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Did You Know? . . . .
Did you know that the week before Easter is very special in the Christian tradition? The Sunday before is Palm Sunday, and the last three days before Easter are Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday (sometimes referred to as Silent Saturday). Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday respectively commemorate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, and the Crucifixion.
Fruit and Nut Easter Eggs
These eggs are both colorful and sweet with the addition of candied fruit. They store for a long period of time, and make great homemade gifts. Try making some ahead of time to beat the Easter day hustle and bustle in the kitchen.
2½ c. sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
¾ c. water
½ lb. marshmallow cream
½ c. shortening, melted
¼ c. powdered sugar
2 c. candied fruit
chocolate candy coating, sufficient for 10 eggs
1. In saucepan cook sugar, corn syrup, and water to 265 degrees F. using candy thermometer.
2. Add marshmallow cream and beat until almost firm.
3. Add melted shortening, powdered sugar, candied fruit, and nuts; mix well.
4. Shape eggs with your hands, then dip in melted chocolate candy coating.
5. Eggs will keep for 6 to 8 months, stored between sheets of wax paper in airtight container.
Yields: 10 eggs.
Did You Know? . . . .
Did you know that one of the best-known sunrise services, held at the Hollywood Bowl, began in 1921?
Table of Contents
|Easter Botanical Classification||19-20|
|Easter Cultivation and Gardening||21-24|
|Easter Nutrition and Health||33-34|
|Appetizers and Dips|
|Breads and Rolls||81-100|
|Dressings, Sauces, and Condiments||185-196|
|Jams, Jellies, and Syrups||197-208|
|Wines and Spirits||291-303|
|Reader Feedback Form||314|
|About the Cookbook Delights Series||315|
|Personalized and/or Translated Order Form||318|
|Gifts and Gift Baskets Order Form||319-321|
|Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., Order Forms||322-232|
|About the Author and Cook||324|
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