Friday, 6 April 2012

What Pinterest told me to bake for the Easter?

I recently fell in love with Pinterest. They say this social website is going to be the next Facebook! I totally agree, however my friend disagree as she is a hardcore Facebook-er. But I bet when Pinterest becomes more popular she will convert. Anyway, the cool think about Pinterest is that is so visual as people "pin" their crafty decor ideas, fashion and of course deliciously looking bakes in picture form.... so when I was looking for Easter ideas, I "repinned" on my profile these speckled Easter eggs...
then these Easter eggs that have been dyed with natural dyes like beetroot juice, blueberries and orange peel (this reminds me of Lithuanian traditions when we dye our Easter eggs with onion peeling)....
and this egg-pot idea, which is not only for Easter...




These Cadbury cream cookie cups have been pinned by Katrina (http://www.inkatrinaskitchen.com/2012/03/cadbury-cream-cookie-cups.html) , but I edited the recipe slightly. I don't know about you, but I find the cadbury eggs a little bit sickly... however these cups taste heavenly....
I tried to make it as natural as I can so I used agave nectar in the cream. Accidentally I used agave nectar that have been flavored with honey. So my chocolate cookie have been flavored with honey which tasted yummm.... however I don't know if this is to everyone taste.

CADBURY CREAM COOKIE CUPS
(makes 12)

Ingredients: 125g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
                    125g (3/4 cup) light brown sugar
                    1 egg (beaten)
                    200g (1 3/4 cups) flour
                    1 tsp baking powder
                    1/2 tsp salt
                    2 tbsp coco powder
                    50g flaked chocolate bar (I used milk chocolate)
                    50g chopped nuts (I did it with coconut flakes since I had none in my cupboard)
                    (for the cream)
                    25g (6 tsp) unsalted butter
                    85g (1/4 cup) honey flavored agave nectar or runny honey
                    260g (2 cups) icing sugar
                    2 tbsp water
                    yellow food colouring                
1. Cream butter with soft brown sugar, then add egg and combine well.
2. Add flour, baking powder, salt, coco powder, chocolate and nuts and mix again.
3. Grease muffin pan with little butter and spoon cookie mixture into it and press it in so it creates a cup.
4. Bake for 10-13min until firm. Let cool for 15 min in the pan and remove them by gently twisting them with your fingers. Let cool completely.
5. In the bowl combine agave nectar and softened butter. Slowly add powdered sugar and mix until incorporated. Remove about 1/3 of cream and dye with yellow food colouring.
6. Pour white cream into the cookie cups. Finish off with small of yellow cream.

Happy Easter :)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the translation for America units of measure for the cadbury Eggs?

Rasa Varanauskaite said...

Hmm... Do you mean cups? That will be tough, but I will try. See edited recipe :)