Just perfect. I found some battery lights and wound them round then the next job was to unpack all the decorations that we had collected over the years and decide which were going on the tree. I had bought some little yellow eggs in Bruges specially so they were the first to go on, followed my homemade birds.
With the addition of more things a yellow and green theme started to emerge. My rabbits were stood carefully round the bottom
and the tree was finally finished and I was 'well' pleased with it
Having still got some very favourite bits to put out, I decorated our fireplace without a fire.
Here is the result and I rather like it.
Now in the Easter mood I turned my attentions to some real Easter treats in the form of cream egg brownies as asked for by J and his girlfriend F. As usual I went onto the internet to find a recipe as I had not even heard of these, but then I don't like cream eggs so wouldn't go searching for something to do with them. Anyway sure enough I found a recipe for cream egg brownies (I used mini eggs) and added my own twist soft dark brown sugar, here they are before baking, some I split some eggs in half and some I left whole
and here they are after baking
They were gorgeous, and were nearly as good the next day - yes we were very restrained and only had one each. Don't worry I'm not going to leave you without the recipe, here it is - you will need a set of cup measures
4oz bittersweet chocolate - I used 80% coco chocolate
1/2 cup of sugar - I used soft dark brown sugar
1/4 cup SR flour
Mini eggs - a £1 packet had 8 in and I found that I could stretch the mixture to make 8 brownies
Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl over water, then cool
Whisk sugar and egg, then slowly add cooled chocolate mixture
Add flour and gently combine
Divide into bun/muffin cases
Put an egg in each
Bake for 13-15mins in 170oC oven
My first lot sank as they cooled, the second batch I made using caramel mini eggs and they didn't sink as much but my uncooked mixture seemed much firmer - they both tasted just as good. Do give them a go and let me know how you get on.
Till next time Happy Easter. Love Anne x