Easter time is like a carnival. After the 40 day fasting period of lent, Easter or the day of resurrection of Jesus Christ comes as a day of celebration, fun and merry making. A big part of this joyous occasion is the Easter egg hunt. So here are the five fabulous Easter egg ideas that will make Easter more exciting!
Marzipan is a classic ingredient to make Easter eggs with. You can easily buy readymade ones from a store, but making them with your kids is much more fun. Make a soft dough of almond paste and caster sugar. Add your favourite flavour or natural food colour to this for more fun and a more flamboyant twist to the process! You egg get shaped plastic and silicon moulds very easily in the market, especially around Easter. All you need to do is fill them with you Easter egg mix. Melt-in-the-mouth multicolored marzipan Easter eggs are ready, it’ll be a huge challenge to resist this one!
Chocolate eggs are amongst the most popular ones. You can make Easter eggs purely with chocolate or with a little surprise in it. Use crunchy nuts or soft caramel toffee or even candied fruits for a hint of tang in between the egg. Melt chocolate and add rice crispies, gems, candies or chocolate chips and fill the mixture into egg moulds. Use white, milk and dark chocolate in layers or make a fudge center for a full on chocolatey experience
Fill hard candy into to egg shaped moulds and set them till they are hard. You can also half fill the moulds with a hard candy mixture of your choice and flavour and fill the hollow inside with a soft marshmallow or salted caramel fudge or a whole almond. The contrasting textures and flavours when you bite into them are like a surprise party for your taste buds!
If you really want to innovate this Easter why not go the whole mile? Pick your favourite Indian mithai crumble it and set in egg moulds or just shape them with your hands Use kalakand, milk cake, badam or kaju katli, motichoor laddoos, dry fruit roll studded with crunchy dried fruits or even the puffed rice and jaggery mixture used to make kurmura laddoos. Dip these in well-tempered melted chocolate or cover it with royal icing. Use sprinklers to make faces on it.
Cake pops are a big hit this season. Take your favourite cake crumbs and shape them into little eggs and insert a little stick at the bottom. You can them coat these with your favourite icing or just melted chocolate and use sprinkles and dried fruits or more chocolate to make cute egg faces on them. Arrange an array of these in a jar or stick them into your Easter basket and watch in delight as kids and even the adults gorge on these beauties!
A great idea to serve these little Easter egg wonders is to place them in a sweet coconut sugar nest. Melt sugar in a pan and add grated dry or fresh coconut and maybe some cinnamon or cardamom powder. Once this mixture is sticky shape it into little nest shapes and allow to cool.
Now that we have given you a couple of ideas as to how you can make Easter more special this year. Browse through sanjeevkapoor.com for more recipes perfect for Easter!
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