Today is Easter, but they don't celebrate it here in Japan, or at least the stores don't...no easter candies, no chocolate bunnies, no decorating egg kits...sigh.
Yesterday, Satoshi's teacher gave him a little "easter basket" filled with all kinds of yummy easter candies. I know they are yummy because we tasted a couple this morning before he had to go to work and it brought me back to my childhood.
On Easter morning, we would get up early to color hard boiled eggs. Then after coloring them, we would have the adults hide them and we would go to look for them. There were also plastic eggs with candies inside of them that were also hidden. After the hunt was over, it was fun playing "egg fight" to see whose egg was the strongest. Followed by the days with pink and blue egg salad sandwiches and macaroni salad...those were the days.
I had some quickly ripening bananas to do something with. I decided to try making muffins. The recipe I used was by Tyler Florence.
The recipe was pretty easy, the only part I kind of wondered about is how big are normal muffin tins? One of my tins only make 6, but I think this recipe makes more than 12 muffins. Still, hot out of the oven, they were delicious!
NOTES: I only used 2 bananas and added about a handful of cacao nibs to the batter and then sprinkled a little more on top of each muffin.
Hope you enjoy your Easter with family and friends, have a great week!