Orange Bunny Rolls

The Orange Bunny Rolls I baked for Easter brunch this year were a rift on my Italian Anise Easter Bread recipe of years past. In fact, I just took that dough recipe, swirled it in orange marmalade, and gave it bunny ears. Festive and YUM! The idea to shape my rolls into bunnies and fill…

Batik Easter Eggs

Happy Easter! to all those that celebrate it, and Happy Spring! to everyone else! This year I painted my eggs with simple wax patterns before dyeing them. It was a surprisingly easy process, but it’s probably not the best egg dyeing project to do with children, as you’ll be working with hot wax. Materials: a…

Hot Cross Buns

I have been eyeballing hot cross bun recipes for years.  Every Easter I’d briefly consider baking them before settling on a “simpler” and “less time consuming” Easter bread.  This year, seeing as time was not an issue, I was determined to give these a try, and I’m glad I did.  They turned out to be…

Because this Dummy doesn’t know how to Hard Boil an Egg…

Seriously… I have been hard boiling eggs for years, but I tend to only do it a few times year, usually when Easter comes around, and each time I end up having to do a quick online search for the correct cooking time for the eggs because in the interim I always forget.  Last year…

Italian Anise Easter Bread

It took me a few days to post this recipe, but I made this lovely, enriched, anise scented bread on Good Friday, in a lead-up to the Easter weekend festivities.  I found the recipe in The Bread Bible, and decided to give it a try.  The original recipe has you dividing the dough into three…

Coconut Sugar Cookies

My Coconut Sugar Cookies are not as coconut-ty as they could be, in fact, the only coconut I use in my dough is coconut extract.  Normally I would top my buttercream with shredded coconut, but as I am baking these cookies for Easter, I decided on pastel piped buttercream instead. I confess to owning a…