Monday, April 18, 2011

bunnies and eggs



when i was younger (well, maybe still) i was fascinated by cadbury cream eggs. (and bunnies. and i want a bunny soooooo bad. i want a bunny.)
what a delight when a friend sent me a recipe to make them myself!

you should definitely attempt these at home.
they do take time, patience, but they are well worth it.
one thing that may have made it a tad more difficult is the fact that i added a bit more corn syrup (oh, and honey) so that the center would be less stiff.

here is the recipe that was sent to me.

i omitted the orange blossom water, but substituted with finely grated orange zest... and brandy.
the chocolate i used has a slightly higher cocoa percentage, and i tempered it. if you want a nice finish, this step is important.

you will need to be patient, then work quickly. the 'softie' on the inside, as soon as it is taken out of the freezer, thaws. work in small batches. unless you have liquid nitrogen, then it all becomes much easier. ha ha. wow, that would be awesome and perfect.

dear grapefruit bars bakers - i changed the recipe again... to ensure even baking, i now cook the grapefruit 'appareil' in a double boiler, slowly, until it slightly starts to thicken.

10 comments:

kimmeier said...

I want a bunny too! :)

Mélodie said...

Delicious, delicious eggs.

I have bunnies for you two! There are always one or two rabbits in my garden. This doesn't smell good this summer...

Lilly said...

I love cadbury eggs too! When we were little our father always surprised us by coming home with cadbury eggs for us a couple of times during this time of year. He passed away a couple of years ago and it's incredible how quickly we are to surprise eachother with cadbury eggs, I guess his thoughtfulness was comforting to all of us:) Thanks for sharing! I think I'll attempt the recipe...wish me luck!

esull said...

i just saw these this morning! i am excited to surprise my family with them on easter :)

i was also wondering if i could get your grapefruit bar recipe? my email is elizhokie (at) gmail (dot) com

thank you, marysol!

xo

nicole said...

Oh wow, that is crazy-amazing!!! I think I would leave in the orange-flower water (I'm one of those weird people who LOVE flower-flavours)

Joyeuses Pâques!

adventuresindinner said...

Yummm to both. So glad for the post and the cheery tone. I'm still going to make it to Edgar with the babes and husband really soon.

Have you tried Cadbury Eggs frozen?

adventuresindinner said...

Yummm to both. So glad for the post and the cheery tone. I'm still going to make it to Edgar with the babes and husband really soon.

Have you tried Cadbury Eggs frozen?

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awomaninla said...

hello!

would love to get your grapefruit bar recipe.

thank you!!
sashalm at gmail

 
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