Happy Easter Weekend! I hope you’re all having a lovely time and eating way too much chocolate, I certainly am! For today’s post, I thought I’d share some easy, classic Easter recipes that don’t take long to do and taste amazing.
Traditional Easter Biscuits:
These are a lot of fun to bake if you have young children who want to help out. They’re a classic, delicious Easter treat and make the kitchen smell wonderfully festive.
What you need:
- 140g salted butter
- 55g raisins
- 1 egg
- 280g self-raising flour
- 140g caster sugar
- grated zest of a lemon
1.) First pre-heat the over to around 190°C
2.) Rub the butter into the bowl of flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. If you have a mixer it may be easier, and less messy, to use this.
3.) Grate the lemon zest into the mixture and add the sugar and raisins.
4.) Add the beaten egg and mix everything together well.
5.) Knead the mixture into a smooth ball. Sprinkle some flour onto a clean surface and place the dough onto it.
6.) Now the fun part! Roll out the dough, not too thin or thick, turning it so it doesn’t stick to the surface or get oily and use a cookie cutter to cut out the desired biscuit shape.
7.) Carefully place the biscuits onto a tray with baking parchment (or butter greased tin foil if you don’t have any parchment like I did) leaving a good distance in between each one.
8.) Bake for 15 minutes until they are very slightly brown and then leave them to cool.
Easter Nest Cakes:
Everyone’s favourite Easter treat! I love nest cakes, both eating and making them. They’re really fun to do and you can get creative if you wish. They’re also incredibly easy and take about 15/20 minutes to make.
What you need:
- 85g shredded wheat
- 200g milk chocolate
- A bag of mini chocolate eggs
- Cupcake cases
1.) Break up the chocolate and melt in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. Keep a close eye on it, constantly stirring so it doesn’t burn
2.) Crush the shredded wheat and mix it into the chocolate. Making sure every piece is coated!
3.) Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases and with a teaspoon press the back into the centre to create a nest shape. Place the chocolate eggs, I used the Galaxy Golden Eggs, into the middle, however many you like! Then leave in the fridge to set and enjoy!
I love baking and writing posts like these, I wish I had the time to do it more often. As I said earlier I hope you all have a great Easter weekend and a well deserved few days off. I plan on spending tomorrow eating a ridiculous amount of chocolate, watching movies, playing some games with the family and my boyfriend and finishing the day with a glorious roast dinner. What are your plans? Have you made any Easter treats this year?