APRIL FOOLS DAY
When my kids were little, they always loved to
'celebrate' April Fools Day by playing a few jokes on their
'unsuspecting' mom. Lots of laughs throughout the day!
There are many fun recipes that mimic real food
to 'fool' your family. Here is a fun one from Family Fun Magazine:
Fried Marshmallow Eggs
There's no chance of breaking the yolks when you cook up these eggs. That's because they're actually dried apricots -- a tangy complement to the sweet marshmallow egg whites.
What you'll need
- 2 tsp. butter
- 12 marshmallows
- 2 dried whole apricots
How to make it
- Place a piece of aluminum foil on a flat working surface and then grease the surface of the foil with 1 teaspoon of the butter.
- In a small saucepan, melt the second teaspoon of butter over low heat. As soon as it has melted, add the marshmallows to the pan and turn up the heat to medium-low. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon until the marshmallows are completely melted and have just started to bubble.
- Immediately remove the pan from the heat and spoon the melted marshmallow, in 2 separate blobs, onto the greased foil. You have to work fast, before the marshmallow begins to solidify again. TIP: When spooning the melted marshmallow onto the greased foil, work quickly, using the back of the spoon to spread out the "egg white" a bit.
- Shape 2 dried whole apricots and gently press each one, rounded side up, into the center of a marshmallow blob. TIP: To make a dried apricot look just like a dome-shaped egg yolk, use your thumbs to push the center of the fruit until it is concave.
- When the marshmallow has set enough to hold together, but before it stiffens too much, use a spatula to transfer the eggs to a breakfast plate. TIP: Once the candy eggs have set, insert a plastic spatula beneath each one and, at the same time, use your fingers to gently peel the marshmallow from the foil.