5 Spring wreaths for Easter


Wouldn’t it be nice to welcome your guests this Easter weekend at the door with a beautiful spring wreath? I love to make my own wreaths with fresh flowers and greens. It’s a calming craft project and you get to enjoy the end result each day you come home for at least a few days when nurtured and kept out of the sun. At night I put my wreath in the fridge to conserve it. How to make them? Have a look here (floral) or here (succulent wreath). Which one do you like best?

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6 Easter Brunch Recipes – revisited


Easter brunch is only a week away. This year I’m not hosting the brunch so I haven’t been experimenting with recipes or trying out new things. Nonetheless, I have a range of scrumptious recipes up my sleeve in case I do have to contribute something. Browsing my archives I came up with a top 6 of my favourites. What are you making this Easter brunch?

Mini pesto soufflesGet the recipe

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2. Spring salad with king prawns, grapefruit and asparagusGet the recipe

summer salad with king prawn

3. Croque Madamme MuffinsGet the recipe

croque madamme muffin

4. One-person Tomato Tarts au gratinGet the recipe

tomato tarts

5. Raspberry, lime and cocounut milk cream pots – Get the recipe

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6. Japanese Cherry Blossom CheesecakeGet the recipe

cherry blossom cheesecake

 

Spring recipe: Lavender and white chocolate cake


I have just the perfect recipe for coming Easter! What do you think about a lavender and white chocolate cake? I think lavender should be used more often in cooking because when done right it is so good! You might remember my other recipes like the lemon and lavender chicken, or the lavender syrup. Once you tried it once, and know how to cook with the fragrant flowers, you will start to appreciate it even more.  The cake is not to sweet and is perfect for an afternoon tea or as desert with a fresh lemon ice cream. When it’s in the oven the whole house smells like spring. I like the cake best when it’s luke warm. Scroll down for the recipe

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You’ll need

  • 150 gram white chocolate
  • 8 twigs lavender
  • 25 gram sugar
  • 125 gram butter (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 gram self raising flour
  • 25 gram ground almonds
  • 1/2 lime

Directions

  • Grease your baking mould
  • Melt the chocolate in a small bowl au bain marie
  • Discard the lavender flowers from the twig and crush them in a bowl with sugar
  • Add the butter and mis it smoothly
  • Whisk the eggs and flour gradually into the mix
  • Add the melted chocolate and stir
  • Add the ground almond and whisk
  • Grate the peel of 1/2 a lime into the mix
  • Pour into the cake mould
  • Bake in the oven on 180 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes

The confectioners frosting is optional

you’ll need

  • 460 grams confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted
  • 226 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • tablespoons milk or light cream

Directions
In a bowl beat the butter until smooth and well blended. Beat in the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar.Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the milk and beat to combine. Then, on high speed, beat frosting until it is light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).

5 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas


Each year I try to do something different when decorating for Easter. I haven’t really decided yet what colour scheme or theme I will use this year. But since time is ticking away, I’d better get to it. I might go with one of these 5 Easter egg decorating ideas shown below. They are not too difficult and look like fun. Do you need more inspiration? Head over to my special Easter section here, with Easter table settings, recipes, and decoration ideas. Or, have a look at my Easter pinterest board.

1. Water colour sprayed Easter eggs

This is a fun project to do with your kids. All you need is watercolour paint and a plant sprayer. Head over to the step-by-step guide here.

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2. DIY Honeycomb Easter Eggs

Make your Easter extra festive with honeycomb easter eggs. You will find the tutorial here.

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3. Confetti covered Easter Eggs

How cute, and simple are confetti covered easter eggs? I wish I had thought of it! She Makes a Home explains how to.

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4. Confetti dipped easter eggs

Add some bling and sparkle to your eggs this year with golden confetti. Click here for the full tutorial

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5. Dip-dye easter eggs

Dip dye is still a trend in home decorating so why not extend it to your Easter eggs? You’ll need food colouring and patience. Find out how to create these fun eggs here.

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Easter decorations


With Easter only a few weeks away I start browsing blogs and pinterest for inspiring ideas to decorate my Easter table. I found these lovely ideas of egg shells filled with succulents and flowers. So simple, yet so beautiful and striking.

Don’t forget to visit the special Easter section on 30s Magazine with all Easter blog posts of the past 3 years conveniently compiled for your perusal. Recipes, table settings and decorations to draw inspiration from only a mouse click away. Coming weeks I will share more and new Easter ideas. Do you have a great find or DIY project you would like to share? Drop me a message, I’m all ears!

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