The Easter dragon nest

Idea: My sister came to visit and we planned to make a fatboy together. However, we ran out of time for my original plan so had to think up an idea on the spot. She is a fantasy writer and Easter is coming up. Why not make a fantasy style Easter egg?

Description: Created a fairy floss bed for the egg to rest on. Double boiled some milk chocolate and covered a balloon. Once set deflated the balloon and removed it to create the bottom half. As we didn’t have enough chocolate we had to make the bowl thin and so it cracked unfortunately. Filled the bowl with lemon cheese cake cream and fruit. Placed a Milka Löffel-Ei in the center (for those who are unaware, Löffel-Ei are chocolate eggs filled with an airy mousse). Finally, melted down some white sugar and oiled up the bottom of a bowl. Dribbled the melted sugar over the bowl to make a mesh pattern and allowed to set. Removed the netting and placed it on top.

Serving suggestions: Adding more Löffel-Ei made it even better. Do not store in the fridge as the sugar will turn to liquid and make it look awful.

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Cookie lasagna

Idea: Had some help with the idea of this one so I can’t really take credit. Was actually very easy to make in the end. The crème fraîche really helped cut through the sweetness.

Description: Make a basic chocolate chip cookie dough for the bottom and top layer. Remove the cookie dough from the oven just before it is fully cooked. Mix crème fraîche with cinnamon and nutmeg for second layer. Lay down brownie bricks for third layer. Top brownies with a caramel cream (chocolate chips also). Place cookie lid on top.

Serving suggestions: Peppermint tea is a great choice to accompany this one. Side note, it is way better the next day after being in the fridge.