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Saturday 5 April 2014

Cooking with Kids :: Puff Pastry Easter Nests Recipe

Inspired by the 'adventurous' Easter nests ideas from the Center Parcs blog, me and my girls did a little experimenting in the kitchen today and came up with these fun puff-pastry Easter nests - something a little different but definitely something we will be making again. Our nests are made from low-fat ready-rolled puff pastry so not only are they super-quick to make but they are incredibly light. The puff pastry offers a nice savoury touch to offset the phenomenally sweet chocolatey goodness inside. Lara made full-sized Easter nests and Holly made tiny bite-sized ones containing just one egg each - they disappeared very quickly once we had made them.

Puff Pastry Easter Nests Recipe
Puff Pastry Easter Nests


1 pack 320g Jus-Rol Light Puff Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
75g softened butter
175g icing sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
A splash of milk
Approx. 45 chocolate mini eggs
margarine for greasing

1. Take the Light Puff Ready Rolled Puff Pastry out of the fridge about 10 minutes before you start and pre-heat the oven to around 200 degrees centigrade.

2. Using a cookie cutter, cut out 15 flower shapes. If you don't have a flower cutter, a round cutter or scone cutter would work well too.

3. Grease a muffin tin with a little margarine and place the pastry pieces into the hollows, pressing down lightly.

4. Prick each pastry piece using a fork. If you have any baking beans, place a little foil into each round and fill up with baking beans.

5. Put into the oven for around 10-15 minutes until golden brown at the edges.

6. Allow to cool before removing the foil and baking beans. Leave to cool fully before proceeding.

7. Using a food processor (or a strong parent) beat the butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder. Use a splash of milk to soften the icing mix enough to place it into a piping bag.

8. Squidge a little chocolate icing into each pastry nest and finish off with two or three mini eggs.

9. Nom.

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 April challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Elveden Forest.

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