Decorating Easter Candles (Lambades) with Easter cookies

Thia year I decided to bake plain cookies for Easter.. Not red like last year or anything else fancy.

But who am I kiddying.. 

My creativity started working and ended up making huge braided cookies like you do with challah.. 

But what to do with them? Decided to decorate the candles that we take to church the saturday night and they are adorned with stuff and every kid wants the best Lambada as we call them... 

They actually turned out great! 

And are great to eat on the way back from church :-) 

Next year I will make them red! :-) 



Diffuculty: 2 of 3
Duration:1 hour prep and 1 hour baking
Serves:3 trays


300 g of caster sugar

rind of 2 oranges

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

300 g butter, room temperature

2 eggs

120 g of orange juice

50 g of brandy or other flavored drink

50 g of milk

1 pinch of sugar

1000 g of cake flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 egg to make an eggwash for the cookies

candy to sprinkle 



Add sugar and rind in mixer and mix it up for a few minutes.

Add food colouring and vanilla and stir for a minute.

Add butter and mix with the paddle attachment for a few minutes. 

Add the eggs and mix till incorporated.

In a glass you mix orange juice, booze and milk.

In a bowl you shift the flour, salt and baking powder.

Fold the wet ingredients in two stages in the mixer bowl and the dry ingredients in 3 starting with the dry ingredients. 

Preheat the oven at 160 celsius and line three sheets with parchment paper.

Form the cookies and lay them on the sheets.

Brush them with eggwash and add the sprinkles.

bake them for about 20 minutes... depending on size...  


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