White Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

I don’t think a bit of accuracy does anyone any harm and I find myself slightly troubled each Easter as I see many chocolate nests filled with standard size chocolate mini eggs. Not only does it look like an ostrich has laid several eggs in a blackbird’s nest you can only fit three maximum in each nest which doesn’t feel very generous. Now I know these aren’t used for educational purposes and are purely for chocolate enjoyment but I couldn’t Read more

Review: Make your own Easter Egg

I've always fancied having a go at making an Easter egg but have never got round to it. When the guys from Stay in Devon asked if I would like to try one of theirs it seemed like the perfect chance to attempt it. The kit consisted of: chocolate drops from Choconchoc, sweets, mould, chef's hat and instructions. You can see the kit (I unfortunately ate it before I took a photo!) on their website. I have to admit that it took me a few weeks to get up Read more

Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding

 Easter provides an opportunity to make things you don't normally make; Simnel Cake, Chocolate Nests and Hot Cross Buns to name a few. If the weather is horrible it provides time to bake at leisure. This is a recipe for when you have bought or made too many hot cross buns in all the Easter excitement and they have gone a bit stale. It could also be used to disguise a less than perfect batch of homemade hot cross buns. It’s a brilliant way to make Read more

Easter Biscuits

A good biscuit is an excellent thing. Golden brown, buttery and crisp makes a good biscuit for me. I discovered this recipe when rifling through recipes with my Nana. It seems fitting to make Easter biscuits at this time of year! They are so easy to make, wonderfully simple and have lovely subtle flavours. To make your own Easter biscuits you will need: 75g margarine 75g caster sugar 150g self raising flour 1 egg split into yolk and white Zest Read more

Chicken and Vegetable Pie

This is a perfect recipe for the long Easter weekend break. It's a celebration of Spring vegetables in the best wrapping of all...pastry. It is extremely versatile as you can change the vegetables depending on what is in season. It is also great for using up leftovers. For this particular pie, I used 1 whole chicken, 1 large onion, 1 leek, 3 carrots and several large leaves of kale. In addition to this you will need a glass of white wine, 300ml double Read more