Friday, 6 April 2012

Twee Treats // Easter Feast

Hey Sweets,

It has been very busy in the Twee Kitchen this week, we have been whipping up a whole host of treats and delights for Easter. From Marshmallow Crispy Eggs to Solid Chocolate wizards we've got lots of ideas to share with you today...

Marshmallow Krispie Eggs

You will need:
200g Marshmallows
30g Butter
120g Rice Krispies
Chocolate for decorating
Egg shaped Moulds (recipe makes enough for 6. See below)
step 1- Melt the Marshmallows and Butter together in the microwave (30 seconds at a time, keep stirring so it doesn't burn) until completely melted and combined
step 2 - add the sticky mixture to the Krispies and mix until all the rice puffs are coated.
step 3 - spoon mixture into the moulds (quickly - it gets messier and more difficult as it cools!)
step 4 - put into fridge for a few hours to set
step 5 - take krispies out of the moulds and melt chocolate and drizzle over.
Voila :)



Decorated Gingerbread Eggs

This one was a bit of a cheat  - we bought the egg decorating kits from our local super market, it was a very handy device for keeping Little M preocupied while we were busy making other things though!
Chocolate Surprise Dark Lords

You might recognise the Voldemort mould from this DIY. We've gone one better in sweetening up The Dark Lord this time, rather than covering him in pink hearts, we've filled him with white chocolate with hidden green skittles (don't you just wish, at the end of DHpt2, when Neville finishes off Nangini, that Voldemort had just burst into skittles? BEST ENDING EVER!)
Simple Steps... Melt white chocolate, pour into mould (as per previous DIY), a little at a time, tapping mould hard on surface each time to make sure it fills all the holes and pops any airbubbles (you may notice Voldy's eyebrows are a little hollow!) and drop in a couple of skittles at a time. Leave to set in the fridge for a few hours (don't take it out too soon! We made a Snape one too, but were a bit to quick to take him out, his face doesn't look quite right as was still soft when we peeled back the mould!)
Mini Egg Cheese Cake

Another cheat, thanks to Morrison's best New York Cheese Cake - We bought this cheese cake last summer for a 4th of July themed cake (topped with strawberries, and raspberries and blueberries to create a star spangled banner!) - and it is the BEST cheese cake ever, entirely too good! We can't compete with it, so we picked it up again and this time encrusted it with mini eggs.
Chocolate Fudge Cake

You will need -
175g Self raising flour
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 Tsp Bicarbonate soda
150g Caster sugar
2 Eggs Beaten
150 ml Sunflower oil
150 ml Semi skimmed milk
2 Tbsp Golden syrup
For the frosting
75g Unsalted butter
175g Icing Sugar
3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
Drop of Milk
step 1- Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and line two 18cm sandwich tins.
step 2 - Sieve the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa and Bicarb) into a bowl. Add the sugar and mix.
step 3 - Make a dip in the middle and add the 'wet' ingredients, syrup, eggs, oil and milk. Mix until smooth.
step 4 - pour the mixture into the tins and bake for 25 - 30 minutes until risen (we usually do the knife test to ensure its cooked through!). Leave to cool.
step 5 - for the icing, beat butter until soft, sift and beat in the icing sugar and cocoa powder then add milk until the icing is spreadable & add a few mini eggs for decoration :)
Easter Frittata

If you participate in some of the crafts in tomorrows post, and hand blow your own eggs, and don't want to waste the egg mix then this recipe should come in handy ;)
You will need
10 eggs
1 red onion
1 red pepper
quite a few cherry tomatoes
2 potatoes
2 cloves of garlic
Optional - Ham/Bacon/Pancetta
A little milk
step 1 - Preheat your oven (to 200degrees) thinly slice your potatoes, boil in slightly salted water for about 10 minutes
step 2 - while the potatoes are simmering fry up the rest of the veg and crushed garlic (and the bacon/ham/pancetta if you're adding it) 
step 3 - after their 10 minutes are up, drain the potatoes and arrange slices in an oven proof dish, layer some of the veg mix on top, repeat with a 2nd layer of each
step 4 - add a little milk to your eggs and lightly beat. Pour egg over the rest of the ingredients.
step 5 - top with cheese and bake for 30-35 minutes
So yummy!

Hope you've enjoyed our Easter Feast Twee Treats Special! Have you been cooking up a festive storm this weekend too? We'd love to hear some of your Easter festive recipes too!

Much love,
R&L xx


Ambiguous Girl said...

I love the cheesecake idea! So simple yet effective.

I am a massive fan on your blog.
Keep up the good work.

Becky said...

Ok, these are incredible! Chocolate Dark Lord- I love it! And your alternative ending, of course!


L!$@ said...

Som awesome food ideas! I want to celebrate more holidays around my house.

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