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Easter

Easter Moments

Whether you’re travelling or staying in, with friends or family, Makro has your Easter moments covered.

“Are we there yet”
Start your long weekend on a good note and turn those car tantrums into road trip fun. Our travel hacks are here to keep the kids happy on the road this Easter.
1. Planning: plan the start of your trip around your kid's sleeping patterns and map out every toilet break for the family to stretch their legs and get some air.
2. Comfort: pack in plenty of blankets and pillows to ensure that they get some rest along the way.
3. Snacks: what’s a road trip without snacks? Bring along sufficient snacks for the kids to enjoy.
4. Games: distract your kids and get them to appreciate the beautiful South African scenery. Swap the iPad for fun car games like I-spy, car cricket and hold-your-breath.

A delicious moment
Perfect as a gift or to serve warm to your guests, here is our delicious recipe for the spiced sweet buns of Easter- The Hot Cross Bun.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup warm water (45 degrees C)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon instant powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup dried currants
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons milk 

For the flour paste

  • 125 g flour
  • 5 T water
For the glaze
  • 65 ml golden syrup
  • 65 ml boiling water

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C
TO MAKE THE HOT CROSS BUNS
  1. Combine warm water, butter, skim milk powder, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, egg, egg white, flour, and yeast in a mixing bowl.
  2. When 5 minutes of kneading are left, add currants and cinnamon. Leave dough to double in size.
  3. Punch down on floured surface, cover, and let rest 10 minutes.
  4. Shape into 12 balls and place in a greased 9 x 12 inch pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 35-40 minutes).
  5. Mix egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water. Brush over each ball then take a sharp knife and cut a cross on each bun.
  6. To make the cross: mix together confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and milk. Place flour paste in a piping bag or a sandwich bag with the corner snipped off; pipe a cross onto each bun.
  7. Bake at 190 degrees celsius for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from pan immediately.
  9. While hot, cover each bun with the glaze mixture. 

DIY starter projects
A four day weekend is the best excuse to start your next DIY project! Here are some good starter projects to help you get going without too much planning and fuss.
- Transform a room with a new coat of paint
- Replace a light fixture
- Replace faucets or any other faulty hardware
- Mount a flatscreen on a wall
- Caulk cracks or drafty areas around doors or windows
- Replace a toilet seat
- Add insulation to your attic for winter