Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone is enjoying a happy Easter break :)

A cyberman has visited...

and he made this card...

and Jared made this one...

The Easter bunny was very clever and made egg toppers using Kate Hadfield's marvellous Easter Treats collection...

and 100% inspired after reading Kirsty's Jaffa Cake making, I dug out an old recipe and we all made some homemade Jaffa Cakes...

The boys did the icing and actually did a far better job than I would have done!

Recipe for homemade Jaffa cakes.
3 eggs
3 oz sugar
4 oz self-raising flour
Marmalade - I think you can sieve it but we used Golden Shredless for ease :)
4 oz plain chocolate
2 oz milk chocolate - You are probably meant to use the posh stuff with lots of cocoa solids etc but the cheapo ones work just fine :)
rind of 1/4 orange, finely grated
1 Tbsp oil (not Olive) cos that would be yucky in these.
1.5 Tbsp water

1. Whisk the eggs and the sugar until they are super extra thick and creamy -use an electric whisk as it takes ages.
2. Fold in the flour.
3. Spoon the mix into cake tins - make sure the tins are well greased.
4. Bake for around 10 mins at gas mark 6 - I think this is about 200°C.
5. Cool the cakes/biscuits - they are not really either...
6. Put the chocolate, orange rind, oil and water into a bowl over a pan of hot water and stir until all is melted, remove from heat.
7. Spread marmalade on the bottom of each cake.
8. The chocolate should be cooling nicely, once the chocolate starts to thicken spoon it over the cakes.
9. Leave to set - not in the fridge
10. Eat and enjoy the yumminess.

Jaffa Cakes. Done. - the mix makes around 24.


Anonymous said...

What an awesome Cyberman costume!

I don't see the delicious David Tennant lurking anywhere in the background though.

The kids' cards are adorable and your Easter toppers are fantastic.

Looks like a fun Easter!

Anonymous said...

AAAH the cyber men have landed, but they make great easter cards and yummy looking jaffas.

Might get hubby to try that recipe later (I can't cook lol). Happy Easter!


Em said...

Am loving the cyberman and the gorgeous Easter cards the boys made - def take after their talented mum!