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#41 Fri 06 Apr 07 5:34pm

Stefanie

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Re: Easter and Lent...

That's the one!!
I did it last year,the taste was phenomenal but it was annoying to cut cos it kept falling apart!
So I got fed up and decided to solve the problem by baking individual ones. Be careful though,not to fill the cases to the top because it will spill over. Just about 2/3 full is good.

Baking time is about 20 minutes for me in a 190C oven. Did not dare to bake it at 200C as I was afraid it would burn on top before cooking inside. I used Marks and Spencers Organic choccie eggs to decorate this year...wicked!
Good with some creme fraiche stirred thru with lemon/orange zest to cut the sweet richness.

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#42 Sat 07 Apr 07 2:07pm

frizz1974

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Re: Easter and Lent...

Oohh Stef, that sounds good.

Did you try the Lindt limited edition intense lemon dark choc when it was out last year? I love the orange one too.

Im not a milk choc fan, even a small amount can make me feel off.

Like tonight I ate four squares of hazelnut milk choc block (accidently of course) while I was grating it to make a ganache type icing for that easy peasy Easter cake I mentioned earlier today. Im not feeling great right now let me tell you.

Hey Stef, about the creme fraiche, whats a good sub. Its not readily available here. A company make a thing called "Fruche", its a fruit flavoured creme fraiche, but nobody has any plain stuff.

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#43 Sat 07 Apr 07 2:33pm

Georgie

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Re: Easter and Lent...

oooh, that sounds yum! Gosh, i cant wait now, i am so excited! i spent all morning at my nans making greek pastries and bread and dying eggs, its great!!

got my lamb, am very excited, just going to have a nap (i stupidly went out last night!) then carry on this afternoon with my lemon meringue cake, making the lemon curd and marinating the lamb, hurrah!

am taking lots of pics to show you all too  big_smile

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#44 Sat 07 Apr 07 4:11pm

Stefanie

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Re: Easter and Lent...

Belle,I suppose you could use sour cream...or if all else fails,some softened cream cheese which you have beaten a bit with a whisk to smoothen out.
No,didn't get to try the Lindt lemon choc,I tell you what,it sounds interesting!
Mmmm..hazelnut and choccies,another match made in heaven.

Georgie...sending you some good joo-joo for that feast though I know you will come thru...looking forward to those pics!
How do you make your lemon curd?
I never try those recipes that include direct heat,I do mine in a double boiler and whisk like fury...but I get good curd in 15 minutes...  big_smile

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#45 Sat 07 Apr 07 10:45pm

Georgie

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Re: Easter and Lent...

whoah, thanks Steph! thats so lovely!! ill def post pics... ive been a phot frenzy! (my poor grandpa is 83 and doesnt have a clue why i keep taking photos of random things like boiling eggs... very confusing!)

for lemon curd i do the same, whisk the lemon zest, juice, eggs and place in bain marie with butter and sugar and just keep stirring till thick and glossy...

yumyum! i like lime and passionfruit curd too.. amde grapefruit once, that was tricky as we had to make up the recipe and the quantities vary but was delicious! wish i could still remember it  sad

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#46 Sun 08 Apr 07 6:14am

Cindy

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Re: Easter and Lent...

Georgie I thought I was the only one who made lime curd. They are in season right now so I can get a bag of them for about $2.50 - $3.00 (£1-£1.30). I just make a small jar as a little bit goes a long way. i used to make this amazing lemon feather cake using potato flour etc and substitute lime for the lemon. It tasted awesome.

I hope you are having a great time cooking and feasting.

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#47 Sun 08 Apr 07 11:58am

Stefanie

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Re: Easter and Lent...

I try Georgie,but my photog skills stink...  whistle
Never mind,I'll just cook and let my sister do the photo taking!

Lime curd,I have made. But not grapefruit!
Interesting...the only conserve vaguely grapefruity is Nigella's grapefruit marmalade...I tried that and it was pretty good!!
This curd recipe looks decent enough though!
http://www.hawkesburyharvest.com.au/recipes.asp?ID=18

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#48 Sun 08 Apr 07 11:58am

Alex G

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Re: Easter and Lent...

**** georgie, good luck with that. There's a market on monday which my mum goes to, to buy a lot of meat that is sold at wholesale type prices. Don't think i'll be able to do that with a load of beef in the freezer!

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#49 Mon 25 Mar 13 5:52pm

mummza

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Re: Easter and Lent...

well I have searched out this thread as Easter is this week .

My plan for Easter Sunday is to cook the usual leg of lamb , slow roasted .
A selection of fresh seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes.
(This year I might also roast a chicken also as then it will be there to make sandwiches in the evening ),

For desert I a thinking that floating Islands  (or îles flottantes) might be nice as this can be prepared in advance and put into the fridge to chill.

I have not yet decided upon a starter but I am thinking along the lines of something light .

Also I am planning a cheese board of Welsh Cheeses.

What are you planning to cook this weekend ?

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#50 Mon 25 Mar 13 6:53pm

oliviascotland

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Re: Easter and Lent...

We'll be sticking to fish on Good Friday - probably kedgeree for breakfast, with a smoked salmon pate and salad for lunch, and fish pie or smoked haddock for supper.  Back to normal food on Easter Saturday, and on Easter Sunday we'll have a huge leg of local lamb for lunch, with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables, and probably a chocolate mousse for pudding.  Supper will be something simple and salad-like, I expect!!

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