Chocolate Coated Honeycomb

Honeycomb I have a writer’s block. And a baking block. You see, I had meant to post about hot cross buns, because they’re Eastery and delicious and pretty and cute and everything, but when it was time for me to make them, I didn’t feel like it. I just didn’t feel like baking. No, I had better things to do. Watching funny videos on Youtube, for example. And snuggling with Lucy and the Rocking Rebel. And honing my guitar skills…

Wait! Am I forgetting something important here? Something my entire future depends on? Something that includes me hammering (or not-hammering) on a computer all day long?

Something that starts with a t and ends with an s, maybe? Something with the letters h, e, s and i in the middle? Hmmm…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Mascarpone Cream

Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie with Mascarpone Cream I’ve moved on from lemons. It took me a while, as in: it took some silky smooth lemon curd, a to die for lemon cake and some lemon and poppyseed muffins, but I’ve definitely moved on!

‘Cause guess what? Rhubarb is back in town! And strawberries too!

I have to say, I was absolutely psyched when I first spotted those bright red rhubarb stalks at the supermarket again. I had already noticed that strawberries were back in season – I know, that alone is cause for a celebration – but the return of rhubarb just made me feel extra springy and summery. I even painted my toe nails! Which I haven’t done in, like, a million years! Seriously, as soon as I knew rhubarb was available again, I was over lemons…

And I just had to make this gorgeous, summery pie!

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Lemon Cake for Easter

Lemon Cake Right… Another day, another post, another recipe I made to satisfy my lemon cravings! And, just like the homemade lemon curd I posted about last Friday, this beautiful lemon cake also happens to be extremely Easter appropriate!

Just look at those cute little eggs in the picture! They’re there for a reason!

Aaaanyway, the fact that this lemony cake is Easter appropriate is good, right? Since Easter is next Sunday and all? And I’m sorry for being excited about something like this, but… I can’t believe I actually know that! I’m usually the girl who misses basically every holiday because I never have the slightest clue when the world is celebrating and what date it is. Seriously, if Christmas wasn’t celebrated on the same day every year, I’m sure I’d miss that too!

So, yay me! I remembered Easter!

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Homemade Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd What is it about yellow things that makes them so Easter appropriate? And why does Easter always remind me of lemons? Because lemons are yellow? It just doesn’t make any sense! Easter is supposed to remind me of eggs and bunnies, so why can’t I stop thinking about lemony things? Like lemon and poppyseed muffins, lemon and raspberry cake and lemonade?

Totally weird…

Although I must admit that even when I was a little kid Easter has never been about eggs for me. Neither was it about bunnies. It was about chocolate. Duh! Chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies. So I guess it was a little about bunnies too. But only if they were made out of chocolate! Chocolate is what makes the world go round, remember? I knew that even when I was little. First lesson I learned in life… Well, right after I learned about all those things babies need to learn about, but that’s basically all instinctive, right? So, it doesn’t count…

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Three Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse This is what I would like to call a ‘healthy grown-up dessert’. Not a ‘healthy, grown-up dessert’, but a ‘healthy grown-up dessert’. See the difference there? And see the chocolate mousse in the photo? There is nothing healthy about it. In fact, there is no such thing as healthy chocolate mousse.

It’s the grown-up that has to be healthy! Although I have to say that this is not strictly a grown-up dessert. There’s no alcohol in it or anything. In fact, you could also serve this to healthy kids, but they can’t be under the age of five. And really grown up grown-ups can’t have this fluffy chocolate mousse either. So don’t serve this to the elderly. Or kids under the age of five that have yet to be born. Or grown-ups with a compromised immune system…

I guess what I’m trying to say here is this: if you’re older than five, not pregnant, not old and not sick, this is your kind of mousse! You see, there are raw eggs in these gorgeous, delicious little mousses.

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