Food

Three Easy Easter Bakes

I have just as sweet a tooth as the next person so I decided what better time to try a few new easy baking recipes.  I am by no means a Mary Berry in the making, I have very little knowledge of baking or cooking.  So when I say easy baking it is (apparently) fool-proof methods and ingredients.  Apart from the bog standard Victoria sponge recipe from my mother’s time worn cook book or pancakes, I can’t say I’ve baked all that much to be honest.  If you are like me and looking for some easy Easter treats from your children or a little something to impress your friends, then hopefully these treats will be just the thing you’re looking for.

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This looks like the perfect cute surprise to baffle children or adults a like with as simple concept.  Thats what the website says anyway… lets see if it works.                                                                                             

Ingredients

  • 200g Milk Chocolate
  • 100g Rice Krispies

To Decorate 

  • 2x50g bags of chocolate mini eggs or filling of your choice
  • 2 white chocolate buttons per egg if making chicks
  • 25g White Chocolate

Equipment

  • Chocolate egg moulds
  • Piping bags
  • Rolling Pin
  • Small paint brush or any decorating tools desired

 

To make…

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To start with you can melt the chocolate in a bowl over hot water or in small bursts in the microwave.  Once melted, take off the heat and add Rice Krispies and stir to coated.

Then using a tablespoon scoop the mixture into your moulds. Try your best to make sure that there are no gaps or thin parts.

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I then decided to add some white chocolate in the inside to make the shell that little bit thicker and fill in any gaps.

Once the moulds have set in the fridge, to release them without breaking I submerged the plastic into hot water for a few seconds and they came out no problem.

To add a little surprise in the middle I added mini eggs in the big egg and in the smaller eggs I added a mini creme egg.IMG_4372

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To bond the moulds together I used a hot knife to melt the edges of each side and pressed them together, carefully placing them back in the mould in the fridge to set.

For the decoration on the face I melted a little more milk chocolate and used the smallest nozzle on a piping bag to make the eyes and wings.  For the feet I used milk chocolate and carved my best attempt at feet before sticking them on with a little melted chocolate.

11ae07b4-b52f-4b47-8efa-a7fa7d756ca9.jpgSome time later you have yourself a chick of some form.  Definitely a challenge to make but looks great once its done.  Yes it tastes as good as it looks.  A whole load of chocolate what is not to love.

Recipe: BBC Good Food

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Ingredients 

  • 185g unsalted butter in small chunks and for greasing
  • 185g best dark chocolate in small pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 275g golden caster sugar
  • 85g plain flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 5 fondant filled eggs I’m using cadburys creme eggs
  • 150g mini eggs (mixture of your liking)

 

To make…

To start with, melt chocolate in a bowl over simmering water, stir until fully melted and leave to cool to room temperature.

At this point you want to heat the over to 180c/gas mark 4.  You will need a 20cm (or so) square tin.  If using a different size bare in mind that the amount of ingredients will differ slightly.

Break eggs into a large bowl and add the caster sugar.  Whisk together for 5-8 minutes until thick and doubled in size.IMG_4313IMG_1449

 

Fold the cooled chocolate in to the mix before sieving the flour and coco mix using a spatula until combined.

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Line the baking tray with grease proof paper.

IMG_4327Pour the mixture in to the tin making sure it is level and bake for 20-25 minutes until a knife comes out clean.

 

 

 

To decorate the top of the brownies, I added mini eggs and halved some creme eggs before sticking the tray back in the over on a low heat for a few minutes to lightly melt the eggs.

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And voila, you have easter brownie, easier than the chick but definitely as festive and fun.IMG_4337

 

 

 

 

SOO MUCH CHOCOLATE!!!

Recipe:Easter Egg Brownie

Easter Rocky Road

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Ingredients

  • 50g Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 200g Marshmallows
  • 100g Rice Krispies
  • Milk or white chocolate for decoration.

To make….

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Melt butter over a low heat in a large Saucepan and add Vanilla.

Add in the marshmallows and stir till completely melted into a gooey mess.

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Once completely melted, take the pan off the heat and add in the Rice Krispies. Before it cools completely, pour the mixture into prepared a tin lined with grease proof paper.

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Make sure the mixture is flat using a spatula.  I chose to add mini eggs and milk chocolate for decoration.  I pressed them half way but you can leave them sitting on the top.

I also drizzled white chocolate over the top but it isn’t necessary.

All thats left to do is lightly score the top of the mixture in to sections and leave the tray to set in the fridge for roughly 2 hours.

Recipe: Easter Rocky Road

 

 

I certainly had my fill of chocolate and sugar after making these recipes.  Let me know if you attempt these treats over the Easter weekend over on Lauren’s World.  You can also see what I’m getting up to in-between posts.  Also let me know in the comments if there’s any quirky recipes you know that are quick and easy to make, I would love to know!

 

Lauren XO

 

 

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