For the final day of the easter treats, I made this golden egg. What is easter without an egg. Most traditional breads have coloured eggs placed in the braids of the breads. And they also make chocolates in egg shape. Some chocolates are made so huge and they are filled with more chocolates so that when you break the egg, the treats flow out. I just wanted to keep this simple.
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For the second day, here is one more easy breezy dessert you can put together in around fifteen minutes. I am not going for any traditional recipes this week, but am just giving you some good ideas for any party you will be doing for easter or some other occasion. Ever since I bought a pack of dried rose petals from Delhi, I have been using it to top my desserts. My daughter loves it and being the only one who is trying out the desserts, I am quite happy to add the rose petals on them. They look so good and tastes great too.
Here comes the next week of Blogging Marathon and I have chosen Easter treats as the theme. At first I was planning for some breads, but I couldn’t make them ahead and on the day of posting, I didn’t want to go for any complicated recipe. When I was browsing through recipes for easter desserts, they are mostly chocolates and I came up with one of my own. I put this together with all the ingredients from my pantry. You can go for any filling you like as this is so versatile.
The next Swedish bread I made last week is the saffron bun. I am sure many of you would be familiar with this saffron bun. Saffron is added while kneading the dough and it gives an amazing colour to the final buns. These buns are made for Swedish Christmas time St Lucia feast on December 13th. Made in the shape of S, they are also studded with raisins.
For the second of Blogging Marathon, I chose to do three Swedish dishes. As you know I love bread, and whenever I get a chance to bake bread, I do it. And when I saw the theme Swedish recipes, I chose to do three Swedish breads. Selecting the recipes was tough. There were so many beautiful breads in Swedish cuisine and I had a hard time selecting three from the list. The very first recipe is the crispbread which is most common in Sweden. They are crispy flat breads which can be served with any topping and the Swedish stock it regularly in their pantry. The bread used to be made with a hole in the centre so that they are stocked up on a wooden rod and left out for drying. But nowadays, they are sold as squares with various seed toppings.
Are you ready for the final post on our meet. I will be covering both fourth day and the fifth day today. The fourth day was a much awaited day as we were doing a workshop on bread baking and cake decorating. And our colour code was white. So before getting ready for the workshop, we got a photo clicked with the costume.
How did you find our Day 1 and Day 2 adventures. While those two days were most about sight seeing, the third day was totally about food. You know that I am following paleo diet and carbs are a big no no in it. But apart from the first day, I couldn’t continue with my diet. I ate everything and I think I gained one or two kg in those four days. But still it was worth it. I don’t know when I will return to Delhi and have a try at these delicious foods.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you must be familiar with Blogging Marathon I do every month. This group started by Srivalli during 2011 started as a motivation for bloggers to blog frequently. We started with 30 days of blogging, then the pattern changed into three posts a week and there are also month long marathons during April and September. Though this group started like any other group, it has become a close knit family after some time. When it was 25th week, there was a meet arranged in Ahmadabad which unfortunately I couldn’t attend. Then came the 50th meet, which I attended for three days and loved every minute of it. If you want to read about my experience, then read my Day1, Day 2 and Day 3 posts on the meet.
After baking with two ingredients, I am making a traditional recipe for the third day. For this week of BM, the theme is quite interesting. Two bloggers exchange ingredients through mail and we are supposed to cook with the ingredients which we received. I was paired with PJ and the third ingredient she sent me was the mixed millet rava. When I saw the rava, I knew that it was millet rava, but I couldn’t say which millet. So I asked PJ and she told that it is mixed millet rava. It is a nutritious ingredient and I was thinking about recipes I could use it for.