31 March 2015

Homemade Cream Eggs

Just look at all this chocolatelyness! It's so easy to make, you really need to try this, this weekend. Invite your friends round and pretend that you've been slaving away in the kitchen. It's quite the little Easter crowd pleaser. You don't need your oven, just some egg holders, your fridge and some cute little chicks to entertain yourself with.

What you'll need:
6 hollow chocolate eggs - preferably egg sized - I got mine from Tesco in an Easter egg hunt pack.
150g cream cheese
1/4 cup icing sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 passion fruits
1tsp apricot jam
1 tsp butter

First step - grab a knife, run it under hot water and then slice of the top of the egg and eat it.

Pop the eggs into your egg holders, I got mine from Dunelm, such cute little pastel egg holders.
Grab your cream cheese, vanilla extract, icing sugar and lemon juice ad all into a bowl and mix it all up with an electric mixer. Mix for around 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.

In another bowl mix the whipping cream, until it forms soft peaks - you'll know when this happens, so just keep on mixing. When that is done, softly mix the contents of both bowls together. When you've done that grab a teaspoon and start adding the mixture into your chocolate eggs - fill to the top and scrape off the excess.

Now onto the yolk ..... Cut your passion fruits in half and get all of the insides out. Once this is done you'll need a saucepan and a sieve.

Put the papaya into the sieve and get rid of all the pips. Add the butter and apricot jams and heat up until all has melted.

Now it's time to add the yolks to your eggs. Make a little hole in the middle, use the other end of your teaspoon and then put the mixture into the hole. Et Voila - homemade cream eggs or passion fruit cheesecake in a chocolate egg - the choice is yours. Once all the yolks have been added, put the eggs into the fridge for around 15 minutes, the your good to eat up absolutely everything in sight.

Just look at how cute they are - perfect cream eggs without having to leave the house! 

You can eat them all by yourself or share them! I may have had 4 and shared the last 2! Ha!

I bought the chicks and mini eggs in Tesco - incase you were worrying! 

Recipe inspiration here

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30 March 2015

Last Year

A bit of a throw back for you today - the weather has been awful, so no outfit pictures of any kind. Fingers crossed for the rest of the week though. Randomly - I am actually wearing this jumper today! ;)

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29 March 2015

Cream Egg Croissants

One very late post from me today guys as I just couldn't be bothered. Ha! However it was worth the wait. You seriously need to try these croissants they are just Ah-ma-zing. I can't eat more than 2 as I need a lay down afterwards, but it's aways worth it. Give these a go during the week or surprise everyone with an Easter brekkie on Sunday. I found this idea over on Pinterest and the how to was adapted from this recipe.

Tip - leave eggs in the freezer over night.

First up - pre heat your oven to 180 degrees.

Grab your pastry and  open the tube. It's brilliant, just like getting a brand nee tub of playdough. Once open, cut the croissant shapes out. Grab your egg and brush on your pastry.

Choose your egg of choice - mine will always be a cream egg - however I am tempted to try the cadburys caramel.

Roll your croissant, starting from the larger end and roll down to the smaller end to form a croissant shape. Then push down around the edges and around the egg, to make sure the chocolateyness doesn't escape whilst cooking, then brush egg all over the top. Place in the over on greaseproof paper and leave for 10 minutes. Check back after 8 minutes, just to make sure.

Once they are all goldeny and pretty, take them out of the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes, then tuck in.

Add your fave fruit, raspberries were all that I had in my fridge and they were so yummy dipped into the chocolate.

The dive in and thank me later. Enjoy! 

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27 March 2015

Latest Looks

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26 March 2015

Love This Blog

I thought today, as I forgot to bring all my pictures to the office with me, i'd share my absolute fave blog right now. I think I might make this a weekly thing as i'm finding new blogs all day long and these girls are gawjus and have beyond amazing style. This weeks blog is The Sweetest Thing. I have major hair envy and have literally been attempting to do braids since the day I found her blog. Her style is ALWAYS impeccable and her house is beautiful! Check her blog out, you'll become ever so slightly obsessed.

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