Now I LOVE Easter Weekend… it is always well celebrated in our household and unlike previous years where little man has not entirely understood the concept of searching the garden for eggs, this year he was ON IT! Easter Weekend also saw me and the husband celebrate our First Wedding Anniversary by taking a well earned getaway to Brighton, just the two of us. If you are familiar with my blog or know me personally, you will know that our honeymoon, although beautiful and stunning, was not the greatest of idyllic adventures due to personal circumstances. A weekend in our favourite British Town was perfect; as was coming home to a chilled Easter with our small dude and family.
No Easter holidays would be complete without the appearance of the Hot Cross Bun and this year I thought Id have a go at baking my own and share this simple recipe with you all! Wether you like yours warmed, toasted or just as they are; smothered with butter, jam or whichever spread your heart desires, these gorgeously spiced buns will no doubt cheer your soul and put a spring in your step at the right time of year.
Since having my little man I have had SUCH a sweet tooth and Im a sucker for puddings; crumble, I have found, is so so easy once you know how and makes a great after dinner treat and quick family recipe for when you haven’t got much time.
As Pancake day fast approaches the nation will be looking to their recipe books or phones for a basic pancake recipe; I can tell you that you don’t need to look any further than right here as believe me I have tried them all and this one is THE BEST pancake recipe EVER!
Do you have hoarded of Easter chocolate left over? Wondering what to bake with it? I don’t know if your kids are anything like mine and decide to open every singe chocolate egg and mini egg and jets about any foiled item available in a chocolate Easter frenzy?! The little man embarked on a de-foiling adventure around Easter and I was left with a whole bowl of random bits of chocolate that he had discarded along the way (also to attempt to get it out of his vision so that I could control his sugar intake!) As we had SOOOOO much chocolate I decided to get my bake on… Ive never been good at making brownies, they have always been either too dry or too runny and never have that luscious crispy top. But this time… miraculously… they worked!
So its been a week since the Easter weekend and as I can’t exactly go all out spammy on my Instagram feed I thought I would share with you are marvellously sunshiny weekend of splendour! So without further ado I give you… Easter in the Rock and Roses Mama Household.
Now everyone makes these slightly differently but my Easy Easter Chocolate Nests are made with shredded wheat; other options are of course cornflakes or rice crispies, but for the authentic ‘nest’ like appearance I think shredded wheat is best. I also like to top them with the traditional Easter pastel shades of mini eggs; they tend to taste fabulous too (any other mini egg addicts out there? Just me?) This is also a great recipe to get your kids involved with as, honestly, is so easy!