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Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Cupcakes
This round, rich, sweet, yeast bun is traditionally served on Good Friday. Made of milk, yeast, sugar, flour, spices (such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves), eggs, butter, currants, raisins and/or candied fruit. more Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons have wonderfully crispy edges and soft and chewy centers. They are lovely when dipped in melted chocolate. more Coconut Cupcakes, sometimes called Snowball Cupcakes, take a sweet and buttery white cake and cover it with a tangy cream cheese frosting and coconut. more
Easter Nests Sugar Cookies Coconut Macaroons
Melted semi sweet or milk chocolate and crunchy chow mein noodles are the only two ingredients that you need to make these cute chocolate Easter nests. more These sweet and buttery cut-out cookies are always a favorite for not only can you tailor the shape of the cookie to the occasion but you can also dress them simply with granulated or colored sugars or make them very decorative by frosting them with royal icing. more Coconut Macaroons have a wonderfully sweet coconut flavor with a crisp exterior and a soft and chewy texture. more
Orange Chiffon Cake  Chocolate Cupcakes New York Style Cheesecake
This Orange Chiffon Cake has the flavor of oranges with a wonderful light and spongy texture. It has a moist and tender crumb and that keeps the cake soft even when refrigerated. more These beautiful chocolate cupcakes have a wonderful chocolate flavor and are frosted with a chocolate fudge frosting. more New York Style Cheesecakes are creamy, and smooth, and rich, and dense, and absolutely delicious. more
     
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Celebrations always need a special dessert and Easter is no exception. Easter has two sides; the religious and the commercial. While the religious side of Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus on the third day (Easter Sunday) after his crucifixion (Good Friday), the commercial side involves feasting, decorating and hunting for Easter eggs, and lots of chocolate and candy.

Easter has certain foods attached to it, but they differ from country to country and from family to family. One tradition my family enjoys is to have Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday. These sweet yeast buns are flavored with spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves) and loaded with currants (or raisins) and candied fruit. What makes them so distinctive looking is that the tops of the buns are marked with a cross which symbolically represents the Cross of Christ and the Crucifixion. If you are superstitious you will like the tale that Hot Cross Buns baked on Good Friday never become moldy and they say that you should save one bun as a good luck charm until the next year's buns are made.

Since the commercial side of Easter is primarily for children, I always liked to do something special with my kids. When they were small I often held a neighborhood cookie decorating party. First I would make a large batch of sugar cookies, made in the shapes  of bunnies, chicks, and eggs. Then I would have small bowls of different colored royal icing and lots of colored sprinkles. Each child would get a paper plate and a small spatula and how they loved creating their own masterpieces. Since this is a messy process, I found it best to cover the table with a plastic disposable tablecloth and aprons are definitely a good idea.

Lastly, there are so many choices for Easter desserts. Carrot Cake is one of my personal favorites, whether in cake form or as individual Easter Baskets. The chocolate lover may be inclined to make the  Chocolate Butter Cake or the Easter Chocolate Cake. Other ideas are the Red Velvet Cake, Coconut Cake, or the Hummingbird Cake. If strawberries are available you may want to make the Meringue Cake with Strawberries and Cream. Another great idea is the Shortbread Tarts filled with cream and topped with fresh berries. So enjoy this time with family and friends and have a Happy Easter.

Banana Cream Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Pecan Pie

A Banana Cream Pie is all about crisp pastry, a velvety smooth vanilla flavored filling, loads of bananas, all covered with fluffy whipped cream. more This homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, encased in a delicious buttery pastry, is full of sweet strawberries and tangy rhubarb. more Pecan Pie is a delicious combination of toasted pecans, sugar, and eggs which gives this pie wonderful flavor with a dense and chewy texture. more

Chocolate Cheesecake

Easy Fruit Tart

Coconut Cake

A Chocolate Cheesecake is a real showstopper that combines three delicious layers of chocolate. The cheesecake layer is smooth and creamy that will remind you of a thick chocolate mousse. more This Easy Fruit Tart has a buttery sweet shortbread crust, a creamy smooth filling made with mascarpone cheese and heavy cream, and lots of beautiful fresh fruit. more This cake consists of layers of moist coconut-flavored butter cake that are filled with a tangy lemon curd and then the entire cake is frosted with a smooth and shiny 7-Minute Frosting and sweetened coconut. more

 Hummingbird Cake

Lemon Tart

Carrot Cake

This Hummingbird Cake is moist and flavorful with chopped pecans, crushed pineapple, and mashed bananas. It is frosted with a delicious cream cheese frosting. more This Lemon Tart has a buttery shortbread crust, a creamy lemon filling, and lovely swirls of whipped cream on top. Absolutely Delicious. more This Carrot Cake is moist and flavorful with grated carrots and is frosted with a delicious cream cheese frosting. more

White Butter Cake

Fruit Tart

Pavlova

There are many ways to serve this cake, from the formal where it is lavishly filled and frosted, to other times when you may want to serve it plain with just a dusting of powdered sugar. more Everyone loves the elegance of a fruit tart with its topping of beautiful fresh fruit. Whether you use a single fruit (like strawberries) or a medley of berries, sliced kiwi, plums, bananas, pineapple, and/or melon no one can resist its beauty. more This meringue cake, with its unusual soft sweet marshmallow center and crisp crust is produced by folding a little vinegar and cornstarch into the stiffly beaten egg whites and sugar. more

Individual Cheesecakes

Chocolate Truffles

Cream Puffs

Individual Cheesecakes have a lovely creamy smooth texture and are wonderfully rich. more These rich and elegant, bite-sized round petit fours are made from a mixture of dark or white chocolate and cream to which various flavorings can be added: butter, liqueurs, extracts, nuts, coffee, purees, spices, candied or dried fruits. more A favorite is the cream puff which is a hollow round of crisp choux pastry that is split in half, filled with a cream or custard, and dusted with powdered sugar. more

Cinnamon Rolls (Buns)

Ham & Egg Pie

Sponge Cake filled with Raspberry Cream

Although you may be able to buy these gorgeous buns, nothing compares to the smiles you are rewarded with when your family wakes up to the smell of these baking in the oven. more

A good breakfast or brunch dish with its puff pastry crust layered with ham and eggs. Using frozen store bought puff pastry makes this dish easy to put together. more

Sponge Cakes presented in this way have a beautiful pinwheel design and they are often filled with toppings like lemon curd, jam or preserves, fruit sauces, chopped nuts, ganache. more.

Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

Strawberry Ice Cream is made with strawberry puree which gives it a lovely strawberry flavor. more Strawberry Shortcake is composed of a scone or biscuit that is cut in half and filled with whipped cream and lightly sweetened strawberries. more The flavors of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb complement each other and are beautifully showcased when wrapped in the buttery and crumbly pastry. more

Profiteroles

Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Brownies

Sweet Profiteroles are delicious. This dessert takes small, crisp, hollow rounds of choux pastry and fills them with ice cream and drizzles a warm chocolate sauce over the top. more Angel Food Cake has a sweet golden brown crust and a soft and spongy, snowy white interior. more Chocolate Brownies have a lovely deep chocolate flavor and dense fudge-like texture that are topped with a smooth and glossy Ganache frosting. more
Chocolate Easter Cake Carrot Cupcakes Lemon Cheesecakes
This Chocolate Easter Cake starts with a delicious Chocolate Torte coverd with a smooth and shiny chocolate ganache. Garnish with rosettes of whipped ganache and chocolate Easter eggs. more Carrot Cupcakes are moist and flavorful with grated carrots and nuts and are frosted with a delicious cream cheese frosting. more Each individual Lemon Cheesecake has a New York style cheesecake filling that is set in a graham cracker crust and topped with a layer of lemon curd. more
Meringue Cake Chocolate Angel Food Cake Lemon Frosted Lemon Cake
This cake has two layers, with each layer having a golden brown meringue baked directly on top of a yellow butter cake. Once baked and cooled the two layers are sandwiched together with whipped cream and fresh strawberries more I love this Angel Food Cake's lovely chocolate brown color and its uneven and ragged top and sides. It has a wonderful airy lightness and a subtle chocolate flavor, that can be eaten alone or with fresh berries and cream more A simple pound-like cake that has a wonderful citrus flavor that comes from adding both lemon zest and juice to the batter. A lemon glaze finishes this cake off nicely. more
Clementine Torte Chocolate Torte No Bake Cheesecake
This Clementine Torte contains whole cooked Clementines, peel and all. It is dense and moist, flavored with the oranges, ground almonds, eggs, and sugar. No butter or oil is needed. more Chocolate Torte with its broken and cracked surface has a rich and chocolately flavored, with an almost pudding-like texture. more A No Bake Cheesecake combines a graham cracker crust with a light and creamy no-bake cheesecake filling. The finishing touch is a sweet cherry topping. more
Chocolate Butter Cake Ricotta Cheesecake Key Lime Pie
This beautiful Chocolate Butter Cake has two layers of moist and tender chocolate butter cake sandwiched together and frosted with a delicious chocolate frosting. more This Ricotta Cheesecake uses both ricotta cheese and cream cheese to produce a cheesecake that is creamy smooth yet wonderfully light and fluffy. more Key Lime Pie has a sweet and grainy graham cracker crust, a creamy and tangy lime flavored filling, and is topped with a soft and fluffy whipped cream. more
Apple Tart with Cream Cheese Filling Easter Cookies Chocolate Ice Cream
This delicious Apple Tart has a shortbread crust, topped with a cream cheese filling and slices of lightly sweetened apple. more Easter Cookies (Biscuits) are an English favorite that contain ground cinnamon, currants, and mixed candied peel. more If you are a chocolate lover, then you definitely need to have a recipe for chocolate ice cream. more
Red Velvet Cake Peanut Butter Pie Apple Pie
Red Velvet Cake is very dramatic looking with its bright red color sharply contrasted by a white frosting. more This elegant Peanut Butter Pie has a chocolate crust, a rich and creamy peanut butter filling, and a smooth chocolate Ganache topping. more The Apple Pie, with its two rounds of pastry enclosing slices of cinnamon sugared apples, is a favorite dessert in North America. more
Chocolate Mousse Cakes Chocolate Chiffon Cake Chocolate Macarons
Each individual Chocolate Mousse Cake takes a moist and dense flourless chocolate cake and tops it with a pretty swirl of creamy smooth chocolate mousse. Garnish with a bright red raspberry. more Moist and chocolately this Chocolate Chiffon Cake is filled with a mocha cream and frosted with a rich and glossy chocolate glaze. more Chocolate Macarons take two almond flavored meringue cookies and sandwiches them together with chocolate ganache. Delicious. more
Chocolate Eclairs Simple Chocolate Cake Marshmallow Squares
A delectable French pastry that  fills a crisp hollow of choux pastry with pastry cream and then dips the top in a chocolate glaze. more A chocolate layer cake that is so simple to make yet is wonderfully moist with a lovely chocolate flavor. We fill and frost it with a delicious chocolate fudge frosting. more It's hard to beat this delicious square, with its fluffy marshmallow filling sandwiched between a buttery shortbread base and loads of toasted coconut. more
 

 
 
     
 

 

 

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