It wasn't until after my mom remarried that we really started doing anything like a special meal for Easter Sunday at home. My grandparents would on occasion have us over for the standard-issue ham or roast beef, but being on our sugar highs meant my sister and I were really more bent on dessert. I always think of carrot cake when it comes to Easter, in particular the flavour of toasted walnuts in the one that my grandma used to serve. I hated walnuts as a kid, but have grown to appreciate the nuances they add to something fruity or earthy like banana bread or carrot cake, and it's more the crunchy texture than the flavour that puts me off when they're in brownies.
After making the already nutty Baklava Cream Fondant, I was looking for something to use it with and making sandwich cookies seemed like a perfectly logical option! I took the same basic flavours of the fondant, bumped up the nuts and added caramelized sugar that I ground into a powder as part of the sweetening power. The cookies are chewy, slightly soft and cakey, but are a perfect pairing with the fondant in the centre (or a honey ice cream!). They're a unique ending to a festive meal when you don't want something as heavy or sweet as a cake.
This week's #SundaySupper is all about Easter and Passover fare. With Holy Week beginning, there's sure to be many an opportunity to share these recipes with those you love! We have Carla as our host this week, a wonderful blogger, photographer and overall person I'm honoured to call a friend. You have to check out all the Easter treats on her blog - especially if you're as big a fan of the Creme Eggs as I am! Check out the offerings below:
This Week’s #SundaySupper is hosted by one of our fabulous #SundaySupper Contributors, Carla from Chocolate Moosey. I adore Carla’s recipes and her photography is absolutely amazing! You can check out her blog here.
Easter Sunday Supper Recipes:
- How To Color Easter Eggs Naturally from Shockingly Delicious
Breakfast, Breads, and Buns
- Bunny Rabbit Bread from In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maurene
- Easter Brunch Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal from In The Kitchen With KP
- Fresh Blueberries Hot Cross Buns from My Cute Bride
- Jamaican Easter Spice Bun from The Lovely Pantry
- Paska – Ukranian Easter Bread from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Portuguese Easter Bread | Folar de Pascoa from Family Foodie
- Resurrection Rolls from Neighbor Food
Appetizers and Sides
- Asparagus, Brie & Ham Crostini from Daily Dish Recipes
- French Gratin Potatoes (Dauphinoise) from Simply Gourmet
- Lemon Glazed Carrots from Curious Cuisiniere
- Not So Deviled Eggs from Country Girl in the Village
- Orange Raisin Couscous from Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Potato and Leek Gratin from Webicurean
- Spinach Spaetzle (Spinat Spaetzle) from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary from Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham from The Meltaways
- Sicilian “Enchiladas” from The Cooking Actress
- Alebele – Goan Coconut filled Pancake from Masala Herb
- Bunny-Approved Baked Easter Doughnuts from The Weekend Gourmet
- Carrot Cake Cheesecake from Chocolate Moosey
- Carrots in Dirt from The Urban Mrs
- Coconut and M&M’s Cookie from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Coconut Cake with Coconut Buttercream from Juanita’s Cocina
- Coconut Cupcakes from Magnolia Days
- Cream Cheese Candies from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Easter Egg Cookies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Easter Simnel Cake from Happy Baking Days
- Exotic Walnut Cookies from What Smells So Good?
- Honey Panna Cotta with Grand Marnier Mixed Berries from Gourmet Drizzles
- Japanese Easter Petit Fours and Flowers from Ninja Baking
- Nutella Easter Egg Candy from The Messy Baker
- Old-Fashioned Peanut Rolled Eggs from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Painted Sugar Cookies from Ruffles and Truffles
- Strawberry Bundt Cake from Basic N Delicious
Passover Sunday Supper Recipes:
- Apple and Cranberry Charoset from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Flourless Chocolate Torte from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Moroccan Haroset from MarocMama
- Pavlova with Red Berries, Lime and Hibiscus from YinMom YangMom
Wine Pairing Recommendations for #SundaySupper Religious Feasts from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter on Sunday, March 24 to talk all about Easter and Passover recipes! We’ll tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more delicious recipes and food photos.
Exotic Walnut Cookies
Makes about 16, 8 sandwiches
3 oz shortening
1 oz butter (or dairy-free buttery sticks), softened
¼ cup caramelized sugar powder (or raw sugar)
¼ cup raw sugar
2 egg whites
½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp rosewater
1 cup oat flour
2 tbsp all purpose flour
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
3 tbsp ground walnuts
- Cream together shortening, butter and both types of sugar.
- Add egg whites, vanilla and rosewater, beating until well combined.
- Add flours, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts. Beat until just combined.
- Wrap dough and refrigerate 2- 3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375F and line 2 sheets with parchment.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely on sheets.
Total Fat: 7.9 g
Cholesterol: 3.0 mg
Sodium: 19.5 mg
Total Carbs: 11.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
Protein: 1.5 g