Dienstag, 8. April 2014

Simple beauty + Easter ideas.

Today some more inspiration for Easter:

- 2 very delicious brunch recipes,

- a quick and simple Easter egg idea,
- and the most beautifully matching set of dishes in the world plus decoration, perfectly in line with “simple is beautiful!”

I tested two new recipes:
The Greek yogurt waffles immediately got promoted to one of my personal favorites!
They have an intense yogurt taste and are not too sweet: if you like, you can eat them with fruit compote or chocolate sauce, I think they are to die for just with confectioner’s sugar.

Or you give these wonderfully moist (and healthy) breakfast granola muffins a try!
They are also very convenient to take to school or to the office as a mid-morning snack.

Recently my husband returned home with a Bisazza-Bathroom catalogue: it inspired me to create Easter eggs with a glamour look.

Yet the technique is surprisingly easy and really fast!

Everything was arranged on the georgeously classy cake stands by Räder:
The wonderful matte bone china and the loving details like the origami crane or the little cups bring out the reduced design to perfection– if you like a clean style, you will love this series!

But the plates and cups are also an exceptionally pretty idea as an Easter gift for your parents (who already have everything, um…) or a small present, if you are invited to brunch: you can easily divide the set into separate pieces.

Did you spot the pen with the real feather?
It will look particularly fabulous in a Easter basket for grown-ups.

On the right you are well able to see the differences in size between the various stands.

Granola muffins:

Heaped 1/2 cup whole spelt flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
¼ cup cane sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup dried fruit such as plums, apricots, cranberries, raisins, etc.
1/3 cup walnuts
2 small apples (approx. 7 oz.)
scant ¼ cup quick oats
1 cup Greek yogurt (2%)
2 eggs
1 cup oil

1. Preheat oven to 345°.  
Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon.
Pulse dried fruit in food processor.
Wash, cut and core apples, pulse unpeeled in food processor, mix with dried fruit, nuts and oatmeal.

2.Mix yogurt, eggs and oil until combined.
Quickly stir in flour and granola mix.  
Fill dough into muffin tins.
Bake muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Yogurt Waffles:

4 Tbsp butter
4 Tbsp sugar
1 pinch of salt
(optional: a little vanilla essence)
4 eggs
1 and ½ cups Greek yogurt (2%)
¾ cup and 2 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp baking powder

1. With an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until fluffy.

Add vanilla essence and salt; separate eggs and add egg yolks, mixing at high speed.

2.Whisk egg whites until stiff.

Stir Greek yogurt in a big bowl until smooth, then add beaten egg whites.

3. Mix flour and baking powder, sift onto remaining ingredients and mix until incorporated and dough is smooth.

Bake waffles one by one in hot waffle iron.

Glittery Easter eggs:

You need:
- spray glue (I have this one from Amazon*)
- glitter (e.g. this one from Amazon*, or something more coarse from a craft store)

Place the egg into an eggcup that you covered with a piece of aluminum foil (same as with the
ombre eggs) and lightly spray egg one time, from above.
Trickle glitter onto the egg immediately.
The glitter will naturally only stick to the parts that have been sprayed before.
Now gently pet the glitter with your fingers, so that all glitter particles adhere flat to the egg like scales and none will stick out.


Finally I’ll show you my new acquisition from a Berlin flea market:

to do justice to my reputation as a truffle piglet I found cashmere pants.

After the seamstress adjusted them to my size it is official:

I will never take them off again.
Never ever again in my whole life.

I don’t care whether I degenerate into a housewife/bum… same story as with my 

Classy bum look, I agree ;).

I’d love to show you all the other treasures from the Berlin flea market another time ;).

Source of supply:
Cake stands (set of 3): InsideLiving*
Pen with real feather: InsideLiving*

With love,

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