I feel as though I’ve missed something with Easter. All
these adverts implying that Easter lunch is equivalent to Christmas. Was I
raised incorrectly? I just don’t recall ever going to such an effort at Easter.
I’m pretty sure we largely ate the same as any other day. If I’m wrong Mum
please let me know! I didn’t realise we were all expected to buy big legs of
lamb and all the trimmings just for Easter lunch. I’m concerned I’ve been
massively ignorant for the past 26 years and if so, please forgive me. I know
both the religious and chocolate ysignificance of Easter but I had no idea that
the meal itself was such a big tradition. To rectify this, I'm considering cooking my first brisket at the weekend. There's only two of us so I suspect we'll be eating beef for a week.
With regards to chocolatey significance, the best
representation of Easter I can think of is, of course, the Cadbury’s Creme Egg. I've seen a lot of creme egg recipes floating around over the past couple of weeks. I did attempt a bundt cake - not having much luck with those at the moment - but the mini creme eggs sank to the bottom and this meant only half the cake came out. It tasted awesome but it looked pretty poor. I didn't want to bring yet another creme egg brownie or cupcake into the blogging world - I feel there are enough of those - so I decided to get blending and make a milkshake.
Apparently creme eggs are only in the shop until Sunday so I plan to scoop loads up in my arms and freeze them in a bag...in my head there's a terrible pun about putting all my eggs in one basket but I won't go into details, you don't need to hear my terrible jokes. If you're having one of those days where you maybe don't feel like going through all the stages that baking sometimes requires and you kind of just want to throw everything in a blender...maybe even smash up a creme egg...then I highly recommend you bring this into your life.
Pop back on Thursday for my 1st blog birthday and the best cake ever (well, until the next best cake ever I make).
Creme Egg Ice Cream Milkshake
makes 1 large glass
a few large scoops of good quality chocolate ice cream
3 creme eggs
a good splash of whole milk
- Throw the ice cream and milk into the blender and blend for 10 seconds.
- Add two of the creme eggs and blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a glass, top with another spoonful of ice cream (I never said this was healthy). Crush the remaining creme egg and arrange on top of the glass.
- Drizzle chocolate syrup on top and add a straw.