Spring and Easter feelings

As much as we do appreciate winter season, we always cant wait for the spring to come. The light is what we miss the most in winter, ever since we moved to Sweden. Winter season here is very charming, but not with much daylight and in one point of time you start longing for spring and more sun.

Now, spring is here and you find yourself busy with all the preparations for the new season... house, garden, terrace. The days start getting longer, the temperatures are rising and your mood is changing. All of sudden you wanna leave the house and do something outside. You plan your first picnic, meet friends for biking or walking tour and take your first afternoon coffee outside at the terrace. Some of us manage to make their first barbecue of the year,  enjoying the fact that warmer season is upon us.

Our first picnics were done some weeks ago too, I was not losing much time and dragged my boys out as soon as the sun came out and the temperature reached two digits. The bikes are out from the garage and the first biking tours were done. Garden and terrace prepared for usage, first veggies and plants are planted. The only thing left was to prepare something special for the Easter break. 

Easter in our family is celebrated rather small and humble and the days off are mostly used just for the three of us. I would prepare some easy Easter treats, we would use nice spring weather for picnics and plan a short family get away. Special breakfasts and brunch with friends will be prepared and a lot of coloured eggs will be eaten. On Easter Sunday the kids will go out in the garden and look everywhere for Easter treats, which were hidden by the Easter bunny the night before. It is not any different this year, this time we will be expecting the Easter bunny to come over to Fehmarn (German Island) with some special Easter treats and till then will be enjoying the time off from work and school, spoiling ourselves with some Easter specialities.

This Easter Bunny biscuits are very famous in Germany and were always my favourite treat when I was younger. Now I do them home for my son and my husband and they do love them as much as I did or still do. They are super easy done and taste delicious, despite the fact that the ingredients are rather humble. They go perfect for breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea and are best to be eaten still warm in my opinion.

Easter Bunny biscuit
  • 200 g quark (low fat)
  • 70 ml neutral oil
  • 100 sugar
  • vanilla essence or sugar
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 300-350 g flour
  • some melted butter
  • sugar
Preheat the oven to 180C. In a bowl mix together quark, oil, sugar, vanilla and egg together, till all well combined. Sift in baking soda, flour and salt, mix till all ingredients are combined. You shall get soft, velvety and sticky dough. Flour your hands and your working place with plenty of flour, put out the dough and press it out with your fingers. Sprinkle some more flour on top and roll it gently out, not too thin... Flour cookie cutter and cut out the bunnies, eggs or any shape you like. Transfer the buscuits on the baking sheet, brush them with some egg yolk wash and bake for 15-20 minutes, till edges start to get golden. Take the buscits out brush them with some melted butter and sprinkle with some sugar, to get this famous sugar crust.

For some more healthier Ester Bunnies version, exchange white flour with 300 g rey spelled flour and white sugar with raw sugar. These bunnies are perfect for breakfast.

Enjoy the Easter Break!