Noughts and hot cross buns and other Easter ideas

Made these Hot Cross (and noughts) Bun’s yesterday with the help of my 2 mini master chefs using this Best recipe’. I supplemented half of the plain flour with whole wheat. They were a little bit tougher than store brought ones, but were winners nonetheless.

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One of my favourite Easter activities is egg decorating.  As children, we’d blow the egg yolks out of the eggs and decorate with shrinkies, paints and stickers.   Earlier this week, I made these blue and white ones using some wrapping paper I had saved.  Might do a tutorial on them???

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And after all that egg blowing, guess what we had for dinner last night?

easter - fritatta

Also, if you’re catering for a child/ friend who has a dairy allergy/ intolerance- maybe you could give these a try.  I decorated Speculatius biscuits with royal icing (made with egg white beaten till stiff and then added icing mixture).  The bunnies were drawn free hand using a sandwich bag with a small hole cut in the corner.  The eyes and whiskers were painted on with black gel using a toothpick.  They were very easy to make, but so effective.  Note *these biscuits may contain traces of dairy.

easter rabbit collage

How’s your Easter preparation going?  Have you had a Hot Cross Bun yet or some of those Cadbury eggs?  or a Malteser bunny?

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21 comments on “Noughts and hot cross buns and other Easter ideas

  1. Mother Down Under on said:

    When is Easter?
    I think the fact that I have no idea when it is shows how much Easter preparation has been going on around these parts!

    In other news, we had frittata last night too…always a crowd pleaser!

    • I don’t know when Easter is either- but I don’t really need a special occasion to gouge on chocolate! Just looked it up- Good Friday is 29th March and Easter Sunday is the 31st of March.

  2. sitdownmummy.com on said:

    love the egg with the handwriting on it!

  3. sitdownmummy.com on said:

    ps: and I blame this post for the choc hot cross bun I just inhaled ;)

  4. SarahMac on said:

    I’m staying strong on the Easter treats so far. But oh God I love a hot cross bun. I love them sick. Your bunny biscuits are very cute, but let’s face it, I am unlikely to attempt any Easter related craft that is more complex than, say, creating a decorative pile of Easter egg wrappers on the floor by my feet as I gorge myself on them Vicar of Dibley style xxx

    • Haha! I know it’s early to embrace Hot Cross Buns- but I held out since January 1st- and could’ hold out any longer! Whilst your gorging- try a Malteser Bunny (the 50gm ones in the packets)… (P.S. This is not a sponsored comment)

  5. Faux Housewife in Heels Fan on said:

    Clever you! Hot noughts/cross buns! Genius. Who won?

    • Thanks Faux Housewife in Heels. I did :) P.S.- Did you know there’s a way you can never lose noughts and crosses? Google it :)

  6. Another Faux Housewife in Heels on said:

    That tree is amazing- I want one! Are those eggs for sale?

    • You can have them. They belong to the first person who reads this, would like them, and emails me asking for them. Seriously, they are an Easter gift to a special reader x

  7. Yet another Faux Housewife in Heels on said:

    What?? Bunnies on Speculatius biscuits! Who’d have thought. These are so cute!

  8. Bachelormum on said:

    Easter preps? I’m still recovering from my advent calendar I made at Christmas. Those bunnies are inspiring, and yes please do a tute I the egg decorating. I do love making craft with my poppet, and playing noughts and cross buns – clever lady. And thank you for your ongoing encouragement with my entry in the circle of mums award. It’s appreciated. I hope I can return the support some time.

  9. Alicia - One Mother Hen on said:

    Good job on the buns, they look awesome! Eggs look good too, very creative. Haven’t indulged in any choccy yet, i keep telling the kids we can’t eat the eggs(they see in the shop) til easter, so I haven’t bought them any either ;)

    • admin on said:

      Thanks Alicia. I can’t help myself from buying and eating the Easter eggs- I’ll be glad when Easter’s over, so I’m not subjected to so much temptation!

  10. Pink ronnie on said:

    Absolutely adore the noughts and crosses idea…
    Ronnie xo

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