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Easter Trifle

Pasg hapus pawb! Happy Easter everyone! Easter is one of those beautiful celebrations throughout the year that is surrounded by delicious food, a time where indulgence is key & showstopping cakes or desserts a must (or at least it is in my kitchen anyway!). But, as with any celebration it can come with a little …

Chocolate Easter ‘Fried’ Eggs

Have you ever tried making your own Easter eggs? Tempering the chocolate to the correct temperature & consistency, meticulously lining & cooling the chocolate in their moulds, very (& I mean very) carefully un-moulidng & finally praying & hoping as you stick both sides of the egg together. I used to make them for family …

White Chocolate Easter Cake

Happy Easter!! It’s that time of year again when we over indulge, begin to lose layers of clothing, celebrate long weekends with copious amounts of alcohol & all become chocoholics. Isn’t it great?! I am one who is guilty of all of the above. I begin to reluctantly lose layers of clothing as I fool …

Wholemeal Hot Cross Buns

We all like big buns (no pun intended) but no more so than at Easter time. Whilst hot cross buns unashamedly make their appearance shortly after Christmas in most supermarkets, their origin lies entirely in the spring time when they are traditionally eaten on Good Friday to mark the end of Lent. This doesn’t stop …

Easter Cookies

Easter is a time of chocolate as we gift one another with chocolate eggs & treats. Each year I like to make my own chocolate eggs to give to friends & family, these do usually come in the form of my own Easter fried eggs however (me & chocolate moulds do not get on).  With …

Pastiera Napoletana

When we think of Easter here in the UK, we usually think of chocolate eggs, simnel cake & hot cross buns, but did you ever wonder what it means to those across the globe? I won’t run you through each one but, instead, let me take you to Italy & introduce you to Easter Pie, …

Hot Cross Buns

Toasted Respite To say that the last month has been a little chaotic would be an understatement, it has been both distressing & wonderful simultaneously. Either way this has led me to crave home comforts (food included). There are many contributors to my maddening month… my career (or lack there of). I’ve been working extremely hard …

Duck Egg Cake

Forgotten Eggs Easter, traditionally a religious celebration of life.. here in the UK however, it is most synonymous with chocolate eggs (this is not necessarily a bad thing). Easter eggs themselves are in essence a symbol of Jesus’ empty tomb, a rather sombre thought when you’re about the destroy the cheerful easter chick on your Cadbury’s chocolate …