This post is full of “I’m sorries” today 😦 My husband accidentally posted the draft copy of this blog post to you all yesterday. I deleted it off the home page but I can’t take back all the emails you all got with my crappy incomplete blog post. So, I am very sorry (and a bit embarrassed) about that! Please continue reading my more refined and polished version of: “Happy Easter”
I have to apologize for the Christmas photos that have been gracing my home page for way too long now. It has been a little like leaving the Christmas tree up too long after New Years, (and we all know that is just tacky, looks awful and brings bad luck 😉 ) so, I’m really sorry! I have been hugely neglecting my blog over the last 4 months with only the occasional recipe post and nothing else. So, today that changes with an Easter themed post and I promise to post more often than just on internationally recognised Holidays!
Lets face it, if you’re not religious and you don’t believe in the Easter Bunny, then Easter is all about chocolate, the change of seasons and did I mention chocolate?? I am religious, so Easter has some pretty significant meaning in my life (a topic for another day), but it has to come with chocolate!
I love Easter and Autumn. It is a lovely time to just relax and do family stuff , so today we are making our own homemade raw chocolates and a couple of other yummies, yippee!
I have to admit I don’t have very good molds, one is just the firm plastic type and I am dreading getting the chocolates out of it. I have one silicone which is way more practical and easy to use, but it’s really big and has some tears in it! We’ll see how we go with what we have on hand 🙂 We are using the recipe that I posted in my recipe pages this week: Raw Chocolates. It’s simple and it works well enough for the kids to do it themselves. But do keep whisking it in between pouring! Choccies that have separated, don’t taste that great lol.
So here we go! I hope you enjoy the virtual ride!
Here are our 3 ingredients, but we decided to add a 4th: desiccated coconut!
They actually came out of their molds quiet nicely. How cute are they??
We also made Raw Chocolate Brownies…
And while all this was happening our bread machine was busy kneeding these for us! (recipe here)
Which, after about 30mins in the oven turned into these.
Crosses are just organic white flour and water mixed into a paste and the glaze is rice syrup thinned with a little water.
On the raw-er side of things though, I thought you might like to have a look at these little babies that I came across whilst browsing around the net…. Raw Hot Cross Buns 😀 another delight I will have to wait for until I have my own dehydrator *sigh* 🙂 For those of you who have a dehydrator, I’d love you to give these a go and let me know how they turn out!
Happy Easter everyone xo