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5 Easy Easter Baking Ideas That Give Back To Charity!

With Easter around the corner, we have you covered with some easy Easter baking ideas that give back to charity when you buy your ingredients through Give as you Live Online! We've got homemade easter eggs, Easter brownie bites, and plenty more treats for you to try:

Home-made Easter Eggs

This is an easy baking idea you can get your little ones involved in!

Here is what you need:

How to make:

1. Melt your chocolate

Using the bain-marie method, melt your chosen chocolate, stirring occasionally.

2. Mould your chocolate

Spoon your melted chocolate into the moulds, and make sure that the whole mould is covered with a thin layer of chocolate. Once your mould is covered, leave it to set. Once the chocolate has set, carefully turn out each egg mould. Then use a bit of the melted chocolate on the edges to join the halves together.

3. Decorate your egg

Hold your cookie cutter over the egg, and use your small decorating brush to paint around the inside of the cutter with melted chocolate.

Fill in the outline with melted chocolate and then sprinkle your sprinkles over the top. Once this is done, leave it to dry. You can also dip the egg into the melted chocolate, and then into the sprinkles so it is evenly covered.

Carrot cake pancakes

This is another Easter baking idea that gives back to charity. It also makes an ideal Easter breakfast!

Here is what you need to serve 4:

You can get all of these from any grocery store:

How to make:

1. Mix ingredients

Pour the flour into a large bowl and then add in your milk. Then add your egg and 1 tbsp of cinnamon. Whisk everything together until it is smooth.

2. Add your carrots to the Mix

Grate the carrot and add to the pancake mix. You can also add in other bits that you like, such as walnuts or raisins.

3. Cook your mixture

Add your oil to a non-stick frying pan on medium heat. Once the oil starts to sizzle, add 4 spoonfuls of batter to the pan. Leave the pancake to cook for about 1-2 mins, then flip them over to cook on the other side. Repeat, until you have no more mix.

4. Serve your pancakes

Serve the pancakes with a topping of your choice, this can be honey, yoghurt or cinnamon.

Chocolate Easter cupcakes

You can't go wrong with chocolate cupcakes, this easy-to-make recipe that will have everyone wanting more!

Here is what you will need:

You can get all of these from any grocery store:

How to make:

1. Heat the oven

Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5). Line a muffin tin with 12-14 cases.

2. Mix your ingredients

Mix the cocoa powder, flour and baking powder and sift. Add your butter, sugar, and eggs into the mixture and beat together with a wooden spoon until mixed well. Then spoon the mixture into the muffin tin. Lakeland has a great range of muffin tins if you need one!

3. Cook the cupcakes
Bake the cupcakes on the middle shelf for 15 - 20 minutes, until the cupcakes are cooked throughout. Then cool on a wire tray.

5. Decorate your cupcakes

Pipe your chosen buttercream over the cakes to create a nest effect, then decorate with mini eggs.

Easter Brownie Bites

Who doesn't love brownies? This easy recipe will get the whole family hopping for more!

Here is what you'll need to make 24 bites:

You can get all of these from any grocery store:

How to make:

1. Create your dark chocolate mixture

Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Then line your muffin tray with paper cases. Put the butter, dark chocolate and sugar in a pan and heat it on low heat, stirring constantly until it has melted. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for a few mins.

2. Combine ingredients with the chocolate mixture

Combine flour and cocoa powder in a bowl, then mix in the chocolate mixture and add the beaten eggs. After that add your chocolate chips and mix until everything is combined

3. Cook the mixture

Divide the mixture evenly between the cases and place a mini egg into the middle of each case. Bake for 12-15 mins until cooked. Leave to cool for 10 mins, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

4. Decorate the brownies

If you have any chocolate chips left melt them and add a dot on top of the brownies. Then place a mini egg on each of the dots.

White Rabbit Biscuits

The bunny biscuits will hop off the plate faster than you can bake them! It's also another great way to give back to charity!

Here is what you'll need to make them:

You can get all of these from any grocery store:

How to make:

1. Rub butter and flour together

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Then rub the butter and flour between your fingers until it looks like fresh breadcrumbs.

2. Create your dough

Mix the egg and sugar together, once It is runny add the flour mixture. Add all the other ingredients and combine them into a dough. Work the dough until it is soft and smooth. Roll the dough on a floured surface until it is 1/2 cm thick. Cut the dough with the rabbit-shaped cutter.

3. Cook the biscuits

Cook the biscuits on a baking tray for 15 minutes until they are golden brown. Once cool, transfer onto a wire rack.

4. Ice the biscuits

Ice the outside of the biscuits in white icing and leave to dry. Once they are dry, use the pink icing for the inside of the rabbit's ears and the tail.

We hope you enjoy these Easter baking ideas that give back to charity! By ordering your ingredients through Give as you Live Online, you'll be raising free donations for the charity of your choice, all from baking delicious treats!

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