Thursday, April 17, 2014

Luxurious Easter Treats....

 
 
So you've left it till the last minute to shop for Easter eggs?
You're tired of bunnies in coloured foil?
You're looking for something a little special to gift this year?
Look no further...
My pastel Lindt chocolate Freckles are just the ticket.
 
Remember those little circlets of chocolate, heavily topped with 100s & 1000s we all loved as children? Well these are a prettier, Easter themed version, and so simple to make.
 
You'll need:
 
White Lindt chocolate or white Chocolate melts if these are for the kidlets. One bar of Lindt chocolate will make about three freckles, one packet of melts will make about 8-10.
 
Metallic or Pearl Cachous, found with the cake decorating supplies at your supermarket.
 
Baking paper.
 
Egg rings, cookie cutters or traced shapes on the baking paper.
 
Clear cellophane wrap.
 
Pastel craft ribbon.
 
Fluffy craft chickens.
 
Then just:
 
Spread a sheet of baking paper on the bench and line up your egg rings, cookie cutters or just draw circles, hearts or egg shapes of an appropriate size onto the baking paper to use as a guide.
 
Put the chocolate in to a microwave safe container and microwave on HIGH for 60 seconds at a time until the chocolate is almost all melted but still has a few stray chunks in it. You may have heard about 'tempering' chocolate, which prevents it discolouring, but if you melt the chocolate this way, then stir the chunks into the melted chocolate until it's all silky smooth, it will be automatically 'tempered'.
 
Working quickly, spoon the melted choc into the waiting shapes and smooth the top.
 
Sprinkle generously with the Cachous, and allow to set.
 
Once set these can be packaged as pictures with a little pastel shredded paper in the bottom of a sweet cellophane package, swathed with gelati coloured ribbons and adorned with a cutie pie little chick.
 
Everyone loves these and they are such a special little treat made when made with Luxury Chocolate.
 
Wishing you all a Happy and Blessed Easter....
 
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12 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmmm.... I wish I was seeing you this week for coffee. ;D
    Lovely, trust you to use Lindt.
    Happy Easter! I have just made an over-the-top Simmnel cake no plain eggs on top but a whole coloured 'Easter Garden'. Back on the regime next week!

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    1. Happy Easter to you and the Fashionable Fella and even more Fashionable Frenchie, Flora. Simnel cake was an Easter tradition when Mum was still with us, but alas none of we girls inherited the Simnel cake gene ;-)

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    1. Thankyou Rebecca. Your blog is a new favourite. Such beautiful photography!

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    1. Thankyou! I love your recipes too :)

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  4. YUM! These look as delicious as they are pretty. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing them with Share Your Cup.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thankyou for being a lovely hostess Jann. These are my most popular Easter gift ever! ...Mimi xxx

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  5. Hi Mimi, I love these pretty chocolates you made for Easter with the little chickens! I love your blog and thanks so much for joining mine! I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your blog.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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    1. Thankyou Julie...they are sweet aren't they? I love your blog and can see myself being a regular visitor :)

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  6. I bet these are delicious. Anything made with Lindt usually is. They will make for lovely gifts. Happy Easter to you Mimi.

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

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  7. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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I love hearing from you! I always respond to comments, so don't be shy! Mimi xxx