Easter eggs basil mousse

Easter eggs hunting anyone!!!!

Google: “Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament of the Bible, the event is said to have occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans and died in roughly A.D. 30.”

Why do we celebrate Easter with eggs?

Eggs represent new life and rebirth, and it’s thought that this ancient custom became a part of Easter celebrations. In the medieval period, eating eggs was forbidden during Lent (the 40 days before Easter) so on Easter Sunday, tucking into an egg was a real treat!”

“According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its coloured eggs.”

Google: “A mousse is a soft prepared food that incorporates air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture. Depending on preparation techniques, it can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick. A mousse may be sweet or savoury: the consistency of a dense foam, composed of a puréed chief ingredient mixed with stiffly beaten egg whites, whipped cream, or both.”

With school closed for Easter celebration, some kids are staying home not going away with family for the long weekend. Here’s something that the kids can be occupied. Get them to make their own chocolate mousse pots and decorate with any herbs and Easter eggs chocolate that they had found in the garden.

I have created the small glass mousse with the easter egg that had a bunny hiding in the tree bark among my basil and I noticed that I went to get my camera in my room wanting to take the picture that my mischievous nephew and I had created. Guess what happened to my two mini Easter eggs I have decorated beneath the bunny eggs? I spy with my eyes, my nephew had gobble up and his mouth were stained with chocolate. Should have brought out my camera before decorating it. Let’s celebrate Easter with creative fun dessert made with kids!!!



12 oreo original biscuits
300 g double cream
100 ml full cream milk
a few drops of browning essence


6 oreo original biscuits
2 sprigs medium grown basil
1 sprig small grown basil
5 unwrapped mini Easter eggs
1 medium chocolate egg
1 medium chocolate eggs with bunny and flowers


Place the oreo, double cream, full cream milk in a metal bowl making sure the oreo are completely covered. Cling wrap the plate and place in fridge for 3 hours. The idea is to softened oreo. Once 3 hours up, beat the oreo mixture on high speed to form a thick mousse. Drop a few drops of browning essence and beat to mix well.

Spoon the mouse into a glass dessert bowls or ceramic pots. Smooth top and place in fridge, while you make the garnish: place the 6 whole oreo in a mortar and pound it to look like soil. Top big glass mousse with crushed oreo and add a sprig of medium grown basil in the far left, one chocolate egg in the centre and five unwrapped mini Easter eggs around it. The small glass mousse with crushed oreo and add one small on the far left and the medium basil on the far right, The bunny and flower chocolate egg in the centre. Serve immediately.

Note: You can use sour cream or eggs as said by many recipes. Instead of browning essence you can use peppermint or vanilla essence. You can add fruits puree. You can add edible flowers or make sugar coating flowers. Make any garnish or decorate your little pots with herbs from your garden.