GIVEAWAY OVER CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDA MOFFITT
Any holiday in Cottowood is a big deal, but Easter just so happens to be the biggest. There are three things we southerners love: gossip, food, and church. We get all three of those on Easter.
I especially loved it when my Kendrick was a little girl. Now she's the big bad Sheriff in Cottonwood and she doesn't like to go by Kendrick. She likes to be called Kenni. Regardless, I'm grateful that she's living in Cottonwood and can attend the Easter festivities at the Rock Fence Park.
It's a big day! Myrna Savage, owner of Pedal Pushers, has made all the Easter Corsages that all the women proudly wear on their Easter's finest outfits during the church service. After a wonderful Easter message at church, all the Auxiliary women take their best casseroles, food choices, and the sweetest iced tea to the Rock Fence Park where the fine citizens of Cottonwood will gather for an all day Easter celebration. We have a wonderful Easter egg hunt along with some good strumming from a local bluegrass band. It's a real fine time.
The celebrations gives us the three things we love best: gossip, food, and church! Of course, Kenni isn't a child anymore so I don't dye the eggs for the hunt, but I do make a wonderful Easter egg petit four dee-ssert that she just so happens to love. I hope your family loves them just as much!
(Kenni Lowry's mother from the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series)
Grab the books I'm in! And stop on over to the special Kenni Lowry Mystery website where you can take a virtual vacation in our cozy town of Cottonwood and meet all the fun folks who live there!
Easter Egg Petit Fours
(All photos are property of Author Tonya Kappes, the author of the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series and are used for her personal use.)
This cake recipe makes 12 cookie cutter eggs, which will make 6 petit fours.
Ingredients for Cake
- 1 1/3 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 egg whites
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup milk, room temperature
- Any jam, mousse, or filling you’d like to use in the middle
Ingredients for Icing
- 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 tsp almond or vanilla extract
- 2 T light corn syrup
- ¼ cup water
- Food coloring
Directions for Cake
1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
2. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
3. Cream together butter and sugar. Alternate adding in dry
ingredients and milk, beginning and ending with dry mixture.
Fold in egg whites and pour into 9”x9” pan greased and lined
with parchment paper. Bake at 350F for 20 min.
Directions for Icing
Mix all ingredients besides
food coloring together
until smooth. Divide into
four different bowls and
add different color food
coloring to each bowl.
Take Easter Egg Cookie Cutter
and cut out as many Easter eggs
as you can from the cake
Slice eggs in half and spread about
1 teaspoon of choice of filling onto one of the slices
(make sure to add filling to the inside not outside of cake slice)
Sandwich the two slices back together.
Put the eggs on a cooling rack over
wax paper (the icing will be dripping
down). Pour icing on top of cakes
using a spoon. Let it drip over onto
Here is a fun video where Peeps, a dog, loves to make Easter Eggs!
What are your plans for Easter? Do you color eggs? Any good recipes to share?
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