Tag Archives: Easter

Death by chocolate brownies

20 Mar

 

DEATH BY CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

It has come to my attention that everybody loves chocolate. Not really a stunning insight, I hear you mutter. True, but let continue. It is a given that everyone loves choccy but whenever I post a really chocolatey recipe the crowds go wild. That is, as wild as you can be while expressing an opinion via a keyboard. Continue reading

Easy Easter mini cupcakes

18 Mar

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I think I enjoy Easter more than Christmas. Come December 25 everyone is racing around like a headless chook, and the stress is palpable.

From a baking perspective – which is my usual perspective as I am always baking – standing in front of an oven for hours on end in 35 C heat is simply awful.

But by Easter the weather has cooled and baking is more pleasant. Continue reading

Easter egg clafoutis

13 Mar

 

Easter egg Clafoutis

Sometimes its fun to serve an Easter dessert that isn’t totally choc-tastic but still has a nod to this beloved holiday.  Continue reading

Easter chocolate brownie biscuits (cookies)

16 Apr

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Easter is one of my favourite times of year. You get to catch up with friends and family, eat delicious food and watch the kid’s faces as they hunt for eggs. And, like Christmas, you get to go completely over the top with your baking. Or is that just me?

As I write this I am preparing to host an Easter Sunday brunch for family. My mum offered to host but all I could think was – some of the desserts aren’t moveable! So we’ll be having everyone here! Amongst my trifles and tarts and bundt cakes I realised I hadn’t hit the chocolate target so I obviously I had to rectify that.

 

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Gather:

55 grams butter
85 grams dark chocolate, chopped
55 grams milk chocolate, chopped
2 large eggs
¼ cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Enough candy-coated mini chocolate eggs to decorate the biscuits [I used two per biscuit]

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Let’s get to it:

Preheat oven to 180C and grease and line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and chopped chocolate over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. With a metal spoon stir in the eggs, sugars, and vanilla extract. Stir in flour and baking powder.

Using a heaped teaspoon place batter onto the sheet and decorate with two candy-coated eggs. Allow room for them to spread.

Bake for between 7-11 minutes, until just set [you want them to be moist].

Leave on tray for a few minutes before transferring to wire rack.

 

 

Donna Hay hot cross buns for Easter

16 Mar

 

hot cross buns - The Hungry Mum

I make a batch of Donna Hay’s hot cross buns every Easter and when eaten fresh from the oven they are heaven on Earth. Like many baked goods they are best the day they are made. You can pop them under the griller after a day or two [if they last that long!].

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Easy Easter biscuit [cookie] pops

4 Apr

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Being Australian we call small, sweet baked morsels biscuits. From my extensive blog reading I see that Americans call these items cookies. Let’s chalk it up to cultural differences.

In any case Misses 4 & 6 helped make umpteen of these sprinkle-covered biscuits for their little friends for Easter. It is the recipe I posted on my blog titled Child’s play: super simple sprinkle biscuits even a 4-year-old can make.

All you ned to do is gently push a paddlepop stick into the biscuit prior to baking. Ta da! A bickie on a stick – and as everyone knows, sticks make food taste better.