These edible decorations for Easter are made of dough and offer an unusual and creative way to show off your baking and decorating talents. Dough baskets can be baked in various sizes and style and can be easily turned into stunning table decorations for the spring holiday.
Basket dough ingredients:
2.5 g of fresh yeast or 1 tsp dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cups white flour (if the dough sticks to your hands, you can use little more flour, but not more than 1/2 cup for making soft and tender dough for your Easter basket).
Making dough for Easter basket
Mix milk and water, take 2 Tbsp of the mixture and add yeast, leave for a few minutes to rise.
Add the egg, the remaining water with milk mixture, olive oil, salt, sugar, and mix thoroughly.
Gradually add flour, about a half of a cup, knead until the mixture is soft, and leave for some time to rise and double the volume.
When the dough is ready, divide it into pieces and make strips for weaving the Easter basket.
Prepare a heat-resistant glass bowl, the diameter for a large basket is about 22 cm or 8 1/2 inch. Turn the bowl upside down, brush it with oil and create the basket using a simple weaving technique.
Decide what goes into the basket. Decorated eggs, marshmallow and chocolate treats, jellybeans and other confectionery delights are great for decorating dough baskets for Easter. These sweet concoctions linger in the children mind long after the celebration. A few small toys or stuffed bunnies and chicks, ribbons and lace pieces complete these wonderful edible decorations that will surprise and delight kids and adults.
Simple craft ideas for making kids Easter baskets
by Ena Russ
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