Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Grown up Easter eggs

Here's a fun extra treat I made for Easter. I made some egg shaped chocolate shells and filled them with honey sweetened mascarpone lightened with whipping cream and topped with lemon curd. The lemon curd recipe is really great. You can substitute lime juice, too, for something a little different!

Lemon/Lime curd
298g butter
255g sugar
270ml lemon/lime juice
17g lemon/lime zest
255g egg yolks

Combine sugar, juice, zest and ½ of the butter and bring to a boil. Temper egg yolks and return to the pot and bring to a boil. Add remaining butter, mix, strain and then chill.


Dianne said...

Wow! Looks like such an elegant dessert, but seems so simple. I think I'll have to try these.

Heather said...

how adorable are those?!?! i love them! i don't know if i'll last a whole year without making them :) maybe i can make cinco de mayo eggs ;)

Tangled Noodle said...

These are so incredibly cute! The look just like sunny side up eggs but even better for being in chocolate shells. How can I possibly NOT make these? 8-)