Surely this year's Cadbury Christmas staff party is being fully funded by our extended family! We have so much chocolate that you can open almost any cupboard in our house and find a considerable pile of Easter Eggs! Rather than melt it down and sculpt it into a life size copy of Michelangelo's David, I have been using it in the kitchen. For breakfast yesterday I decided to sandwich some Easter Eggs in between two slices of french toast, YUM! Here's how you can try it too using things you probably already have in the pantry.
Mix the sugar, eggs, cream or milk, vanilla and cinnamon together in a dinner plate. Put a frypan on a low heat and add in a knob of butter. Soak one side only of a slice of bread in the egg mix for 30 seconds and then place it egg mix side down in the pan. Add as many slice to the pan as can fit comfortably.
Soak another slice of bread on one side only in the egg mix for 30 seconds and place it on top of the chocolate to form a sandwich - egg side up. Repeat this for all the bread in your frypan.
When your french toast is browned on the bottom use a flat spatula to flip it over and cook the other side. When it's browned your done, cut it up and try not to make a mess - enjoy!
A few weeks ago I entered some of my cookies into the Support a WAHP (work at home person) Mothers Day Photo Contest, yes I know - I am a WAHP, funny word! The cookies I entered were just right for this comp so I thought why not. Well I got selected as one of 10 finalists this week and was pretty excited. The prize is the coveted front cover of their annual Mothers Day Catalogue - awesome!! Even better is that the finalists will be featured inside the catalogue, so whether I win or not I will still get featured. Here is the photo I entered, I made these in May last year and and of course I gave them to my super amazing mum, that's not to say that we didn't all eat them together (super amazing just to share them I reckon).
If you want to vote for me please go right ahead here, I will let you know how I go and where you can find the Catalogue when all is said and done xx
If you're like me and feel like there are not enough hours in the day, then this Easter treat recipe is for you. I had promised my little Easter bunnies that I would help them make some Easter treats to give out, so this morning we had a spare 45 minutes before heading down to the beach and we whipped these up. They are fast, inexpensive, great to make with kids and make a delicious Easter gift.
To make 12 of these you will need:
375gm of cooking chocolate, be it dark, milk or white
3/4 cup of shredded coconut or Changs fried noodles
½ cup of dried fruit or chopped glace cherries, I used dried cranberries
1 cup of mini marshmallows or cut up big ones
36 mini Easter eggs, sugared almonds or any other small Easter treats
12 hole muffin pan
12 squares of baking paper to fit into the cavities of your muffin pan
Microwave proof bowl
Press baking paper into the cavities of the muffin pan and then melt the chocolate. I use the microwave, its fast, easy and mess free. Put the chocolate in the microwave proof bowl and set your microwave to medium power for 1½ minutes. When its done mix the chocolate and return it to the microwave in 30 second bursts on medium again until it is melted. You should only need to do this a couple of times as you don’t want the chocolate to be too hot or it will take longer to set.
Add remaining ingredients other than the little treats that will sit in the nests and mix well. Quickly divide the mix into the 12 baking paper cups and using the spoon gently push the mix up the sides of the baking paper to form little nests.
After about ten minutes they will have hardened enough for you to pop some little Easter eggs, sugared almonds or any other Easter treats you have into the nests. The kids and I then removed them from the baking paper and wrapped them in cellophane, tied with a ribbon and popped them into an Easter box from our local $2 shop with a little card they made while waiting for the nests to dry.
Thanks for taking the time to check this out and I hope it encourages you to spend some time in the kitchen with your little Easter bunnies this Easter break xx