Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Cream Puffs

One Easter tradition that we have at my house is making these cream puffs the Saturday night before Easter Sunday. They are then ready on Easter and are very Yummy! I love how the recipe ties in with Easter, and I can't wait to make them tomorrow night again! The direction's aren't really that long, it just explains the parallels with Easter. They are really easy and WONDERFUL for the kids to help make!

Here's the recipe:

Easter Cream Puffs
¼ tsp. vinegar
½ cup margarine
1 cup water
1 cup flour
¼ tsp. salt
4 eggs
Pastry filling

Let children smell vinegar. Explain that when Jesus was on the cross, he was given vinegar to drink. Add ¼ tsp. to a 2-quart saucepan. Mix together water and salt. This represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Add to saucepan. Add the margarine and heat mixture until it boils. Remove from heat. Add the flour all at once and stir vigorously. The color white represents the purity of those whose sins have been cleansed through the atonement of Christ. Preheat the oven to 375°. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, until smooth. The eggs represent life. Jesus gave his life that we might live. Using a large spoon and rubber spatula, drop onto cookie sheets in 12 large mounds. Each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus was laid. Bake for 50 minutes. Remove from oven and cut a slit in the side of each puff. After Jesus had died, the soldiers took a spear and pierced his side. Put the puffs back in the oven to dry, then turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Jesus' tomb was also sealed. Go to BED. They may feel sad to leave the cream puffs in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were also in despair when Jesus' was gone. The next morning,(possibly Easter morning) open the door and give everyone a cream puff. Slice the top open and notice that they are hollow inside. On the first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb empty! Fill with your favorite flavor of pudding or custard and enjoy!

sorry, no picture, I haven't made them yet!


Maranda Whittle said...

That is the cutest idea ever. How neat.

Roxy Dozier said...

Camilee showed me this today! Sounds great, an activity that the kids won't forget! Love your blog, you girls sure are blessed with lots of cooking talent. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Marsha said...

We just got done eating these -- they turned out wonderful! My girls loved the lesson that went along with the recipe. We are definitely doing this each year. Thanks for posting it, Kaitlyn.