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21st Mar 2016

Ideas For Easter Fun

Our second favourite holiday is coming up! Why is it our second favourite holiday? Because it only rivals Christmas in the amount of chocolate and food we can get away with eating in one weekend! That’s right, Easter is here!

Easter is a great time to get the family together, why not get everyone together to participate in these great Easter activities!

 

Bake cupcakes together

It’s great fun getting everyone to help out with the baking, especially as you can all individually decorate your own cupcakes! Use this simple recipe from Good Food and, in the immortal words of Mel and Sue, ready, set, BAKE!

 

For the cupcakes:

  • 140 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g self-raising flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 125 ml rapeseed oil
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 50 g chocolate chips
  • 30 g marshmallows (optional) 

For the icing:

  • 250 g butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 600 g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • chocolate mini eggs, to decorate
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4. Put the sugar, flour, cocoa and baking powder into a large bowl and mix. Whisk together the eggs, oil and milk in a separate bowl, stir this into the dry ingredients until well combined, then stir in the milk chocolate chips and marshmallows. To make things easier, why not try our Tower Stainless Steel Hand Mixer (£19.99).
  2. Place cupcake cases into a 12-hole tin. Divide the mixture evenly between the cases and then bake for 20 mins until risen and cooked through. Leave to cool for 5 mins then remove from the tin onto a baking tray to cool completely. 
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and vanilla. Blend in the sugar, a quarter at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Carefully spoon the icing into a piping bag and swirl around the edge of the cupcakes to create a nest. Then pop a few mini eggs in the middle of the icing to fill the nest. 

 

 

Design your own Easter bonnets

Everyone loves making and decorating their own Easter bonnets, and you can even have a bit of a fashion show to really show them off afterwards. 

All you need to do is raid a crafting aisle to pick up everything you need. Popular decorating items include feathers, glitter, pom poms, coloured tissue paper and, of course, some polystyrene or plastic eggs to decorate! When it comes to making the bonnet, you can use thick card, newspaper, paper plates and good old straw hats. Make sure you’ve got plenty of glue and sticky tape to make sure everything is stuck on firmly!

 

 

Enjoy dippy eggs with buttery soldiers

You can’t go wrong with a perfectly cooked egg to dip those buttery toasted soldiers in. Pop some fresh eggs into a medium pan, cover with cold water and place over a high heat. Bring to the boil, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 3 minutes for runny eggs. Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove the eggs and place in some cute eggcups, we love these pastel Eddingtons Authentic Egg Cup Buckets (£5.99). Tap each shell gently with a teaspoon, remove the tops and then DUNK AWAY!

 

Whatever you get up to this Easter, we hope you have a fantastic holiday full of family and chocolatey treats!

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