All posts tagged: easter recipes

Champagne Truffle Easter Cake

We have been kept very occupied with our house move, but Easter won’t go by unnoticed in this house. In Denmark, where I grew up, Easter is a big deal, rivalling Christmas, with as many traditions and edible goodies. I think many European countries are the same, however the most you can expect from a British Easter is a chocolate egg… Never the less, I am in ‘ the Easter mood’ and have decorated eggs, gathered spring branches and made Easter dishes, like my Champagne Truffle Easter Cake. Its a simple sponge recipe that I have adapted to be a little more special with the addition of chocolate truffles with champagne. The cake is frosted with a delicious brown sugar butter cream, that tastes of caramel and decorated with ‘hand blown’ dyed eggs. To make the egg decorations, first scold the required amount of eggs under boiling water to clean them, then carefully prick a hole in either end of the egg using a large needle. Then blow as hard as you can on one …

Hot Cross Easter Buns

Hot Cross Easter Buns We have now moved into our new country dwelling, close to a little place called Windygates. Initially I just thought that was an amusing name, but after our first night here it became apparent that all places are usually named for a reason. Huddling up in bed, my boyfriend and I buried our heads under the covers as the wind tore though this old house like a runaway freight train. It sounded like we had been invaded by an army of Kazoo players, towering over our bed, playing every hit song from the 1940’s! And usually after a stormy night, you wake up to blue skies and singing birds, but the wind and the snow (!) has continued now for almost a week. My promise of spring seems to have been postponed…Will it ever arrive? Well, spring might not be here after all, but Easter is. And for that occasion, I have baked a batch of homemade Hot Cross Buns. These are not like the ones you get in the supermarkets, …