Friday, 18 April 2014

Cadbury Mini Eggs Easter recipes created by Frances Quinn


The whole blogosphere seems to have gone crazy with recipes featuring Mini Creme Eggs - I even shared one myself, for Monuts which are a cross between muffins and doughnuts - but they're not the only Cadbury eggs that are just begging to be used in some Easter-themed baked goodies. How can we forget the classic Cadbury Mini Eggs?! Cadbury and GBBO winner Frances Quinn have teamed up for Easter to create some quirky and fun recipes using the Cadbury Mini Eggs and Frances came up with the great idea that the bakes should be mini, to encourage parents to try these recipes for Easter with their little ones. (That's also great news if you're watching your waistline and trying to be reasonable over Easter !) You may like to try out the Cadbury Mini Egg and Chip Cake – a fun take on the classic egg and chips, made in a cupcake using Cadbury Mini Eggs and biscuits - or fool your friends into thinking you’re serving an egg mayo sandwich by making a delicious, smooth and sweet-tasting ‘mayo’ from creme patissi√®re topped off with a selection of Cadbury Mini Eggs !


CADBURY MINI EGG AND SWEET MAYO BAKE


INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes

100g slightly salted butter, softened

100g caster sugar

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 tsp vanilla extract
100g self raising flour
10 mini eggs


Biscuit Chips


100g slightly salted butter, softened

100g caster sugar

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

200g self raising flour

Creme Patissiere-Egg Mayonnaise!

3 large egg yolks
90g caster sugar
30g cornflour
1 tsp vanilla extract
300ml whole milk
100ml double cream
48 Mini Eggs

METHOD

Pre-heat the oven to 170C, 150C Fan, Gas Mark 3


Creme Patissiere-Egg Mayonnaise!

1. Whisk the egg yolks, vanilla extract, sugar and cornflour together in a large bowl until pale and slightly thickened.
2. Heat the milk in a large saucepan pan and bring to the boil.
3. Remove from the heat and pour 1/3 of the milk into the mixture in the bowl and whisk together.
4. Pour this mixture back into the pan with the rest of the milk and return to a medium heat, stirring with your whisk all the time.
5. Once the mixture has thickened remove from the heat and pour into a clean bowl or wipe clean the one you were using with some kitchen towel.
6. Cover the surface of the mixture with some cling film and leave to cool.

Biscuit Chips

1. Cream together the butter and sugar, then gradually beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

2. Sift and stir in the flour and mix to a fairly soft dough.
3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently.
4. Cover or wrap the dough in cling film and chill for at least an hour or preferably overnight.
5. When ready, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a few mm thick.

6. Cut into strips approx 0.3-0.5cm in width with a knife or pizza cutter.
7. Transfer the biscuits on to a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake in the oven for approx 5 minutes until the biscuits edges turn lightly golden in colour.
8. Once out of the oven leave the biscuit chips on the baking tray to cool.
9. When cool break the strips into chips approx 3cm in length. Don't worry about being too exact as you are looking for chips in varying sizes!

Cupcakes

1. Line a 24 deep hole mini muffin/cupcake pan with 24 mini cupcake cases.
2. Place 10 mini eggs in a sandwich bag wrapped in a teacloth and smash into bits using a rolling pin, set aside.
3. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla extract into a bowl to a lightly creamy consistency.
4. Slowly beat in the eggs, one at a time. Sift and fold in the flour and then stir through the broken up mini egg pieces.
5. Divide the mixture into the cases and bake for approx 5-10 minutes until light golden brown and a knife inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out clean.
6. Set aside to cool.


To Decorate

1. Whip the double cream to thick peaks and softly beat the cooled creme patissierie.
2. Fold through the cream till smooth. Spoon or pipe on to the top of each cupcake. Insert approx 5 biscuit chips followed by 2 mini eggs.

Disclosure : I have some Mini Eggs winging their way to me as a thank you for sharing the recipes but the question is, will we try the recipes or will they all get scoffed before I get there ?!

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1 comment:

  1. they look amazing, mayo and cake - two of my favourite things combined!

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