When learning how to make Easter recipes, it is important to touch upon some of the foods specifically prepared for the holiday and the origination of the Easter recipes.
In most countries celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, hard boiled eggs colored with Easter egg dye are a must to be on the menu. Some consider the egg to be pagan celebrating the rebirth of the earth. To us Christians, the egg is a symbol of rebirth through Jesus Christ. In some countries the eggs are painted only red, symbolizing blood of Christ that was shed on the cross.
If you are learning how to make Easter recipes, you will want to make candy. Easter is one of the most popular days of the year for candy. Children usually receive an Easter basket full of candy on Easter morning. Easter candy recipes are usually made with a fondant or marshmallow candy and shaped in the form of crosses, bunnies, chicks and a lot of different size Easter eggs. Quite often these shapes are then dipped in delicious melted chocolate. You can also use a hard candy recipe and shape Easter figures or shape lollipops for the occasion.
When we are learning how to make Easter recipes, easy recipes like this one is always appreciated. These eggs look good and taste good but are easy with no cooking involved.
Combine sugar, coconut, pecans, vanilla and graham cracker crumbs; blend in peanut butter.
Pour melted butter over mixture and blend well; shape mixture into egg shapes (Your choice of size).
Place eggs on tray; refrigerate a couple of hours until firm.
Melt chocolate chips and paraffin in top of double boiler until melted.
Dip or cover Easter eggs with melted chocolate; place on wax paper covered tray.
Let eggs dry or refrigerate until chocolate firms.
NOTE: This candy keeps well; make ahead for Easter.
When learning about how to make Easter recipes, you will find many different flavors of Easter cakes recipes are baked; also different sizes, shapes and forms. First there are cakes which symbolize the resurrection from a Christian’s view like the cross cake which Christ died on. Next we have shaped cakes which come from old folklore (some consider pagan) like Easter bunny cakes; these can be large Easter bunnies or small Easter bunnies. Many people choose to serve small Easter cupcakes and decorate them in many different ways for this special occasion. Any of your favorite cake recipes can be made into cakes for Easter.
No matter what the occasion, every special event must have chocolate; Easter is no different. If you know how to make Easter recipes, decorate the top with chocolate covered eggs or bunnies.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Grease bottom and sides of 10 inch spring form pan.
Combine all brownie ingredients in large bowl; beat by hand and spread batter in greased pan.
Bake until center is set, about 38 to 45 minutes; cool 30 minutes.
Run knife around sides to loosen; remove sides from pan and cool completely.
Place thawed raspberries in syrup in blender, cover and process until pureed’ strain to remove seeds.
In small saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch; gradually add raspberry puree and mix well.
Bring mixture to a boil and cook until clear stirring constantly; cool 5 minutes.
Spread mixture over brownie leaving ½ inch around edges not covered.
Arrange the fresh raspberries on top of cooked puree mixture; refrigerate.
In a medium bowl combine cream cheese and powdered sugar; beat until smooth.
Add melted vanilla chips and beat until smooth; fold in whipped cream and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
Remove topping from refrigerate and stir; spread 1 ½ cups over the raspberries.
Pipe on remaining topping and add Easter eggs to decorate; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
If you have learned how to make bagels, you will find them a very popular bread at Easter. They are usually served with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Many countries have their own Easter bread recipes. Russian kulich which is based on a baba dough or egg bread are baked to celebrate the holiday in the country. These breads symbolize the bread that Christ shared with His disciples. The hot cross buns recipe is probably the most famous of baked recipes served in every Christian country at Easter time. These are sweet yeast rolls made with raisins, currants and sometimes candied fruit. The buns are marked with a cross on each, either indented or marked with an icing recipe. Hot cross buns is the recipe most bakers who know how to make Easter recipes bake but there are many Easter bun recipes.
Icing for tops:
Scald milk; stir butter in until melted and set off to cool to 112 F degrees.
Combine yeast in warm water; set 5 minutes.
Combine sugar and eggs; add in the yeast mixture and add milk mixture.
Beat into mixture 2 cups of the flour; continue beating in flour to a soft dough.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead well.
Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm spot until doubled in bulk.
Roll dough out and spread with melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon; roll up like a jelly roll.
Cut the roll in 1 inch slices; place on greased baking sheets; cover and let rise until doubled in size.
