Friday, 14 April 2017

Quick & Easy Easter Treats

As it is almost Easter and I finally had some time to do some baking and everything, I want to show you three quick and easy recipes today!
You can already tell by the images that I'm not an expert when it comes to cooking, baking, etc. but everything I made is delicious and that's why I want to share it with you! :)

Easter Dirt Pudding Cups (original)
You will need...
  • 1 package of Oreos
  • 2 packs instant vanilla pudding
  • 340 g whipped cream
  • 226 g cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • food colouring (blue, pink, green)
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  •  chocolate eggs
You will have to...
  • Crush the oreos
  • Whisk pudding mix and milk and set aside to thicken in a bowl
  • In another bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth; add and beat in powdered sugar
  • Whisk in whipped cream into pudding
  • Pour pudding mixture into cream cheese mixture and mix until combined
  • Divide mixture in half. Using a few drops of food colouring for each, stir until colour is completely mixed in.
  • Begin layering in small jars: 1-2 tbsp crushed Oreos, 2 tbsp one coloured pudding, 1-2 tbsp crushed Oreos, 2 tbsp other coloured pudding...
  • Place coconut in a small plastic storage bag, place a few drops of food colouring into the coconut, mix until coconut is dyed
  • Place coconut onto top layer of Oreos and add a few chocolate eggs

Almond Macaroon Nests (original)
You will need (for 30 nests)...
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 package sweetened almond flakes
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • 70 - 90 mini candy eggs
You will have to...
  • Preheat the oven to 150 °C
  • Combine the egg whites, salt and sugar, then mix in the almonds
  • Drop 2 tablespoons of the almond mixture into each prepared mini muffin cup
  • Lightly press the mixture into the bottom 
  • Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, until lightly golden on top
  • Let them cool
  • Melt the chocolate, then add a small amount of chocolate into each nest and 2 or 3 candy eggs

Strawberry Margarita Mocktail (original)
You will need...
  • 500 g strawberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 sparkling water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • Ice
  • Coloured sugar
  • Lime for garnish
You will have to...
  • Place the strawberries, orange juice, sparkling water, lime juice and ice into your blender
  • Blend until it reaches a slushy consistency
  • Take a lime wheel and cut a small slit then wipe it around the rim of the glasses, creating moisture on the inside and outside of 4 glasses
  • Pour the coarse sugar onto a plate and roll the glasses in it, collecting the sugar onto the lime juice on the rim
  • Pour the Strawberry Margarita into 4 glasses, garnish with a lime and serve! 

Let me know if you'll give these a try and if so, make sure to tweet or send me some photos! :) 

Happy Easter everyone! x

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