Hristos Voskrese Vaistinu Voskrese Happy Easter

Easter Eggs and Orange Peel Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Happy Easter to all people who celebrate Easter today, Hristos Voskrese!
Like every year, we dyed the eggs in the onion skins. Eggs have amazing aroma and flavor from all the herbs, Bay leafs, Black Pepper corns and spices.
My kids helped me to make Easter cookies, crisp snaps made with orange peel, vanilla sugar and honey. So buttery and delicious to snack on.

These cookies are perfect to serve with nice cup of tea or glass of milk.

Orange peel vanilla sugar cookies

1 stick sweet cream butter
2/4 cup light brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 cups all purpose flour
peel of one orange
1 tea spoon organic vanilla sugar
1 spoon honey
1 egg white, for brushing

Preheat the oven to 375F.
Put the butter and sugar into bowl of standing mixer and beat on the medium high speed. Add the yolk. Sift together the flour, add orange peel and honey, steer until combined.
Make a ball of the dough, wrap in the plastic wrap and let it chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Line the large baking pan with parchment paper.
Unwrap the dough and using the roller, roll it till desired thickness.
Stamp out rounds with cookie cutter and put them on the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake cookies for 6 minutes, then brush with the egg white and sprinkle with vanilla sugar. Return to oven and bake for additional 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Warning: Cookies smell fantastic and you can really feel the taste of orange and wonderful sweetness of vanilla.
Everybody who loves orange jam will love these cookies.
They are also great addition to ice cream bowls in Summer time:-)
Happy Spring Time Everybody!


Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all of my friends and family!

This year we dyed eggs in red onion skins.
For the bath I used lots and lots of onion skins and herbs like fresh rosemary, mint, parsley and dry bay leaves. Also fresh pepper corns, sea salt and olive oil.
When Easter eggs are done, they have incredible rich color and flavor.

Here is the photo of the Sweet treat. Homemade Carrot almond cupcakes with whipped mascarpone mango frosting.
Amazing combination of flavors, earthy and delicious.

Happy Easter:)