Oh my goodness, I just love these. They are the easiest treat to make for Easter, and perfect for making with children. They take no time at all so can be made and eaten within 1/2 an hour.
The only tricky bit is getting hold of the kataifi pastry. It's a Greek pastry made from shredded filo pastry and looks like shredded wheat. I usually find it in Mediterranean supermarkets in the freezer section but you can also buy it on line.
150g Kataifi Pastry
Pinch Mixed Spice
Chocolate Mini Eggs
Melt the butter and sugar in a pan and stir in the mixed spice. Pull apart the pastry and stir it into the melted butter to coat as much as you can.
Now use the pastry to form nests in a muffin tray. Make sure you push them firmly against the sides and leave a dip for your eggs in the centre.
Bake for 10 minutes at 180C Fan. They will be crisp and golden. Leave them to cool slightly in the tray then remove to a cooling rack.
Now put a teaspoon of Nutella in the centre and finish with mini eggs.
If you're wanting a more relaxing Easter break, no one is going to think badly of you for popping to the supermarket for your Easter treats. Sainsbury's have a great range of goodies from Chocolate Hot Cross Buns and Carrot Cake to Praline or Belgian Chocolate eggs.
Easter is for everyone so why not put an Easter hamper together and add a bottle of champagne or some lovely breakfast tea.