Tasty nests for Easter & traditions

Sometimes I feel like German Rail must feel like. Every year the events are unexpected and you’re not prepared at all. The German Rail has its seasons, I have the different holiday seasons. Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day etc. When I manage to bake something appropriate to the occasion it’s nearly at the last moment every time. So most times it’s not worth to blog the recipe on my blog because it’s already way too late when I’m ready.

 

Recipe for Easter nests

 

It’s a wrap!

But this year everything will be different – yeah, sure. Dream on, Diandra! – and I try to publish at least one recipe for each occasion. I managed to publish one for Carnival and St. Patrick’s Day so far. I missed Valentine’s Day, but I guess that’s okay. But Easter however I accomplished to bake something. In fact the very first time since I have my blog.

As I looked through the recipes on Baking Avenue the other day I noticed, that I don’t have at least one Easter recipe on my blog. That will never do! Especially for Easter you have so many possibilities to create something for your loved ones. So I took myself into my kitchen and baked some little Easter nests for you! The great thing about this nests: They’re not too sweet and so you can eat them without suffer from a sugar shock. 😉

 

Recipe for Easter nests

 

Easter traditions

Do you have Easter traditions in your family? My family doesn’t have fix traditions I’d say. But as long as it’s possible we try to come together on one day at Easter with the family for a great lunch or dinner at my parents’ house. Anyhow we’re now 10 people. So there’s a lot of excitement in the house. And I love that! My family is everything for me and I’m always happy when we see us at such great occasions and spend the day together. For other people this might be extremely stressful. But not for me or my family. We’re all calm, everyone helps when the help is needed and everyone is in a good mood. 🙂

 

Recipe for Easter nests

 

How do you spend your Easter days? Do you go on a short leave? Do you stay at home? 🙂

 

 

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Easter nests

Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 7 nests

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 250 ml milk
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 115 g soft butter
  • 640-770 g flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 65 g sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 55 g butter, melted
  • 7-8 uncooked eggs, dyed in preferred colors

For the glaze

  • 200 g powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Warm the milk (don't boil it) and stir in the yeast. Set aside. 

  2. Beat together the softened butter with about 260 g flour using your electric mixer on medium level. Beat in the 3 eggs, one at a time. Now slowly add the milk and the sugar and mix until you have a smooth dough. Add the extract and the juice and stir it in.

  3. Using your dough hooks knead in the remaining flour. Knead everything until you have a smooth, non-sticky dough.

  4. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover it with a warm towel. Let it rest for 60-90 minutes in a warm place until it has doubled its size.

  5. Once fully risen, punch down the dough with your fist and knead again with your hands. Seperate the dough into 14 or 16 even pieces and roll out each about 30 cm long. Take two strips, pinch one of the ends together, twist to form a braid, pinch the other end together and loop into a circle. Repeat with the remaining strips until you have 7-8 nests.

  6. Place the nests onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and brush the tops of the nests with the melted butter. Cover with a warm towel and let it rest in a warm place for another hour. Preheat the oven to 180 °C/350 °F about 15 minutes before the nests have to go in. 

  7. Place one uncooked and dyed egg in each center of the nests and place them for 15-20 minutes in the oven, or until golden brown. Let them cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then place them on a wire rack to cool completely. 

  8. Mix powdered sugar and milk for the glaze until you have the consistency you want and brush the nests with the glaze. Now top them with some sprinkles.

 

Recipe for Easter nests

1 Comment

  • Tobias 14. April 2017 at 10:49

    Huhu Diandra,

    Vielen Dank für die Erwähnung. Ich freu mich sehr. <3

    Schöne Feiertage und süße Grüße,

    Tobi

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