Making Cascarones is a Family Fun-Filled Easter Celebration
What are your plans for Easter this weekend? Go to church, spend time with the family, do and Easter Egg Hunt. How about making some Cascarones?
Cascarones are confetti-filled Easter eggs that are fun to make so while you're dying some eggs this weekend make a few Cascarones to put in the Easter basket. With Disney movies such as "Coco" and "Encanto" the Hispanic culture has really been brought to life. I first got introduced to Cascarones when I was kid, my cousins would crack one of the colorful confetti-filled eggs over my head. That's all it took for me to want to learn how to make one so I could get them back.
This Hispanic tradition has become an American tradition in many households today as we celebrate the beautiful Easter season. By the way, the word "Cascarones" is Spanish for eggshell and has been around since the mid-1800s.There is also a religious meaning behind it as well, it's supposed to bring you good luck. May I remind you it can be a little messy so the best place to pull your prank is outdoors during an Easter egg hunt.
So, let's get to cracking, no pun intended.
Remove the egg from the shell by poking a small pinhole in the bottom of the egg and replace the egg yoke with colorful confetti. Cover the pin hole with a small piece of tissue paper the same color as your egg and then just wait for your unsuspecting guest.
When making Cascarones, do not waste the drained eggs because you can use that for breakfast or other treats.
Check out these step by step directions with pictures here.
Here's a quick video on how to make cascarones.
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