Sunday, April 08, 2007

Eating Easter - Part 1

HAPPY EASTER FELLOW FOODIES! (or Passover, or whatever you may celebrate this weekend)

I am looking forward to my family's Easter feast tonight...and thought I'd share some dessert and specialty items I made to bring along.

How about some bunny cookies - 8 inches tall?! I used my Delux Sugar Cookie recipe and an extra large Easter Bunny cookie cutter, then spent a little time and effort decorating them. I only did 3 - one for my bro, the niece and nephew - so it wasn't too bad. After they dried, or rather...I thought they dried, I placed them each in a small plastic food bag. I can't wait to pass them out! The kids are going to FLIP!

ANGEL LUSH with PINEAPPLE (recipe from both and

1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, with juice undrained
1 4 oz package vanilla flavored pudding

1 container* cool whip whipped topping

1 10 oz package of prepared angel food (or make your own)

Seasonal berries

If you are making your own angel food, you can use this recipe, or do as I did and enlist the help of Pilsbury! (I mean, why make things harder than they have to be?) I don't really like my store's angel food cake, or I totally would've bought a prepared one.

In a large bowl, combine pineapple, with juices, and vanilla pudding mix. Gently fold in the whipped cream.
(*The original recipe calls for only 1 cup of whipped cream, but it is not enough! I used the entire tub, then added a few yellow food coloring drops to give the mixture more color.) Set aside for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the angel food cake into three layers, with a serrated knife.

To assemble: Place 1st layer of cake on your plate, and top with 1/3 of your whipped cream mixture. Repeat 2 more times. Top cake with freshly washed and dried berries of your choice. (I filled the hole with them as well)
Sprinkle with powdered sugar on top, if desired.


Nicole said...

I'm drooling! Happy Easter!

Mo said...

oooh, man!! Does that look delish!!

Coming Along Nicely said...

that look divine!