They say that every chef conquers his guests with desserts, and who can resist the delicious and sweet taste of a sweet dish? Cooking desserts is a fun way to conquer the palate of your family and friends, especially on holidays, when we usually meet with those close to the table.
Therefore, in this Free Recipes article we invite you to prepare the best Easter desserts, easy and traditional. A selection of 10 recipes and some proposals with which you will be able to delight all your guests with simple preparations, but loaded with flavor. Read on and discover the recipes that best suit your taste!
In addition to being a easy, fast and very economical dish To prepare, torrijas are one of the most popular traditional Easter desserts. With ingredients that we find easily at home, the torrijas recipe becomes one of the most elaborate desserts on these holidays. Next, we show you how to prepare Easter torrijas:
- 12 slices of stale bread
- 2 eggs
- 650 milliliters of milk
- 1 lemon
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 dash of sunflower oil
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Put the milk on the fire along with the skin of half a lemon and the cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Cover the container and let it sit for about 15 minutes so that the milk infuses well.
- Place the 12 slices of bread about 2 cm thick in a separate container. Pour the milk on top trying to wet all the slices of bread.
- Prepare a pan with sunflower oil and heat it. Beat the eggs lightly and pass the torrijas taking care that they are soaked well.
- Fry the torrijas first on one side and then on the other.
- When they are well browned, remove the torrijas and place them on a plate with a double layer of absorbent kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
- Mix the sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle over toast while still hot.
- Your Easter toasts are ready.
If you prefer to complete the traditional recipe with other ingredients, you can try the French toast with baileys or with custard. Also, you can opt for a vegan dessert recipe, with this wonderful video with the step by step of how to prepare vegan torrijas for Easter:
Galician fried milk
Galician fried milk is one of those Grandma’s recipes that bring back childhood memories, especially at Easter. A milk preparation that is cooled until solid and breaded to fry in oil. The result, although caloric, is very delicious and perfect to pamper everyone at home with a traditional dessert. Also, you can prepare your recipe for fried milk in the oven, to get a healthier version. Follow these simple steps to prepare your Galician fried milk dessert for Easter:
- 800 milliliters of whole milk
- 150 grams of white sugar
- 70 grams of cornstarch or corn flour
- 1 small glass of cornmeal (for coating)
- 3 glasses of sunflower oil or seeds for frying
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 piece of lemon peel
- 2 eggs for coating
- 1 tablespoon of liquid vanilla
- Set aside a glass of milk from the 800 ml of the ingredients list and reserve. In a deep pot pour the rest of milk and add the lemon peel, sugar and cinnamon stick. Stir until dilute and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat to low and cook for 2 minutes.
- In another container, mix the cold milk that you had set aside with the cornstarch and add the liquid vanilla. Dilute well and reserve.
- Remove the cinnamon stick and lemon peel. Add the cornstarch mixture to the milk in the casserole and stir constantly for 5 minutes so that no lumps form and the mixture thickens enough. Get away from the fire.
- Prepare a mold greased in butter and pour the mixture to take shape. Cover with plastic wrap and let cool for an hour at room temperature and refrigerate in the fridge for 5 to 6 hours As minimum.
- Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Meanwhile, take the milk out of the fridge and pour it into a plate or platter. Cut the milk mixture into square or rectangular pieces and roll them first in cornmeal and then in beaten egg.
- Fry the pieces of milk about three minutes on each side. Prepare a plate with kitchen paper to place them and remove the excess oil.
- Once fried, you can coat the Galician fried milk in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Do it while they are still hot so that they soak better.
- You already have your recipe for Galician fried milk ready!
Buñuelos de viento are balls made with a dough of flour, eggs and milk, which when fried swell, that is why they are called “de viento”. Once fried, they can be filled with cream or pastry cream, which are the most typical. The recipe for buñuelos de viento is traditionally made for Carnival, Easter and All Saints’ Day, and there are countless versions of the traditional recipe. If you are one of those who cannot resist the sweetness of chocolate, try our Recipe for Chocolate Fritters.
