Happy Easter from Fabulicious Food!

I just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Easter. We are having a quiet family Easter, involving Easter baking, egg hunts around the garden and gathering together to celebrate.  Easter and spring also introduce some of my very favourite ingredients, and of course, tons of left over chocolate. I’ve already made my first mistake of ordering a giant bag of Mini Eggs online…so to get the Easter egg rolling I’ve baked Nigella’s Everyday Brownies to use (some of them) up! 

Most Marvellous Chocolate Cake

I have a couple of posts in the pipeline, soon I am going to be writing about the very exciting ‘Most Marvellous’ supermarket cake challenge, where 9 of us baked our way through supermarket basics ingredients to see which supermarket would win on flavour, quality and cost. The results were judged live on air by writer and editor of Waitrose Kitchen, William Sitwell and Helen from Fuss Free Flavours and were very interesting! In the meantime, if you fancy having a go at the same cake, it can be dressed up to pretty much any occasion…including Easter! The recipe is here on Vanessa Kimbell’s site. A little thank you to Karen, too for the linen and crocheted cloth you see in the photos.

Easter Menu Planning

If you are still thinking about menu planning for the Easter weekend, don’t forget some of the ideas I wrote about when I recently cooked with the Extra Special range from ASDA…Asparagus with Samphire, Poached Eggs and Parmesan, Spring Lamb with Crushed New Potatoes and Chive Butter and those delightful Strawberry Tartlets.

Polish Easter Basket

In the meantime, for me, Easter is all about kicking back and relaxing, reflecting and enjoying family time. We’ve also started to prepare our traditional Polish Easter basket, Święcone, ready for blessing – to be eaten for breakfast on Easter Sunday, which is what I look forward to the most. The children love preparing the basket, too with decorated eggs, salt, butter, bread, ham, a candle and more. The basket is rich in symbolism and memories; Easter wouldn’t be the same to me without it.

Shortlisted – Thank You!

Thank you also for your continued support in the ‘BiBs’ – the Brit Mums ‘Brilliance in Blogging’  Awards. I’m so excited to have been nominated and shortlisted  in the categories of ‘Tasty’ and ‘Outstanding’ blogs, amongst some of the most dedicated parent bloggers in the UK. If you fancy exploring some fab blogs, want to taking a look at who else is nominated or even fancy voting – the link is here!

My Mini Egg Pinching Easter Bunny!

Hope you have a wonderful Easter break, too.

What’s cooking?

 

 

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32 Comments

  1. Hope you had a lovely relaxing Easter. Your Easter basket is so wonderful, I can well imagine why it’s your favourite bit – lots of love and creativity contained there. I’m looking forward to your supermarket cake post. I caught up with the programme on listen again and I was really pleased to find the co-op came up trumps. I made Easter brownies too – no surprise there I guess 😉

    1. Hi Choclette, chocolate cake post is next in line! It was lovely to have a complete break over Easter and actually I have decided that I much prefer Easter to Christmas – much less stress! Hope you enjoyed it too and that it was sunny in your part of the world x

  2. I love your Polish Easter basket – We used to do a similar thing when I lived in Germany. Hope you had a restful Easter Ren x

    1. Yes, I think there tradition is very Eastern European in general 🙂 Hope you had a lovely chocolatey-filled Easter x

    1. Ah thank you Carmela, and you, too x

  3. Happy Easter Ren! Great idea to add the mini eggs to Nigella’s Brownies – I love that recipe! The chocolate cake looks delicious and so cute with the little chicks on top. Congratulations on your nominations for BiBs – very well deserved!!

    1. I saw that you made it, too! You came up high on a Google search! Love brownies – so any excuse! Thank you for the good wishes x

    1. Thanks Kate, just sent a post over to Tea Time Treats x

    1. Thanks Shu Han, hope you had a lovely weekend x

    1. Thank you Sally – a lovely Polish traditon!

    1. Thanks Sian! And to you x

  4. Happy Easter!! So hungry now after reading your post- that chocolate cake looks amazing!!

    1. Thanks Clare! Hope your little uns enjoy themselves x

  5. Well I thought a soft brownie could not be improved upon but you’ve changed my mind! Fab way to soup up a Nigella recipe for Easter!

    1. Thanks Sarah! Of course, far less calories just to much the bag of eggs, but my long-term plan is that brownies could be frozen…! Happy Easter.

  6. I so love the Easter Polish traditions we should write a mini book about our repsective best festivals. In the meantime Happy Easter to you and your family.

    1. Thank you, Solange. Yes, tradition and festivals are very important – it would be a great book! Happy Easter, too x

    1. Thank you so much, have fun!

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