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.

Pancake cake

 

Idea: When in Melbourne with the vegetarians I had to make one they could eat. Plus I had seen the idea of a pizza cake and thought I should do something similar. Unfortunately I can’t upload video so the melted butter money shot is not able to be seen.

Description: Make a stack of pancakes. Between each one put a mixture of peanut butter, Nutella and melted butter. Then pour melted butter over the entire stack. Finally, batter the stack and deep fry.

Serving suggestions: Best enjoyed on a cold Melbourne day with a cup of tea. By tea I don’t mean that chamomile nonsense, I mean tea. Coffee would also be acceptable.