So many shiny parts, I didn't know what to use first!
I decided some Easter Buns would be a good first work out for work out for my new food processor. These are extremely easy to make, I've been making them since I was a kid with my mother and we all used to fight over licking the bowl at the end.
14 oz Self Raising Flour
8oz Caster Sugar
4 Medium Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
A few drops of orange food Colouring
A few drops of Orange Essence
Preheat the oven at a medium heat.
This recipe will make 24 buns
6oz icing sugar
2/3 tablespoons of water
A Drop of Orange essence
A drop of Orange food Colouring
Whatever Decorations take your fancy
Beat the Butter and Sugar together.
Fold in the eggs, and the add Flour spoon by spoon
Add Vanilla and orange Essene. And then add the food colouring. Use as much or little as you want. Depending on the colour you want your buns to be.
This mixture will make 24 buns, Put into the oven for 15-20 Minutes. You know they are cooked when they are golden and raised.
While your buns are cooking haha get your icing sugar and water. Be careful with the water add only a little at a time, you don;t want it to runny. Beat it into the icing sugar with a spoon.
Add the Colouring and the Essence
Until its the Colour and taste you want it
Put the buns on a cooling wire and when they are completely cooled down. And then ice them with as much or as little cing as you would like.
Now for some Chocolate Bunnies.
I bought these fab moulds on ebay They have a good range of them.
You can use whatever chocolate takes your fancy, Put what ever else takes your fancy into them. I used Dairy milk Chocolate, White chocolate and Marshmallows.
I melt the Chocolate in the microwave, the trick is to do it slowly and take it out ever minute and give it a good mix. Do not let it burn, this can happen very quickly so keep an eye on it.
This is really messy so make sure your hands are clean, You will need to use your hands.
Put them into the fridge for an hour and they should just pop out.
I made these for my family this year instead of buying Easter eggs. They don't look perfect but then home made is not always going to look perfect and that's what I like about these. They taste amazing.
Have a Happy Easter, I hope you all have an amazing day with your family.