Cooking at Easter with children is a good opportunity to invite children to the kitchen and enjoy making typical recipes for this occasion.
On this occasion we are going to focus on the sweet recipes that you can prepare with the small chefs of the house.
Chocolate easter eggs
This simple recitation for children does not require many materials.
We will need the following:
- 500 gr of fondant chocolate (dark, white or milk)
- Chocolate egg molds (silicone ones work best)
- 1 kitchen brush
First, melt the chocolate in a water bath or in the microwave. Keep the heat low to prevent the chocolate from thickening. We will leave it over low heat for 3 or 4 minutes without stopping stirring.
Next, take the mold by the edges and with the brush previously inserted into the chocolate, brush the mold from the inside out so that it adheres well to the walls of the mould. Let it rest in the fridge for about 10 minutes and repeat this process up to 3 times, to get a thicker layer of chocolate.
When the mold has cooled for the third time, unmold the eggs and with the help of the brush, paint the edges of each half of the egg with chocolate. We can now fill each egg with surprises, candies or other sweets inside to later join both halves of the egg. In the fridge they will finish solidifying.
Finally, you can decorate the egg by melting white or milk chocolate and painting the shell. We would always let it cool down in the fridge and at the end you can wrap them in colored cellophane.
Cookies to cook with children at Easter
Another good suggestion would be to make the typical cookies like the ones we make at Christmas but this time using specific Easter molds. They can be Easter bunnies, carrots, or bunny ears or maybe egg-shaped cookies for example or other farm animals.
As ingredients we will need: 225 g of softened butter, 175 g of sugar, 1 L egg, 5 ml of vanilla essence, 4 g of salt, 2 teaspoons of chemical yeast, 425 g of pastry flour and 5 ml of milk.
For its preparation, we will beat the butter at room temperature together with the sugar for five minutes with a rod mixer. Then add the egg together with the vanilla essence and beat. Later, we add the flour little by little together with the yeast and form a soft dough without it sticking to the fingers (if it stays dry, we would add a little milk.
We divide the dough into portions, as many as cookies we are going to make. Prepare some baking paper and stretch each portion with a rolling pin between the two papers, cover it and let it cool in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 170ºC with heat up and down. Cut the cookies with the cutters and place the raw cookies on the baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 18 minutes and then let them rest for 5 minutes on the oven rack to finish cooling.
The kids will love decorating them afterwards.
There are many more desserts and special sweets to cook with children at Easter, such as French toast in all its varieties, carrot cakes or more variety or the so-called Easter cakes, but we have especially believed that these two recipes will give children a lot of play. More smalls.
Don’t stop cooking at Easter with children!