gel
  • Yellow Colouring Gel

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Can we all just take a minute to realise how scary that bunny looks in the bottom right corner? Ooops

Grease a baking tray and preheat the oven to Gas Mark 3/160*c/325*f. Add the flour, salt and ginger in a bowl. Then you need to warm up the sugar, margarine and syrup all together and add to the other ingredients. Stir really well! Add milk until you have a dough like consistency. Next, roll it out and cut your Easter Shapes. I bought some cutters from Matalan for only £1.50 (Not sponsored). They are actually the cutest! You need to have them in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Once out of the oven you need to allow to cool, then lift them onto a plate, etc.

Once ready for the decoration, mix icing sugar with water and add your food colouring gel. You may need to make a couple of bowls of this to add different colours to different biscuits. Basically, at this stage decorate however you’d like. I used writing icing gel that I found from Tesco to do the finer details.

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Hope you enjoyed this blog post as much as I enjoyed writing it. It’s something completely different to what I usually blog about, but I love baking. Comment down below, if you’re thinking about trying one of these or if you already made your own, leave your link in the comments.

Love, Sophie

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