Chocolate Easter Eggs Deluxe

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Home Made in the Oven: Truly Easy, Comforting Recipes for Baking, Broiling, and Roasting

By Yvette van Boven

Published 2019

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You have to imagine that back in the day, before we made them change their biological calendars for our own convenience, chickens used to lay eggs only in the spring instead of year-round. Traditionally Catholics would save up the eggs their chickens began to lay in mid-March, because during Lent they had to abstain from meat, dairy, and other luxuries like chocolate and sugar. Afterward the eggs would be used for a lavish Easter breakfast that signaled the end of the fasting period.