Category Archives: easter baking

Festive Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is a great dessert for festive occasions. The cake takes a bit of work but is sure to please even the most finicky person. For a change try Chocolate Carrot Cake.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS
festive carrot cake

2 1/1 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup canola oil

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups grated carrot

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 drained 8 oz tin pineapple

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Cranberry Maple Bread Machine Buns

Cranberry Maple Bread Machine buns are easy to make and tasty.  Just throw the ingredients in your bread machine and follow a few simple steps and you have flavourful buns for your table.  Enjoy with coffee or tea.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup almond milk

cranberry maple bread machine buns

1 egg or 1 vegan egg

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup melted butter or melted vegan butter

3 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 1/4 tsp yeast (Bread machine or high activating)

1 cup dried cranberries

DIRECTIONS
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Lemon Easter Cookies

Lemon Easter cookies are a lemon sugar cookie decorated for the Easter holiday. Choose your favourite colour for the cookie dough.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup butter

1 egg

1 tsp lemon extract

1 tbsp lemon juice

3/4 cup sugar

gel food colouring – your choice of colour

DIRECTIONS
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Peanut Cereal Candy

Peanut butter and cereal create a sweet treat for those times when you have a snack attack. Make a double batch and store the extra in the freezer for  when you have the munchies.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup corn syrup

1/2 cup peanut butter

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Patterned Cookies

This recipe takes more time than many of the icebox cookies but the results are worth the effort. The designs are pretty and the cookie is delicious.  You’ll need an afternoon to bake these cookies so make an extra batch while you are baking and freeze  the leftovers.

Ingredients

1 cup soft butter

2/3 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

DIRECTIONS

Mix first butter, sugar and vanilla  until light and fluffy. 

Add flour and salt to the mixture.  Blend until just combined. Do not overwork dough.

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Easter Buns

Easter Buns can’t be easier to make.  Just throw the ingredients in your bread machine and follow a few simple steps and you have flavourful buns for your Easter treats.  Enjoy with coffee, tea or Cranberry Iced Tea

INGREDIENTSEaster Buns

1 cup almond milk

1 egg or 1 vegan egg

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup butter or vegan butter

3 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 1/4 tsp yeast (Bread machine or high activating)

1 cup raisins

DIRECTIONS

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Dinner Rolls

The dinner rolls in this recipe are made in the bread machine.  They come out fluffy, light and sweet.

INGREDIENTSDinner Rolls

1 1/3 cups almond milk

1 1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp butter or vegan margarine

3 1/4 cups flour

1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast

DIRECTIONS

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Carrot Bread

Carrot Bread is great on an Easter platter.  It’s sweet and filling and easy to make.  Serve with lemon icing or a traditional cream cheese icing.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup grated carrot

Carrot Bread3/4 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup oil

2 eggs (beaten)

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

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Christmas Gingerbread

When December comes I like to pull out recipes that I haven’t used throughout the year.  One of my favourites is the recipe for Christmas Gingerbread.  The combination of spices and sweet molasses is always a crowd-pleaser and kids love the decorated shapes. 

INGREDIENTSChristmas Gingerbread

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup molasses

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups flour

1 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

1.2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

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Sugar Cookies

I always make sugar cookies for Christmas.  I have fond memories of rolling dough and cutting intricate shapes. I use this recipe for Easter and Halloween cookies as well simply changing the shapes of the cookies.  They can be decorated intricately if desired but I take the more rustic approach.  I top with coloured sugar, mints, sprinkles or royal icing.

Ingredients

2 cups flour

Decorated Sugar Cookies1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar Continue reading Sugar Cookies