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Hello Hello!

Hope you ladies and gentleman are all well and enjoying your Easter break! Here is a little idea we was and thought it would be a great idea to have a go and share with you guys! We found this idea from La receta de la Felicidad.

You will need:

  • 12 eggs to use as shells
  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 125 g butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 225 g granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

First job you`ll have to do is prepare your eggs, make a whole in the bottom of the egg, using a cork screw

Peel a little bit of the shell back, then stick a needle inside to break up the yolk

Empty the eggs into a bowl, you can use these for something else (like dinner, egg fried rice, yum yum!)

Soak the egg shells in salty water (100 g to a litre of water) for 30 minutes

After 30 minutes, rinse with cold water then drain upside down till dry. Add around 1 teaspoon of veg oil inside the shell and roll around making sure the inside is all coated. Drain the excess out.

Preheat your oven to 180 c/350 f. Make little egg cups out of tin foil, so your eggs can stand up on a tray in the oven, as demonstrated by Gaila or you can use a muffin tin.

Place your egg-shells on a baking tray, so your ready to fill when you have made your brownie mix

Melt your chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water. while it is melting, mix your eggs and sugar together, then sieve your flour, salt and cocoa powder together.

Add your egg/sugar mix whisking together

Then using a spoon stir in your flour/cocoa/salt mix

Place the batter in a piping bag with a small nozzle pipe into the shells filling 3/4 full

Bake for 15-20 minutes

Oppps!

This might happen! So if it does it is better to give them a little clean while they are hot, when they are cold it is very hard. Be gentle

Allow to cool then put back in the egg carton

Look like normal eggs?????

Enjoy from Trev and Gaila

Hello everybody!!!! As promised here is our easter themed blog!

In Lithuania we paint eggs in different colours and use a few different techniques. Today we experimented using natural ingredients to get the colors that you would normally get through using dye. Not all of it worked out but the result is great 🙂 And this is how we got there…

The colors that we tried to get were: green – using spinach, blue – blueberries, yellow – turmeric, orange – paprika, brown – instant coffee. To get the colors we obtained we blanched the spinach for 15 mins (even though this one didn’t really work), boiled the blueberries for 15 minute, the paprika and turmeric you pretty much have to just bring to the boil and the instant coffee is a really strong coffee blend. Add the teaspoon of vinegar to make the colors deeper. It all depends on how a strong colour you wish to have, we didn’t want bright un-natural colours, more relaxed colours. So if you want stronger colours you will just have to adjust quantities. When our green didn’t work out we put our eggs in yellow first and then in to the blue. Also it is better to use eggs that are paler in colour. The lighter the shell the easier the colour takes.

When Gaila was back home her mum used old tight, cut them into squares. They will be used to wrap the egg.

 Collect a few small plants from your garden.

The idea here is to transfer the print of the plant onto the egg.

Secure it with a thread and make sure it’s very tight all around.

  

  

 

 

 

 

To get things rolling we hard-boiled 4 eggs. These would be the ones you will see later that we use wax on. All the other eggs are raw! Put the cooked ones to the side to cool down, we will use these later.

Now as we were making the dyes we cooked the eggs in the dye as we went, and as there is only 2 of us we only cooked 2 of each colour

We boiled for 10 minutes then placed the eggs into jars (or pint glasses, we don’t have a great deal of jars as you can see).

Leave in the dye, the stronger the colour on the egg the longer you have to leave it inside the dye. Now boys and girls, for the next part, you will need to melt some wax, we used a simple candle shaved onto a jar lid and heated on our stove.

We used a pin stuck into the end of a pencil (we are very flash in our house!) to draw the wax onto the egg. This was Trevs first time doing this. Using this method you can layer the colours and design.

When layering draw your first design of wax, then soak in the dye (which is now cold) for 20 minutes depending on the strength of colour, pat dry with kitchen roll, apply next layer of wax, soak in different colour dye. You can go on as much as you want really, but just be aware which colours your mixing together. When you finished scrape the wax of with a little knife (be careful not to scrape the dye). Put some oil on a kitchen roll and rub your eggs to make them all shiny.

Happy Easter Everybody!

Hey everybody! …

Hey everybody! Hope you are all having a fabulous week. We have been quite busy and haven’t had much time for cooking but as Easter is approaching on Good Friday we will do an Easter themed blog and hopefully we will have a cracking recipe and photos to go with it. So keep your eyes peeled 😉

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