I hope that all of you are surrounded by your loved ones this Easter and having a wonderful, relaxing time.
I wanted to share with you one of my favorite things about baking during the easter season. It's these.
That's right, Easter eggs. I just love their bright, happy colors. You might wonder what this has to do with baking and I'll tell you. My boys and I color raw eggs every year. Sure we lose a few each year. This year we lost three eggs before we were all done, but I wouldn't have it any other way. My family just won't eat a boiled egg. Actually, my husband won't touch an egg at all unless it is neatly disguised in a cookie or something baked. If I boiled all two dozen or so eggs that we color, I would eventually throw them all away. I just can't stand the waste. If we leave them raw, I can then use them in the things that I bake in the following days. I love to open up the fridge to get eggs and see the happy, little easter eggs.
Now I do admit, sometimes I hate to crack the lovely little things. I usually try to save my favorite ones for last. But at least this way I get to enjoy them twice... once when we make them and again when I bake them.
Now it is your turn. What family traditions do you cherish at Easter?
P.S. After Easter I will be posting about my favorite cake pans and vanilla cake recipe!