It's slightly embarrassing posting more cutesy tea-time photos, but I assure you it is merely a coincidence. It is a rare occurrence 'round these parts, but here we are...
For easter my sister and her boyfriend, Donald, came over to my apartment. We baked, colored eggs and maybe had an egg hunt(ahem). Lately I had been feeling nostalgic for easter-egg hunts, so I was really excited to celebrate this year! :)
Val brought her tea-cake pan and started measuring and mixing. The batter was lemon-y.
After a short time, they were perfectly baked. So many cakes for three people to eat. It was a hard problem to be faced with(woo!). They cooled for a bit and were glazed with homemade lemon icing.
In the meantime, we turned our attention to childish fun. Val bought an egg-coloring kit. Growing up we never experienced such luxurious items. We weren't poor, but our Mexican parents rarely considered such things a necessity. They were old-school. Instead, I was a resourceful little girl and "colored" my eggs with a concoction of red aspirin tablets and water. Hah! I was desperate. It worked though :)
After some trial and error(I'm new at this ok), here are my easter eggs. Everyone's eggs were great. Val's were glitter bombed :D Donald added tiny stickers to his. Haha.
Then it was time for the main event. I present you with three tiers(yes, you heard right):
On the first tier were chocolate-dipped Peeps(provided by Val). They were as delicious as they look, filled with chocolate mousse marshmallow, and dipped in chocolate. On the second tier, were lemon tea cakes and scattered raspberries. On the third tier, were egg sandwiches that we made with our painted easter eggs(after shelling and rinsing of course!).
Tea to wash everything down. I bought this mug from Patisserie Valerie in London, one of my favorite cafes. I bought one for Val too, considering it is her namesake!
Valerie picks up an egg sandwich. Inside was hard-boiled eggs(diced), vegenaise(vegan mayonnaise), mustard, paprika, dill and seasoning to taste. As simple and delicious as it gets.
I topped my tiny cake with fresh raspberries. Val's recipe was delicious, it was hard to stop eating.
Val snapped a pic of me. I was on a sugar high.
We ended the afternoon hunting for eggs that Donald hid for us! Haha. Val gave me hints, since I was really bad at finding them. Some were in my kitchen, some were on window sills, it was hilarious. Inside were jelly beans(Mike and Ike's) and Raisinets(chocolate covered raisins). If you ate both at the same time, it was a flavor explosion. Sure we are not kids anymore, but who said you still can't have fun :)