This is a special request from Gabriel's teacher. They are having a Easter Party at school and one of the game is Easter Hunt, where the decorated hard boiled eggs are hidden for the kids to search indoor and outdoor. I think may be teachers are going to tell them the eggs were left there by Easter Bunny too :)
I have not make any Easter eggs before, I search how to decorate the eggs online and actually Martha Stewart's Lace Eggs attracts most of my attention. Unfortunately, I don't have the beautiful lace in hands and have to shelve the idea :) Anyway, Gabriel has a good time helping me dyed the eggs and he was so proud to tell his teachers he made the Easter Eggs for his classmates too :)
I also baked my first brownies using Joy of Baking recipe for the party. Of course, I cut down the sugar content in it, LOL! As I am using a 11"x7" baking tray, the brownies turned out a bit thin and I cutted them out using the cookies cutter and place them into the cupcake cases for individual serving. It has a deep chocolate flavour and I like the cakey texture! Hope the kids enjoyed their Easter Party :) Happy Easter!
Recipe adapted from Joy of baking.com
150g semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 stick (113g) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 tbsps cocoa powder
200g granulated white sugar (used 120g)
1 tsp vanilla extract
95g all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
125g semisweet chocolate chips (used 80g)
1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
2. Line the baking tray with parchment paper. (the non-stick one is better)
3. Melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler. Remove from heat once it melted. Stir in cocoa powder and sugar, whisk in vanilla extract and add eggs, one at a time.
4. Stir in the flour, salt and chocolate chip.
5. Pour in the batter into baking tray, bake for 30-35mins. or until the toothpick inserted in center comes out with a little batter and a few moist clumps clinging to it. Mine toothpick came out clean, I think it was a bit overbaked :(
6. Remove from oven, let it cool on a wire rack before cut into small serving.