chocolate easter egg nests, painted salt dough eggs, baked (and eaten) lots of sourdough hot cross buns, made easter chick crackers for a lunch and had a fun colour coded egg hunt. Having a 5 year old about is fun. Sylvia has been very excited about the Easter bunny and eager to go to church to hear stories about Jesus. So here is a rundown.
cheese and cracker chicks. Finally I made them myself.
The chicks were made of garlic crackers, cheddar cheese, black sesame seed eyes and carrots for beaks, feet and hair. They were easy and yummy. We also snacked on some smoked almonds so I had fun making them into a nest.
Despite following a recipe, the eggs were a little puffy and soft when they came out of the oven. Not unusual for my oven to be slower than others. We managed to paint one side of the eggs before Sylvia went to bed. I painted the other side while she was refusing to sleep.
I also took along a golden beetroot nut roast for the roast dinner on Sunday. Plus some chocolate cake (that I will write about later.) I loved the Toblerone cheesecake my mum made for dessert on Sunday. And there were hot cross buns galore.
colour coordinated easter eggs. My dad organises the easter egg hunt and embraced the idea of each child collecting a different colour. Below you can see his colour chart.
Louisa from Eat Your Veg for the Family Foodies event which focuses on Healthy Snacks in April. It is hosted on alternate months with Vanesther from Bangers and Mash.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: WSC Chocolate Chip and Honey Scones
Two years ago: Zucchini Layer Cake plus random thoughts
Three years ago: Marzipan choc chip cookies
Four years ago: Curried Paneer and Birthday Cheer
Five years ago: Easter Nut Roast and Feasting
Six years ago: NCR Moody Mushroom Stew
Salt Dough Easter Eggs
From Design Mom
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
egg shaped cutter
Mix flour, salt and water. Knead briefly until you have a smooth dough. (It was slightly tacky but didn't really need extra flour). Roll dough out on baking paper to about 0.5cm thick. (I am not sure this is essential but it keeps the work surface clean.) Cut out egg shapes (I used one of Sylvia's toys because we don't have cutters). Transfer to lined baking tray.
Use a chopstick to poke holes towards the top of the eggs. Bake at 120 C for 2 hours. (Mine were not quite done after this so - some had some softness still but I didn't have the time to leave it longer.) Cool the eggs.
Paint eggs on one side, let dry, turn over over paint other side. When both sides are dry, threat a piece of string through each egg and tie a knot.
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