Friday, 18 April 2014

EASTER BAKING IDEAS!!!

Want to surprise your family with some sweet treats this Easter? Look now further than these yummy recipes from readers Amelia and Charlotte, and their kitchen goddess mum Ros!


EASTER CHOCOLATE CRISPIE NESTS...
(Makes approx 24)

You will need:
300g cook's chocolate/ chocolate cake covering
100g rice crispies
75g raisins
bag of chocolate mini eggs
paper bun cases


Method: 
Place bun cases ready in two bun trays. Melt chocolate either in a bowl over a pan of boiling water, OR in a bowl in the microwave (1-2 minutes... do it in stages and keep checking!). Add rice crispies and raisins and mix well, then spoon mixture into bun cases and add two or three mini eggs to each nest. Allow to set and enjoy!

SPRING CITRUS CAKES

You will need:
paper bun cases
100g margarine
100g caster sugar
100g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1 orange

For butter icing:
75g butter, softened
175g icing sugar
a little juice from orange
jelly orange/lemon slices

Method:
Turn oven to 180 deg c, place bun cases in bun trays ready. Cream marge and sugar together until light and fluffy and gradually beat in eggs, one at a time, adding a little flour with each. Fold in remaining flour and baking powder. Add half juice from orange and grate in zest of orange is liked. Divide mix between bun cases and bake for approx 20 minutes until golden brown.
Icing:
Beat butter in bowl until creamy, sift and gradually beat in icing sugar adding a little juice from orange. Pipe or spread onto cooled buns and decorate with jelly orange/ lemon slices or pretty icing flowers.

Wow... these recipes look amazing... I will definitely be trying them! COMMENT BELOW to tell us your favourite Easter treats... mmmm!

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