Nothing but Bunny Business


Spring is upon us - fresh skies, blue afternoons and dewy mornings

Excitement has been brewing for the early Easter that 2016 offers us, and at Show Business Interiors, we are hopping to it!

It's so important to us that we stay active and involved in working towards the greater good in our community and therefore, we have got all paws on deck to celebrate Easter and raise money for our Local Young Persons Charities in collaboration with the Crewe & Nantwich Weaver Rotary Club.

"Work hard, play hard" - today, to raise money for the charity, we are celebrating Easter in all of our creative flare and humour with games, competitions and one or two, too many carrots!

For the weeks leading up to Easter, we have been preparing for the competition of the year (for some), who wins the GIANT eggtastic chocolate Easter egg?

We have battled it out, all in good spirit, and we offer our congratulations to Wendy Hudson.

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What are you up to this Easter?

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Jump on our bunny bandwagon and get involved! Here are some ideas for you and your family at this eggcellent time of year:

Feeling artsy? 

  • Get all of the family involved with egg painting!
  • Hard boil an egg
  • Allow it to cool
  • Decorate it with permanent marker, crayons or paint!

Be sure to share with us your best creations!


A delicious Easter treat?

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Cinnamon Bunny Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free)

  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Cook/Chill time: 13 mins
  • Ready in: 23 mins
  • Makes: 14 - 18 cookies (really depends on your cookie cutter size)

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut oil or non-dairy butter of your choice, at room temperature/softened
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of your choice -- agave, honey, Honee, etc.)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 12 tbsp brown rice flour
  • 8 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 8 tbsp sweet rice flour
  • ½ tsp guar gum

Optional: 2 tbps amaranth balls (or some dried currents, chocolate chips, etc. to make the "eyes")

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Prepare a rolling area with two additional sheets of parchment paper for that, and have your cookie cutter(s) handy. Set aside.
  2. Place the coconut oil or butter in a large mixing bowl and whip it with a mixer to soften it a bit. Add sweetener, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt and mix once again to combine. Add in flour and use a wooden spoon to mix. Then get in there with your hands and mix everything together by working the dough until you can shape it into a ball {note: as depending on the flour mix you use there may be a slight variance, know that the consistency of the dough should not be sticky but should press together when pinched -- be sure to knead it really well first for some time -- if it's a little too sticky, add a little more flour (try 1-2 tbsp); if it's a little dry add a little more sweetener (try 1 tbsp)}. Shape the dough into a ball and then flatten into a disk.
  3. Roll out one of the dough ball between two sheets of parchment paper to ¼" thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the circles. Carefully transfer to a prepared cookie sheet, spacing them ½" apart (they won't spread as they bake). Gather up any dough scraps and repeat until all dough is used up.
  4. If you're doing the cookie stamp version, carefully stamp the cookies when they are on the cookie sheet. If you're going with the bunny + eyes option, set the "eyes" (the amaranth balls or whatever you are using) and any other decoration onto the cookies now (note: the "eyes" need to be pressed in lightly into the cookie)/
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven for approximately 11-13 minutes, until the edges just begin to become golden (time will vary depending on your cookie size).
  6. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. (Note: cookies will harden a little within minutes of cooling, so don't overbake).

Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!


Fancy an adventure?

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Get outside and hide those Easter eggs!

  • Will you make a treasure hunt map?
  • Team up with the neighbours?
  • Create rhyming, riddled clues?
  • Will there be a time limit?
  • Will the Easter Bunny himself, guide the hunt?

Be creative both indoors and outdoors and get your family and friends working for their treats with a funny bunny hunt! Wishing a very happy and fun-filled Easter to everybunny!

- The Show Business Family