chocolate easter egg nests, painted salt dough eggs, baked (and eaten) lots of sourdough hot cross buns, made easter chick crackers for a lunch and had a fun colour coded egg hunt. Having a 5 year old about is fun. Sylvia has been very excited about the Easter bunny and eager to go to church to hear stories about Jesus. So here is a rundown.
cheese and cracker chicks. Finally I made them myself.
The chicks were made of garlic crackers, cheddar cheese, black sesame seed eyes and carrots for beaks, feet and hair. They were easy and yummy. We also snacked on some smoked almonds so I had fun making them into a nest.
Despite following a recipe, the eggs were a little puffy and soft when they came out of the oven. Not unusual for my oven to be slower than others. We managed to paint one side of the eggs before Sylvia went to bed. I painted the other side while she was refusing to sleep.
I also took along a golden beetroot nut roast for the roast dinner on Sunday. Plus some chocolate cake (that I will write about later.) I loved the Toblerone cheesecake my mum made for dessert on Sunday. And there were hot cross buns galore.
colour coordinated easter eggs. My dad organises the easter egg hunt and embraced the idea of each child collecting a different colour. Below you can see his colour chart.
Louisa from Eat Your Veg for the Family Foodies event which focuses on Healthy Snacks in April. It is hosted on alternate months with Vanesther from Bangers and Mash.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: WSC Chocolate Chip and Honey Scones
Two years ago: Zucchini Layer Cake plus random thoughts
Three years ago: Marzipan choc chip cookies
Four years ago: Curried Paneer and Birthday Cheer
Five years ago: Easter Nut Roast and Feasting
Six years ago: NCR Moody Mushroom Stew
Salt Dough Easter Eggs
From Design Mom
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
egg shaped cutter
Mix flour, salt and water. Knead briefly until you have a smooth dough. (It was slightly tacky but didn't really need extra flour). Roll dough out on baking paper to about 0.5cm thick. (I am not sure this is essential but it keeps the work surface clean.) Cut out egg shapes (I used one of Sylvia's toys because we don't have cutters). Transfer to lined baking tray.
Use a chopstick to poke holes towards the top of the eggs. Bake at 120 C for 2 hours. (Mine were not quite done after this so - some had some softness still but I didn't have the time to leave it longer.) Cool the eggs.
Paint eggs on one side, let dry, turn over over paint other side. When both sides are dry, threat a piece of string through each egg and tie a knot.
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Monday, 21 April 2014
Easter chick crackers, salt dough easter eggs, and an egg hunt
Posted by Johanna GGG at 22:23
Labels: blog events, festive/Christmas, starters/snacks/dips
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Salt dough easter eggs are such a great idea! I didn't hunt for anything vegan we could paint this year but I am saving this for next year! Sounds like a fun thing to do.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mihl - it is a nice alternative to real eggsDelete
Sounds like a perfect Easter weekend. Those cheese easter chick crackers are so cute. Your mums meals sound delicious tooReplyDelete
Thanks Katie - yes mum made some great food over the weekendDelete
I love the idea of a colour coded egg hunt, and your dough egg centre piece looks great. In fact, everything looks great! It sounds like a lovely weekend.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kari - I was quite impressed with the egg centrepieces - it looked great with all the dough eggs the kids had made (just as well my dad drilled holes in the ones my nieces made so we could hang them up too)Delete
Wow Easter is such a big time for kids. There are so many fun crafts for them to do! :DReplyDelete
yes easter is a fun time for kids - it was always a bit time for my family though I have talked to others who didn't do as much as usDelete
Those painted easter eggs are so cute! WHat a fun project!ReplyDelete
Thanks Joanne - it was fun though I think I did a lot of it and Sylvia helped when it interested herDelete
Once again I am amazed Johanna! You do such fun things with Sylvia. I'm so delighted to be able to "watch" her grow and see your creative influence bloom.ReplyDelete
Those Cheese & Cracker Chicks are just soooo adorable. I bet they would be perfect for a May Day celebration too:)
I think it is so adorable that your father took charge of the Easter Egg hunt coordinating colors and hiding in elusive places. It sounds like your family had a wonderful Easter!
Thank you so much for sharing, Johanna...
Thanks Louise - the easter egg hunt was just right for my dad - and I am pleased to share a little of our creations with youDelete
You guys did such an amazing job with these. what a fun Easter project for the kidlets :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Cass - I've got heaps of easter ideas on pinterest - helps find some projectsDelete
Absolutely love all your Easter stuff, especially the ornaments! And your coded egg hunt sounds very civilised - ours was pandemonium :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Kate - I am sure your easter egg hunt would be fun - we have had some crazy ones in the pastDelete
I still have to get around to salt dough crafts, every year I say I'll make Christmas decs, then Valentines, then Easter etc! Love the egg hunting board with the children's names and corresponding egg!ReplyDelete
Thanks Veganopoulous - I've been collecting lots of ideas for salt dough crafts on pinterest - am glad to finally try it - it was easy to work with but need to work on what baking time works with my oven - would love to do the christmas decorations with it.Delete
I adore your salt dough Easter eggs - they are so cute!ReplyDelete
Our posts are very similar with tales of how we spent the long weekend. I love how you did so much baking with your 5-yr old. I can understand her being too excited to go to sleep. And that's a great idea about making the children collect only one colour of eggs - I'll remember that for next year! xxReplyDelete
Thanks Charlie - yes our easters were quite similar - I love having good friday as a quiet day to potter around the house so that is often a baking day. The colour coding was great for the easter egg hunt - though one of my older nieces was quite keen on finding others' eggs and rehiding them so the older ones wont necessarily act nice even with this (though I told me niece that was not on)Delete
Your family always puts on such a great spread! I love the colour-coded egg hunt idea too. Wish I'd thought of that when my kids were small. It would have saved a lot of hysteria.ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda - the colour coded egg hunt was fun - though I wonder if the novelty was part of what the kids loved - it was interesting to see the different dynamics with this hunt and nice that they were helping out each other towards the end when there were just a few eggs leftDelete
Oh I'm loving your easter egg tree of salt dough eggs, what a gorgeous idea to do with your daughter. The chick crackers are cute as pie too, lovely wee make and a fabulous entry to this month's Family Foodies 'Healthy Snacks' event.ReplyDelete