Sunday, April 17, 2011

How to make a Easter Muffin- just put Easter Eggs on the top...

Forthcoming Easter is the most important day for the Christian's calenda. It is the celebration of the death and coming to life again of Jesus Christ.Also, it is the time for holidays, festivals and a time for giving chocolate Easter eggs...
But wait...there are some STRANGE CUSTOMS really shocked me... In Slovakia, on Easter Monday, it is the tradition to spank or whip women. In Finland, you will see children begging on the streets with broomstick. In Spain, people will parade down to the medieval town and perform a traditional  "Death Dance"...
In Britain, the custom also goes unusual but with a bit romantic, two men would be elected by town's new police at the Hocktide festival, and then parade through the streets giving women oranges in return for kisses...
The word "Easter"  means "dawn. It comes from the early German word "eostarun". This is fitting as Easter celebrates the early morning Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the first day of the week following his death by crucifixion on Good Friday.
 The date of Easter changes every year. Easter usually comes in the month of April. In 2011, Easter begins on Good Friday 22nd April to Easter Monday 25th April 2011.
For Christians, the traditional custom  Easter is to giving eggs, which stands for celebrating new life. Many people use the day to decorate Easter eggs, share chocolate eggs and participate in Easter egg competitions.
What else? Yep!~And also we could just crack eggs and make a dessert...
There are many traditional Easter Desserts for this special day and they are symbolizing spring and fertility, such as:
Hot Cross buns, Easter Bunny cake,Carrot Cakes, Easter Simnel Cake...

This week, I am going to make a Easter Muffin, all you need is just spare 30 Minutes, get 4 Basic ingredients and follow 4 Easy steps. All right, let’s getting start to make this easy Easter Mufiin......


Servings: 6
Prepare time: 15-20 min
Baking time: 20 min


100g Butter (Softened)
100g Sugar
Drops Vanilla Extract 
P.s. Don't be confused with The the Vanilla Essence and Vanilla Extract, the difference between the two is simple, Vanilla Extract is made from REALvanilla, however the Essence is NOT, it is a " a synthetic artificial flavouring " )

Serving: Chocolate powder/ Jam/Peanuts Butter


Preheat oven to 180°C
Line a large muffin tray with 6-9 muffin cases.

Add the softened Butter and Sugar  in a large bowl, beat together with an electronic mixer until the mixture getting paler in colour. 

Beat 2 Eggs and Pour into the Butter Mixture and beat until they combined well.

Use a large spoon to beat in the sifted self-raising flour, milk and vanilla extract until you have a soft dropping consistency. 

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases. Put the baking tray into the preheated oven, baking about 20 minutes until golden and risen.

To Serve
Lift the muffin out of the tray and set aside to cool.
To decorate, tip the strawberry jam and peanuts butter, brush the top of the warm cake with the jam and peanuts butter, sifted some cocoa powder and coconut powder on the top and serve.

Muffins in Chinese:
This Special picture is particularly edited for my dear Chinese audience, all the Ingredients, Tips, Direction, Baking Time shows in this "Instant Directions of Easter Muffin" image...You can just Download/Save the Image or get the PDF version, follow the steps and making a Muffin  just simple...

Find More Recipes on Easter Desserts:
There are loads of delicious Easter desserts recipes to help you celebrate the happy holidays. Such as Traditional Simnel Muffins, Raspberry muffins,Carrot Cakes, Chocolate muffin, You could find more recipes  from the Image links I given below in the scroll bar, or click“Recipes Resources” links at the right column of the“Dessert.S” to explore more...

More British Desserts from "Dessert.S"

British Pancakes
British Scones

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      1. I like your poster, very talented. See you soon!

      2. @Jill,so glad to have your warm support~
        always tro to add a bit difference against the previous one~ your comment just make me feel that all the efforts I spent behind for the project are valuable~ my dear Jill~ thx for staying tuned!~ lov u~! xx ;)

      3. a new look of the post, i like. muffin tasted good. well done!

      4. @Sharon, haha~thx Sharon~your review is convincing and your support is inspiring~! ;P~xx