Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Goodies

Hooray!!! It is Easter Holidays. We have 4 days holidays continuous for this weekend. Well, most of the shops will close on Easter Friday and Easter Sunday. I didn’t plan to go anywhere on Easter Friday but stay at home and bake some Easter bunny cookies and Chocolate Cake top with Easter egg! I already prepared all the baking ingredients few days ago.

I planned to buy some Easter eggs and Easter Bunny for my baking decorations but I had received some of them from colleagues yesterday. Here are the photos of Easter Eggs and Easter Bunny.

Alright, first recipe that I am going to bake is the Chocolate Cake top with Easter egg.

I had also bought a white chocolate writing icing for decorations on the cake and cookies. Oooo no…my handwriting with the icing is very bad!!! = D

**Happy Easter** : )

~~Happy Easter~~ ; )

*~Happy Easter~* = )

Chocolate Cake top with Easter egg


200g dark chocolate, chopped
200g butter, softened
220g brown sugar
1tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs, at room temperature
225g self-raising flour
32g cocoa powder
255ml milk
Easter eggs, for decorations

What to do

1. Place chocolate into a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. With medium heat, stirring every minute with a metal spoon, or until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla essence until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Add cooled chocolate. Mix well.

3. Sift flour and cocoa powder together. Fold half the flour mixture into chocolate mixture. Fold half the milk into chocolate mixture. Repeat with remaining flour mixture and milk.

4. Spoon cake batter into muffin pan. Smooth surface. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand for 15 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

5. Top with Easter eggs. Serve.

Following will be the Easter Bunny Cookies! I had added some sesame seeds so that it wouldn’t look too plain. You may imagine that this bunny is wearing a cloths with black and white dot! Hehe…

Too bad…I failed to draw the eye on the bunny. I tried but it looked so ugly so decided to leave it plain. = )

I have also used part of the cookies dough for my cookies cutters my brother sent to me from Japan. See, they look cute huh! = D

Easter Bunny Cookies


200g Butter
30g icing sugar
1 egg
1tbsp fresh milk
300g Plain flour
40g wholemeal flour
30g black and white sesame seeds

What to do

(1) Cream butter and sugar till well combined. Add in milk and egg.

(2) Add in flour and mix well followed by wholemeal flour and sesame seeds to form a soft dough.

(3) Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth. Divide dough in half. Press each half into a 10cm (diameter) round. Wrap separately in greaseproof paper and refrigerate for 40 minutes, or until firm.

(4) Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Roll dough out between 2 sheets of baking paper to 5mm thick.

(5) Cut out shapes and place onto lined tray. Refrigerate until firm. Press leftover dough together. Repeat until all dough is used.

(6) Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

With this fabulous chocolate cake and Easter bunny cookies, I wish everyone have a happy and safe Easter!

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