Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Bunnies and Cherry Easter Eggs

This is not a photo of either Easter Bunnies or Cherry Easter Eggs, but there are no photos of those. This is from a Southern Living Holiday Cookbook, 1960's. I put the recipe for these fondant eggs up last year, at this link:

But these recipes look good too.

Easter Bunnies
1 pkg. cake mix
2 tbsp. shortening
1 1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Red food coloring
Cherry morsels
Prepare the cake mix according to package directions. Place in paper liners in muffin pans and bake according to package directions.  Cool.  Cream the shortening and sugar in a bowl.  Add the vanilla and enough food coloring to tint pink.  Frost each cake and dip in coconut.  Make eyes with cherry morsels and mouth and with cinnamon.  Cut ears from pink construction paper.  Make whiskers from chenille pipestems and fasten to cake. (I'd use licorice...)

Cherry  Easter Eggs
1 lb. confectioners' sugar
1/4 lb. butter
1 c. shredded coconut
1 c/ chopped walnuts
2 drops of vanilla
1 8-oz. jar maraschino cherries
2 lge. milk chocolate bars
Mix the sugar and butter in a bowl until mixture resembles cornmeal.  Add the coconut, walnuts and vanilla and mix.  Drain and chop the cherries and stir into the coconut mixture.  Shape into 6 eggs and refrigerate until cold. Melt chocolate bars in a double boiler, then spread on eggs with a knife.  Refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

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