Recipes and gift selection for Easter
Discover different recipe and gift ideas to enjoy the Easter day.
This year, Easter is on Sunday, April 21st and it is the opportunity to taste the eggs of the brand Cadbury, famous throughout Great Britain and Ireland and to know a little more about this holiday.
Easter story in Ireland
Even before the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, the month of April marked the beginning of spring and the renewal of nature: the moment when the land becomes fertile again, hens lay again and animals like lambs, see the day.
Gourmet recipes for Easter
1. Hot Cross Buns
- 24 g of fresh baker's yeast, 1 sachet of 8 g dehydrated baker's yeast
- 100 g of powdered sugar
- 35 cl of hot milk
- 450 g flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 50 g of soft butter
- 1 egg
- 200 g raisins
- orange or lemon zest
Ingredients for cross:
- 2 tablespoons of flour
Ingredients for frosting:
- 3 cl of water
- 1 sheet of food gelatin
1/ Dissolve yeast with 2 teaspoons of sugar and warm milk, then let rise 10 minutes.
3/ Knead the dough by hand, on a floured surface, for several minutes or by the robot, in order to obtain an elastic paste that no longer sticks to the fingers.
4/ In a warm place, let the dough rise (in a lightly oiled salad bowl and covered with a clean cloth) for at least 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
6/ Do not squeeze the balls of pasta against each other, space them a little because they are still inflated to stick themselves to each other. Let rise, covering with a clean cloth, in a warm place for another 30 minutes. (The balls must then stand to each other).
7/ Preheat your oven to 200°C.
8/ In a bowl, mix the flour and water to obtain a smooth dough (add a little flour if it is too liquid). Using a piping bag, draw a cross on each ball.
10/ Brush with frosting. To do this, stir over very low heat and stirring the sugar and the water. When the sugar is well melted and this syrup is transparent, add a sheet of gelatin food that you will soak for 5 to 10 minutes in cold water.
11/ Mix well and let cool for two minutes. Using a brush, brush this topping on hot buns.
12/ Serve hot.
2. Brownies with melting Cadbury eggs
Ingredients for brownies:
- 85 g of flour
- 2 tablespoons of Cadbury cocoa powder
- 170 g of Cadbury Milk Chocolate
- 140 g of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Ingredients for creme filling:
- 85 g of golden syrup
- 25 g of butter
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
Ingredients for chocolate filling:
- 100 g of milk chocolate
- 50g of butter
1/ Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 20 x 20cm mold.
3/ Beat the eggs, the vanilla extract, then the sugar.
4/ Sift flour and cocoa powder, add to the mixture.
6/ Place the creamed eggs in the brownie mixture at spaced intervals.
7/ Bake for 25-30 minutes. For soft brownies, take them out just before they are completely cooked.
8/ Let cool.
9/ To make the cream, beat the golden syrup, butter and vanilla until smooth and even. Slowly add the sugar and beat until the liquid is creamy.
11/ Finally, melt the butter and chocolate together in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
12/ Pour over the brownies and let take, then cut the brownies cooled in squares.
3. Creme eggs Popcorn
Ingredients for 4 people:
- half a spoon of sunflower oil
- 150 g of corn special popcorn
1/ Heat the oil in a large pan with a lid to the right size over medium heat.
2/ Add the corn, cover with the lid and shake lightly so that the oil covers the corn kernels.
3/ Heat until the corn kernels finish exploding.
4/ Turn off the heat, let stand for 20 to 30 seconds and then mix with the previously crushed Cadbury eggs.
5/ Tip: If you crush the eggs by hand, it's even better to make small pieces so that they mix well with popcorn.
Easter gift selection
This Sunday, April 21st is a new opportunity to crack for some chocolate treats. Eggs and chocolate are the most widely distributed gifts on Easter day. Eggs, bars and tablets, chocolate powder ... Choose your favorite chocolate from an original selection and melt your taste buds.
According to tradition, the Easter Bunny distributes, on the morning of Easter, coloured or chocolate eggs. This messenger is represented by a rabbit in the English speaking regions or by a hare.
Easter is also an opportunity to offer to the youngest rabbits plush of Jomanda brand.