Four fun things to do with eggs this Easter weekend

 

It’s that time of year once again, where eggs reign supreme and spring is in full swing. We love Easter here at Egg Recipes so we thought we would give you some tips on what you can do to make your bank holiday week even better. Other than making delicious and nutritious meals, there are some fun things you can do with eggs, so we thought we would lay down ideas for you to try out:

 

Bounce them

Yep, that’s right – you can bounce eggs. Don’t worry, April Fools is over so this isn’t a trick that’ll result in a messy floor.  Get your egg, put it in a cup and cover completely with vinegar before leaving for 3 or so days. After this, the shell will have dissolved, and after some drying/draining your egg will be ready to bounce. Drop from just a few inches to start with, and work your way up to see how high you can drop it from. Whoever’s egg survives the highest drop wins!

Play with your food

This is the one time when it’s ok to play with your food, so make the most of the chance! Toast soldiers are a classic, so soft boil your egg, cut up your toast into rectangles and get them ready for a serious dipping! Want to try something more ambitious? Try out this fun Bagel Snake, these delicious animal cookies or whip up some adorable bee cupcakes.

 

 

Paint them

No Easter is complete without some painted eggs! This is a chance to let your creativity out and gives the humble egg a chance to shine as well. Hard boil them for ten minutes to make sure they don’t crack or pop when you get started, and get to work. You can use just about anything that doesn’t need you to press too hard, so feel free to grab markers, felt tips or even paint brushes. Make them colourful, draw faces, put on some stickers and eggspress yourself.

Plant seeds

That’s right; you can actually plant seeds in eggs and grow them there before moving them onto their permanent home in the garden or pot. The seeds will grow because of the nutrition still inside the shell, and look pretty adorable too! Make a tiny crack at the top to drain out the yolk, and break away the edges until you have a cup shape, give it a rinse, and add a small amount of sand at the bottom before covering with some paper towel.

Add some moist soil, and make a little hole inside. Drop the seed in and cover with a little more soil before putting the egg back into its carton, but lined with aluminium. Find a sunny spot and leave it there!

Well, there you have it – just a few ideas on what you can do with eggs this Easter! We wish you a fantastic bank holiday weekend with lots of sunshine!

 

Eggy Halloween

Eggy Halloween

Kids will love decorating this snake for Halloween.

Bagel Snake

Serves 4
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 10 mins

Tuna salad topping
1 x 200g can of tuna in oil (drained)
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp crème fraiche or Greek yoghurt
2 scallions, finely sliced

Egg salad topping
2 to 3 large hard boiled British Lion eggs (8 minutes)
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp snipped fresh chives
3 tbsp salad cress
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Decoration
cherry tomatoes, halved
chives
1 stuffed olive, sliced
strip of sweet pepper

Method

  1. Slice the bagels in half and then cut each half down the centre to form a semi circle.  Cut out the head of the snake from one of the pieces of bagel and the tail from another. Mix the ingredients for the tuna salad topping and mix the ingredients for the egg salad topping. Spread half the bagels with tuna and half with egg.
  2. Decorate the tuna topping with halved cherry tomatoes and the egg topping with strips of chives arranged in a criss cross pattern. Arrange the bagels to form the body of a snake. Then attach the head to the snake’s body and arrange two slices of stuffed olive to form the eyes and cut out a forked tongue from the strip of sweet pepper.

Can you spot the golden egg?

Can you spot the golden egg?

Easter is fast approaching, and if you’re keen for some extra cash towards your shopping, check out this competition to find a golden egg hidden on the website. Five £50 Marks & Spencer vouchers are up for grabs.

The Eggs at Easter area is a new addition to the Britegg website, with lots of Easter-related activities. There is a guide to egg painting and games for kids, as well as brunch and baking recipes.

Keeping the kids busy during Easter can be tricky, but baking is always a popular with mine.  Here’s a recipe for delicious Easter muffins:

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Perfect breakfast

Perfect breakfast

What would we do without them? On Sunday it’s time to celebrate mothers everywhere and I think a foodie treat is a lovely way to do it.

To coincide with this week’s health theme, why not help the kids to surprise mum with this super-healthy breakfast? The ingredients have been selected by a nutritionist to offer the perfect mix of vitamins, minerals and protein – and it’s tasty, too!

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Flip out for Pancake Day

Flip out for Pancake Day

My kids love pancakes and Pancake Day is a particularly big event when everyone has a go at tossing their pancakes. Next week (16 Feb) it’s that time again.

The tradition comes from the practice of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to mark the start of Lent, the 40 days of fasting before Easter Sunday. Today, it’s a good way to limit food waste and save money.  And there is so much you can do with leftovers – try making bubble and squeak pancakes or this apple and chocolate crisp recipe.

Here’s a recipe for traditional pancakes. We always go for sweet toppings in my family; favourites include chocolate sauce, strawberries, bananas and cream.

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