Easter is a big affair where I live but we don’t celebrate it. A few days before Easter, the stores feature medium sized to large egg confectionary and the choice I have is between chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate eggs! Much as I like chocolate, I somehow do not like the taste of the store bought chocolate eggs for some reason.
Sometime last week, I came across some very pretty Easter Egg Nests. I thought I would try my hand at making them myself. The nests were just coconut macaroon cookies which are pretty easy to make. Since we don’t get those Easter egg candy here, I thought I’d make those too at home.
I found a Fondant Easter Egg recipe which seemed doable with the stuff I had at home. I have to warn you that they’re extremely sweet and I probably will not make them again. I am posting them because they do look cute and are quite easy to make. And if you like the sweet stuff, then that’s just fine.
They’re eatable (in small doses) only because they’re pretty small. Three or four of them could probably cause a sugar induced coma! Covering these Fondant Eggs in chocolate would probably bring the sweetness down a bit, but with the temperatures here right now already feeling like the height of summer, I didn’t want to risk working with chocolate.
The macaroons are very easy to make. I have used both desiccated coconut and fresh coconut because the first keep the macaroon dough a bit dry, while the second lends a nice moistness to the macaroon that is delightful.
I’m going to keep this post short for a few reasons. The first is that I wanted to post this yesterday but it got delayed for various reasons and I’m a bit pressed for time. The second one is that there are two recipes to this post so it’s going to be long enough without my conversation. The third and reason is that I honestly don’t have a story to tell with this post and Fudge, our Cocker Spaniel is bored, wants to play and won’t let me work on this post!
Fondant Easter Eggs
(Adapted from About.com)