Easter is just around the corner. Do you know the best thing about celebrating Easter? Well yes, it marks the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, but the other best thing is that it’s on a Sunday! Who doesn’t love a Sunday? And with a festival to celebrate on the same day one can easily get together with the family and cook up a sumptuous meal. But obviously you don’t want to be cooking the entire day.
So Here Are Two Very Easy And Quick Recipes That You Can Whip Up This Easter
1. Easter Appetizer- Devilled Eggs
This easy-to-do egg preparation will make everyone present at the table really happy!
Cooking Time- 30 minutes
Preparation- 45 minutes
Large eggs – 15
Any creamy Salad dressing (1/2 cup)
Dry mustard/ mustard sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Food coloring in red, green, blue and pink (optional)
Place the eggs in a saucepan. Add water and some salt. Boil the eggs for about 15 minutes or till they are done. They need to be hard cooked. Peel the shells.
Cut each egg into half and take the yolks from each piece into a bowl. To the yolks, add salad dressing, hot sauce, mustard sauce, salt and pepper.
If you want to add a Easter touch you can add food color to water and seep the egg white halve sin them till the egg white take up the color tint. You will be left with different colored egg whites.
Spoon the yolk mixture on to each egg half and serve!
2. Easter Tradition- Hot Cross Buns
No Easter celebration will be complete without baking your own Hot Cross Buns. They can be eaten just on their own! Here is a simple way to make this classic using a bread maker.
Cooking Time- 20 minutes
Preparation- 1 hour
Bread maker Machine
Warm Water -3/4 cup warmed to 45-47 °C
Butter – 3 tbsp
Milk powder – 1 tbsp
White powdered sugar- ¼ cup
Salt- 1 pinch
Egg – 2( 1 egg full and separate the other egg into white and yolk part)
All purpose Flour – 3 cups
Active dry yeast – 1 tbsp
Dried raisins or currant – 3/4 cups
Cinnamon (ground) – 1 tbsp
Confectioner’s sugar- ½ cup
Vanilla extract- ¼ tsp
Milk- 2 tsp
In the machine add warm water, butter, milk powder, sugar, salt, egg and egg white, flour and yeast. Start the dough making program.
When the kneading is almost at the end add the raisins or currants and the cinnamon powder.
Take out the dough and lay on a flat surface. Punch it down and cover. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
Shape into small roundels and put in a greased pan. Cover the pan and keep in a warm place for 3-45 minutes to allow the dough to rise.
Mix yolk with water and brush each round bun with the mixture.
Bake at 190 °C for 20 minutes. Remove immediately and cool on a rack. The consistency of the bread should be bouncy to touch.
Add the confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract and milk and draw X’s on the buns.