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Easter Recipes from Giovanna Trimpe

Bread Cross
Cross made from store bought French bread in a can.  Or bread sticks in tubes.

Two refrigerated tubes of French bread or bread sticks.
One egg.
Cookie sheet.
Roll out the bread using flour to make sure it does not stick to your hands or the surface that
you are working on.
Cut into one inch wide strips and then cut those strips in half.
Twist each strip and place it on the cookie sheet starting in the lower half of the sheet.
Twist and press the ends so that they stick to the surface of the sheet.  Keep twisting and pressing placing the bread sticks close to each other and on top of each other until you have about 12" inches long and 5 inches wide.
Use half the amount of the sticks for the vertical part of the Cross.  Use the rest of the bread by twisting
them across the vertical part to form a cross. 
Wash the entire cross with an egg wash.  (break one egg in a small bowl, add one tablespoon of water, and whisk together)  Brush the entire bread cross with the egg wash.  Bake in a preheated 350' oven for about 20 minutes, Some ovens may vary,  but cook until golden brown.
 
BUNNY CAKE:
One cake mix of your favorite flavor.  Follow directions and bake in two 8"inch round pans.
Make sure to grease and flour pans well.
After cooking let them cool for about 5 minutes.
One of the round cakes will be the Bunny's face.  Slice two ends of the other round cake to make them look like ears and the middle part will be his bow tie.  Attach ears and tie where they belong
Use your favorite frosting and decorate to your liking.
 
ICE BUCKET COOLER:
Use a large 2 to 4 gallon clear plastic container.  Fill with warm water and place a two liter bottle fully filled in the center of the container.  Add your special decorative touch to decorate the water/ice in the larger container. For example:  Easter eggs, flowers lemons, limes, any other decorative items that you prefer.  Let it sit overnight in freezer.  Place in a sink filled with warm water and remove the
two liter bottle and gently remove the ice from the container.  Use this to keep your bottle of Vodka cold or white wine or any other beverage of your choice.
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