Ones culinary disposition toward the ‘lob it all in’ method in combination with the’ I need to get a wiggle on’ gifts a swift frozen Easter dessert. The Easter bunny has lost his ribbon bow tie and is now looming large in my direction. This is, as I’m sure you will appreciate, a work in progress for Easter Sunday……
I find food blogging refreshingly honest, I’m drawn to its charm. Brewing an idea, here and there, certainly dissipates the tauper of long car journeys and stimulates the larder of my mental gymnasium. During one such journey I recall listening to an article on the radio by a culinary king/upstart-hooray-cove who edits a food magazine. I’d been toying with the prospect of a blog or similar for a while and thought he would be of interest. Through his charm offensive, read that as you will, I found the impetus. His trite, superior attitude spurred me forward. “All those pathetic food blogs that no one ever reads…..” Well, Mr Opinionated you shot your self in the figurative foot! Exit stage left, she flounced off in a flurry of petticoats.
The prettiness of his conundrum has unravelled over the last couple of years, and proved him, to my mind, to be thoroughly wrong. There is a rich collaborative of good-natured, talented and deliciously amusing bloggers. A particularly kind malaise of fellow bloggers who continue to prove him so! (I do find it difficult to type with my hands on my huffy hips – don’t you?)
With his pretence in mind, the facile “Don’t bother blogging” magically crumbled. To we armchair bloggers there is a joy, a jolly and gifts of indeterminable pleasure….. To my perception: Real people in their day-to-day culinary pursuits from around the globe, its fascinating – discuss?
As of today, yes April fools day, the little blog is two whole years old pejoratively thanks to him, but also you. I tiptoed in, was warmly greeted and have been ever since, for which I thank you unreservedly. x
Jolt! Well, err, yesterday I realised it’s not only Easter (and I have a houseful turning up) I had mentally promised to make an Easter-teric as well as esoteric post-to-self today. Gulp!
I had ‘ turfed out’ a cupboard or twain in preparation and found half packs of biscuits, wafers, boudoir and chocolate fingers with no reason or rhyme other than aimed at my hips. The end of a jar of caramel sauce, same of some store-bought chocolate truffle gloup. Pity knows where the white chocolate buttons came from and similarly other bits and pieces. These’ sundries’ were surely pleading to become some form of ice cream, maybe rocky road kill?
I pour a ‘liberal amount’ of Orange Brandy over the now broken biscuits (Note: taste for quality control utterly essential ) and added a couple of spoons of softening No Cook Vanilla ice cream, then a couple more and so on….
Once piled into the (lightly greased with coconut oil) pan, subsequently plied with the salted caramel sauce and then the dark truffle chocolate gloup. Which I don’t anticipate to set.
A precarious balancing act saw the ‘object d’art‘ to it’s over night stay in the frozen hotel other wise known as the freezer.
To a pack of finely ground digestive biscuits, add a decent pinch of salt and mix with melted butter. The now frozen ice cream ( yes of course I tasted it, just incase) needing a contrast of texture and a base to partly counter all the sweetness but also offer some support.
Once covered and re balanced in the freezer, a handy pack of frozen veggies were cunningly placed on the top to aid the rapidity of the setting process. I gave it about an hour to set.
Once again removed from the freezer, and after about 5 minutes, it ‘turned out’ comfortably (the biscuit base a little bashed as it glid out of the freezer and the whole thing landed on my foot! Ha Ha April fool! Yes, thanks for that). On to a platter it went (well most of it) where upon I lobbed an entire bottle of Chocolate magic shell over the top, it morphed into an easter eggy looking thing. Maybe with a hint of Bow Beep saying mirror mirror on the wall but we’re loosely on track?
On Sunday it will become bedecked with untold chocolates and more. I will endeavour to take some further pictures to add. That said my lot are like locusts when it comes to chocolates and ice cream but you never know the Easter Bunny might be on my side? Umm, likely not when he finds out I nicked his daft pink bow!
With every good wish for the season (particularly to that nice Editor chap).
Sincerest thanks for your company, as ever.
Oh my…all that goodness!! Love the bow as well! Tina
I love the big pink ribbon, it’s the perfect size and shape to frame your lovely dessert! Happy Easter to you!
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This looks so yummy!
Looks amazing and sounds delicious! Look forward to seeing it with final additions. Enjoyed your story about starting your blog. I only started my blog a couple of months ago. My sons (early 20s) laughed when I told them. There was my challenge!
I would like this for my bday…yummy!
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Another delicious addition to the recipe files. And I read you, but NOT that guy who ‘inspired’ you
Looks delish! And very entertaining to boot!
Pah to Mr Opinionated! I’m loving the look of this – the whole pink bow wardrobe disaster is way more suited to this.
Now that is a decadent Easter egg! Enjoy!
I love it!!! so tempting!! Yummy!
What a great idea. Looks fab already. Can’t wait to see it bedecked 🙂
What a great idea, much better then empty chocolate egg! 🙂
Great Idea and it looks delicious!!!
Beautiful and delicious! Thanks for the entertaining post too 🙂
Congratulations on your 2nd birthday and what a lovely recipe for Easter too!
What a delicious looking Easter ice cream! 🙂
I really want to eat this right now!!
Thanks for visit. What beautiful recipes you have! and fun ….big knickers ice-cream e.g.!! Grazie!
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Happy Easter, folks! This stunningly indulgent recipe fits perfectly with the ethos of Creative Economy in the Kitchen. Ice Cream Magazine has raided her kitchen for bits and pieces and come up trumps. Enjoy!
Reblogged on Creative Economy in the Kitchen. It’s exactly what I would’ve wanted to do if I specialized in ice cream. 🙂
Holy moly! It’s the Easter egg of all Easter eggs. Keep doing what you do.
This looks fantastic!!
Your Easter ice cream connection looks amazing! And as for your inspiration (or challenge, as it were), I’m glad you stated blogging despite the “odds”– your site is wonderfully quirky and is a lovely voice I am happy to count in my food blog favorites. 🙂
Ah, you had me until the Magic Shell. But, wow, how pretty!
You’ve done it again! Your ice cream creations continue to amaze me!
I do thing that there are many pointless blogs as there are good blogs. It fustrates me on end to read food review blogs so I dont read them. Plus, there are those who ignore copyright laws & churn out cut & paste recipes claiming them to be their own! But there are truly genuine blog voices out there too. So, yep. An easter egg inspired by Chocky wocky!!? Wow. This post was fascinating to me as Ive never seen an Easter egg being made. Thank you for the v educational post 🙂
OMG this is….*drooling*
This Easter egg looks amazing. Seriously licking-the-screen-right-now amazing.
Oh, yr sweet dishes are so exquisite and beautiful! Awesome work!
I love that chocolate in a bow. So pretty . Thanks for liking my blog. I really appreciate it. I hope you visit again. I’ll surely visit yours.
Love this idea! 🙂
wow! this looks amazing!!
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