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350F degrees.
Bake rolls until lightly browned about 20 minutes.
Mix powdered sugar with enough cream to make spreadable consistency; frost while still warm.
Makes 26 to 30 Rolls.
If you have learned how to make Easter recipes like the hot cross buns, you will find many stories surround the origination of the hot cross buns recipe dating as far back as the 12th century. Most of these stories have these rolls beginning in England where the custom is to do the baking every year on Good Friday. Unlike ordinary bread, the hot cross buns were not supposed to grow moldy when kept a long time. The history of stale buns are to be retained for all kinds of uses; for making into medicine, for protection against shipwrecks, as a means of keeping rats out of the corn and as an all round good luck charm.
A baked ham recipe has always been the center of my Easter dinner, as with most people in the United States and in many countries. This custom started because many like my family relied on the hogs which we raised for meat. The meat was cured so it would last from butchering time in the fall through spring when Easter rolled around. It was natural to eat what was available. Today many traditional pork recipes have been updated and altered by people who know how to make Easter recipes; now they include more modern versions like the crown pork roast recipe.
When learning how to make Easter recipes, this stuffing is very good inside a crown roast or with other pork roast recipes.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Melt butter in a small skillet over medium high heat; add celery and onion and cook until tender.
Combine apples, bread, walnuts and herbs in a large bowl; stir in celery and onion mixture.
Add egg, milk, salt and pepper to mixture and blend well.
Spoon mixture into a greased 7 X 11 inch baking dish; bake for 30 minutes.
Not all countries celebrate with the same foods when you know how to make Easter recipes. There are countries where lamb is the primary form of meat raised. A traditional Easter dinner may consist of leg of lamb recipe or other traditional lamb dishes. Many of these people know how to cook lamb shanks and they can make a very delicious Easter dinner. Again, many of these countries raise the lamb as their source of food. Easter lamb relates the death of Jesus to the lamb that was sacrificed on the first Passover.
When learning how to make Easter recipes keep in mind that an Easter brunch ideas menu is most popular at this time. When I was younger and I lived up North, after church service on Easter I would invite our church people to my house to eat. I loved this time of the year and the early church service. I would prepare most of the Easter brunch menu in advance like a quiche Lorraine or a wonderful salad but my stuffed French toast recipe would have to be made right before serving. The women from the church helped me to heat everything. With planning and Easter brunch menu can easily be prepared. These are good memories and we all had such a good time.
All of these previously mentioned foods can be worked into an Easter brunch menu but if you are just learning how to make Easter recipes, do not forget Easter pie recipes. These are very popular in many countries. They can be made with cream cheese, custard recipes, fruits or a combination. Polish Easter recipes includes a stuffed egg recipe, a crusted kielbasa and a delicious Polish Easter cake to celebrate the holiday. These recipes are a great way to end a wonderful Easter brunch menu. Easter in Hungary is celebrated with lamb in sour cream sauce and kolacs.There are many wonderful Easter dessert recipes.
These chocolate eclairs are always popular with cooks who know how to make Easter recipes.
Whip together pudding and milk in large bowl; chill 5 minutes.
Fold whipped topping into pudding; spoon into a large zip lock bag and chill.
Place cream puff pastry http://www.painlesscooking.com/italian-cream-puffs.html in a heavy duty zip lock plastic bag and seal.
Cut ½ inch off corner making a 1 inch wide hole.
Squeeze pastry into 4 ½ inch strips 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake in preheated oven at 400F degrees for 30 to 40 minutes; cool completely on racks.
Bring butter, buttermilk and cocoa powder to a boil over medium heat; remove from heat.
Gradually add powdered sugar and stir until smooth.
Cut a ½ inch hole in one end of each éclair with a sharp knife.
Cut ¼ inch off 1 corner of bag with pudding mixture making a ½ inch wide hole.
Squeeze pudding into éclairs; if desired top with a little frosting.
When you know how to make Easter recipes this pie will be among your favorite.
Line pie plate with vanilla wafers; top with sliced bananas and blueberries.
Beat cheese until fluffy in a large mixing bowl; beat in canned milk, water and pudding mix until smooth.
Chill 10 minutes; fold in whipped cream.
Pour into prepared pie plate; chill until ready to serve.Painless Cooking › Holiday Recipes › How to Make Easter Recipes
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