Happy Easter Sweet Peeps!!
How was your weekend?
What did you do for Easter?
What was on the menu?!?
… are you glad it’s all over?
Just think, now you get to sit back – relax and chow down on all of that extra chocolate that your kids are begging you to take away from them ;)
And of course, I’m here to help you with the stealing master plan.
*dooo dooo doooo … never fear, LTSL to the rescue * (especially if it involves chocolate)
Technically, you’re not stealing their chocolate eggs – - you’re just borrowing them to make this bread.
You’re really not intentionally doing them any harm by snatching away the goodies – - in fact you’re doing them a favour by saving them a trip to the dentist.
They should be thanking you for taking away all that
totally delicious disgusting sugary stuff … and whatever you doing use for this bread – - you might as well chomp since it is your job as their parent to keep them safe annndd the last thing they would want are cavities.
Perfect logic don’t you think?
…. mmhmmm maybe not, but this bread is totally worth any incognito ninja actions you have to take.
All your eggs in one basket Easter Bread
6 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 1/4 Tbsp Quick Acting Yeast
1 Tbsp Fresh Orange Zest
2 Tsp Candied Citrus Peel
1 Tsp Sea Salt
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1/3 Cups Butter
4 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup Cadbury Mini Eggs
2 Tbsp Water
1 Tsp Coconut Extract
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, yeast, orange zest and candied citrus peel.
Over medium-high heat, combine butter and milk. Allow the butter to melt into the milk – - approximately 3 minutes.
Add your heated milk mixture to your dry ingredients.
Add 3 of your eggs.
Now, add the rest of your flour. Knead the dough just until combined and it becomes as soft as a pillow ( 5 minutes)
Place your dough in a large greased bowl and allow to rise for 1 hour. Once complete, push down to deflate your dough.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut your dough into thirds.
Now cut, each third into half.
Cut 3 of your 6 mounds of dough in half. You should now have 9 mounds of delicious bread dough.
Roll each mound into long ropes. You will notice, that you will be left with 3 long ropes, 3 medium-sized ropes as well as 3 mini sized ropes.
Taking 3 ropes of the same size, braid together to form the workings of your egg nest. Repeat with the other two sized ropes.
Form each braid into a ring.
Preheat oven to 350 oc. Prepare a baking tray by lightly spraying or lining with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, combine the last egg, water and coconut extract.
Place your largest ring on your baking tray, brush with egg wash. Add your medium sized ring on top of the large and once again brush with the egg wash. Last add your smallest ring and brush with egg wash.
Carefully tuck in your Cadbury mini eggs, into your nest.
Bake for 40 minuets, until golden brown.
Remove and – - well, eat up!!
Stay sweet love bunny’s
p.s if you’re a nice person and don’t want to steal candies from the rugrats, this is the perfect reason to jump into that discounted Easter candy ;)