To prepare this Recipe for homemade wind fritters, gather all the ingredients and follow the step by step that we show you below:
- 100 milliliters of water
- 150 milliliters of milk
- 50 grams of butter
- 150 grams of flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 dessert spoon of yeast
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 glasses of sunflower oil
- 50 grams of sugar (to coat)
- 2 tablespoons anise (optional)
- In a saucepan put to heat milk, water, butter and anise.
- When it comes to a boil, add the flour along with the yeast and salt. With a wooden spoon, stir until the dough begins to come off the sides of the saucepan.
- Remove from the heat and let it rest for 10 minutes. Add the eggs one by one until they are well incorporated into the dough, which should not be too light.
- Heat a saucepan with plenty of oil. Prepare the wind fritters with the help of two spoons to give it a round shape.
- When the oil is hot, fry the fritters taking care that they brown everywhere.
- Remove them from the oil and place them on absorbent kitchen paper to remove excess oil-
- Your homemade wind fritters are ready! Pass them for sugar while still hot before serving.
You can check our following video to discover how to make wind fritters with an easy and dynamic recipe.
The Easter Mona Recipe is one of the quintessential Easter and late Lent desserts. It is a traditional recipe in almost the entire peninsula, but especially in Catalonia and the Valencian Community. Easter monas are a kind of bun or burnt bread that have a boiled egg on top or other figures of fondant or chocolate to accompany them. Although it is one of the most extensive or laborious recipes for Easter sweets, the result is unique and delicious. Read on to find out how to make homemade Easter cake:
For the ferment:
- 60 grams of bread flour
- 12 grams of fresh yeast
- 40 milliliters of water
For the Easter monkey:
- 300 grams of bread flour
- 12 grams of fresh yeast
- 5 eggs
- 200 grams of sugar (1 cup)
- 80 grams of butter melted
- Orange or lemon zest
- 15 milliliters of orange blossom water
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons chocolate noodles
- 1 tablespoon of milk
- First, make the preferment. Put a little water in a deep bowl and add the yeast and flour. Stir until the ingredients are integrated and cover with plastic wrap. Leave it in a cool place or in the fridge for a whole night to ferment.
- After the fermentation time, take out the container. Grate the lemon or orange peel and melt the butter in the microwave.
- In a bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, orange blossom water, butter and 2 eggs. Beat until you get a homogeneous dough and add the preferment. Knead for 15 minutes by hand or use an electric mixer.
- Let it sit for a couple of hours, covering the container with plastic wrap or a cloth.
- After the resting time, remove and knead for 3 more minutes. Form two medium-sized balls.
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Make a cross cut on the monas to introduce the uncooked and well washed eggs. Let the monas rest in the oven for half an hour and then mix the yolk of the last egg with a splash of milk to brush the Easter monkeys.
- Preheat the oven to 200ºC with heat up and down. Decorate the poinsettias and put them in the oven when hot. Lower the temperature to 170 ºC and cook for 40 minutes, ensuring that they do not burn.
- When they’re done, remove the Easter monkeys and let them cool to room temperature before enjoying. The time and effort will have been worth it when you try them!
One of the most popular Easter mona recipes in the Valencian Community and the Levante area is the Recipe for Burnt Bread or panquemao, its most traditional Easter sweet that is normally accompanied with Easter sausage.
Do not miss the step by step of the following video to prepare a Easter cake with cream!
Chocolate Easter Eggs
Chocolate Easter eggs are one of the most anticipated products at Easter by the youngest members of the family. There are many types: eggs the size of the palm of the hand, others larger (there are the size of a ball), and also Easter eggs filled with sponge cake or oreo. If you are a cocoa lover and you do not know how to make chocolate Easter eggs in an easy and fast way, you are in the right recipe!
- 600 grams of milk chocolate in tablet
- 1 bottle of heavy cream or liquid cream
- 1 tablespoon whiskey, rum, or liqueur (optional)
- Chocolate chips, chips, or noodles
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a water bath until you get a smooth paste without lumps.
- In a bowl, place the liquid cream and add half the melted chocolate (300 g). If you like it and this recipe is not for children, add the whishy, rum or liquor and mix everything. This will be the filling for the Easter eggs that you should keep in the refrigerator.
- Spread the rest of the melted chocolate in an Easter egg mold and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes. Repeat this step applying a second coat of chocolate and put it back in the fridge.
- When the homemade chocolate egg mold is well set, pour …