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Posted on Monday, 19th March 2018
Have some fun and test out your cooking skills by trying out these student-friendly recipes, the reason we’ve categorised these 3 Easter recipes as student-friendly, is as they’re super yummy, cheap, don’t need many kitchen utensils and they’re easy enough to bake at home in your shared student flat, house or studio.
Dilemma!? What to do over the Easter Bank holidays in Sheffield? Not sure what to do this Bank holiday in the City Sheffield, but you fancy having a brain break from University exam revision or coursework. Why not stay in the flat and take advantage of your nice student accommodation to test out these easy student friendly Easter recipes, don’t forget to share them with your university friends, flatmate, family or partners.
The yummy student or non-student recipes to test out in your home:
ICED EASTER BISCUITS
EASTER CHOCOLATE NESTS
CREME EGG CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
*Celebrating that it is national vegetarian month 2018 all recipes are veggie friendly recipes*
If not a pro at baking or you don’t fancy messing up the apartment, you don’t have the time or energy, don’t worry. An easy solution to these yummy Iced Easter Biscuits recipe is that you just buy some already made biscuits (or cookies) and decorate them with Easter designs.
*Preparation time: 40 minutes, depends how long you take to decorate biscuits, cooking time 24 minutes, oven needed.
Shopping list for biscuit option:
50g caster sugar
few drops of vanilla extract
175g plain flour
Simple Butter Biscuit recipe:
Preheat the oven to 150 C (Gas 2).
Step 1) Add butter and sugar in a bowl and mix well until light and fluffy, with fingertips or electronic whisk, option to make it easier is to melt the butter in the microwave before.
Step 2) Add the vanilla, mix, then add the flour and mix till it becomes dough.
Step 3) Roll out to about 5mm. Cut into egg shapes, or roll into a ball and flatten with hands
Step 4) Bake for 20-25 minutes or until pale gold.
Cool on the baking sheets for 10 mins, then move to a wire rack to cool fully.
Once cool, follow decorating steps.
Decorating biscuits instructions:
Step 1) White icing background; add enough water to the icing sugar to make a thick icing – liquid enough to pour onto biscuits whilst stiff enough to hold its shape without spreading and going everywhere (if you want your eggs to be colourful, you can also add food colouring dye to the icing mix).
Step 2) Once the icing has cooled, use the multipack of different writing Icing colours to decorate.
Another very easy student recipes to test out in your student flat, with or without your flatmates. Chicks need their home, this recipe you simply make the nest (home) out of cornflakes and chocolate and add mini eggs (if you can’t find any cornflakes you can use Rice Crispies or Shredded Wheat, and Smarties or M&Ms instead of mini eggs).
*Preparation time: 30 mins - No baking required - Home utensils: kitchen microwave or hob, bowl and bun or muffin tin needed.
Fairy cake paper cases (at least 12)
225g plain or dark chocolate, broken into pieces
75g cornflakes (Alternatives are Rice Crispies or Shredded Wheat)
2 tbsp golden or maple syrup
50g butter, chopped
36 chocolate mini eggs (alternatives are Smarties or M&Ms)
Chocolate Easter Cornflakes Nest Recipe:
Step 1) Melt the chocolate, butter and syrup in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water), alternatively, this can be done in the microwave. Stirring until smooth and melted.
Step 2) Once it’s melted, remove from heat and gently stir in the cornflakes until they are all covered in the chocolate mix.
Step 3) Divide the mixture using two metal spoons between the paper cases and adding a few chocolate eggs to each nest.
Step 4) Done! Now all you have to do is chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or longer until completely set before testing them out.
Check out the video below if you need a bit more guidance.
The most complicated but yummiest Easter recipe out of the three, Creme Egg Chocolate Brownies, so gooey that they just melt in your mouth.
Actually, as they are so good, when storing them in your flat we recommend, that you either have to hide them in your room away from your housemate or hide them from yourself in the flat kitchen fridge. Good recipe Pre-Easter (to get you in the mood) or Post-Easter (to use up the left-over chocolate).
*Preparation time: 15 minutes – Cooking time: 25 Minutes – Flat utensils: Oven, baking tin and baking paper needed
* If you can’t get hold of Cadbury Creme Egg the recipe can also be done with any chocolate sweets
115g unsalted butter, chopped
200g plain or dark chocolate, broken into pieces
100g white caster sugar
90g brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
85g plain flour
1 pack of chocolate chips
3 Cadbury Creme Eggs, cut in half
Creme Egg Chocolate Brownie Recipe:
Grease and line a square 20cm cake tin with baking paper, covering the sides.
Preheat the oven to 160 C (320 F)
Step 1) Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl and place over a medium saucepan that is filled with a bit of water (make sure the bottom of the bowl will not touch the boiling water), alternatively use the microwave to melt. Stirring occasionally. Once melted remove the bowl from the heat and leave to cool.
Step 2) Add the sugar and vanilla to the chocolate mixture and mix with an electric whisk.
Add the eggs, by beating in one at a time. Mix in the flour and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Mix in chocolate chips. Pour mixture into the greased tin and smooth the top.
Step 3) Bake the brownie for about 25 minutes, then add the chopped Creme eggs on top and press down slightly. Return to the oven for an additional 20 minutes or until the brownie no longer wobbles in the middle.
Step 4) Then leave to cool completely before cutting/serving.
Remember to clean your flat kitchen once your finished baking your 'eggtastic' Easter treats as you don’t want to annoy your housemates.
We wish all our tenants an Eggtastic Easter!
Other recommended blogs articles mentioned:
Places to go out, nightlife in Sheffield- https://sheffieldpropertytolet.co.uk/article/student-nightlife-sheffield
Sightseeing in Sheffield- https://sheffieldpropertytolet.co.uk/article/places-to-see-for-free-sheffield
Other Easter blogs:
Easter Traditions and how to celebrate as a student https://sheffieldpropertytolet.co.uk/article/easter-traditions-and-how-celebrate-student
Easter - Where to go in Sheffield for Students? https://sheffieldpropertytolet.co.uk/article/easter-where-go-sheffield
Please be aware that these recipes from these videos are slightly different.
Creme Egg Brownies
Chocolate Easter Nests
Iced Easter biscuits videos: