At Easter, the coffee table is often beautifully set and so traditional delicacies such as Easter lambs are also served. It is a small fluffy cake in the shape of a sweet lamb. But not only serving the pastries is fun, but also baking and decorating together with the family. Easter lambs are not only suitable for your own coffee table, but also as a small gift for friends and family. Read here what you need to bake a traditional Easter lamb and which recipe makes it very easy.
The ingredients for a delicious Easter lamb are simple and probably present in every kitchen. However, you need a special Easter lamb baking mold for the three-dimensional shape of the pastry. Fill the baking pan with batter and place it upside down in the oven. You can then easily loosen the clamps on the side of the mold and remove the finished 3D Easter lamb.
Ingredients for three Easter lambs (0.7-1 liter baking pan)
In a bowl, beat butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and salt until creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time and stir them into the butter-sugar mixture at the highest level for one minute at a time.
Mix the flour and baking powder together and then quickly stir the mixture into the butter mixture, alternating with the milk.
Grease the Easter lamb baking pan and dust it with flour before filling it with the dough. Bake the dough in the mold for 45 minutes in the preheated oven (circulating air around 160 degrees). Let the finished Easter lamb rest for about ten to 15 minutes and only then carefully remove it from the mold. It is best to let the pastry cool down completely on a wire rack before you decorate it.
The Easter lamb is already given contours by the 3D baking mold, but these can be beautifully worked out with suitable decorations. The quick and classic variant is dusting the Easter lamb with powdered sugar or decorating it with a chocolate icing. If you want to get creative, you could also give the little lamb a fur made of icing and sprinkled coconut flakes or work with a cream cheese frosting. The latter consists of cream cheese, butter and icing sugar and can be applied to the pastry using a nozzle. This makes it easy to imitate the woolly fur of a lamb.
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