My Greece colleague told me in Greek, their traditional Easter cake named Tsoureki. It is a type of sweet bread made with olive oil and orange juice. I really wish I could know that earlier, now I have to wait for next Easter to try it.
Looking for some desserts to impress your guests? This easy ocean-inspired will make you ‘wow’ them effortlessly.
Coconut water Leaf Gelatine
Coconut flake Food colouring
Seashell shaped chocolate Lotus Biscuits
Fruit yoghurts Muesli or other cereal as base
How to make the blue and green ocean water:
Simply put 2 pieces of gelatin leaves into 200ml coconut water, heat up the coconut water, wait for the gelatin to melt completely.
Take 2 containers, put 100ml jelly juice in each container, add a drop of blue food colouring to one, and add a drop of the green to another. Put the gelatin mixture into the fridge for over 20 minutes.Place the cereal on the bottom,
Place the cereal on the bottom, place yoghurt on top, and place the coloured jelly on top.
Use the crushed Lotus Biscuits to create the sand. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top to imitate the foam from the sea waves.
Place any seashell shaped chocolate of your choice. Vio-la! So easy!
If you want to impress your guests, there is nothing better than boneless stuffed roast chicken.
First you need a whole chicken, which you should marinate overnight in brine.
From the back remove all the bones, but do not throw them away, they can be used to make great chicken stock.
Place the chicken on a flat surface with the skin facing down and place a layer of Prosciutto di Parma on top of the flesh. You can stop there, or put something else in the middle, such like mushrooms, sage & onion stuffing, sausagemeat, whatever you like. I used duck liver pate for my stuffing.
Chop some potatoes into fine strips and set aside for later use.
Fold the chicken upon itself, with the stuffing on the inside until it is shaped like a small pumpkin, and tie it with some kitchen thread. Place the tied meat on top of the chopped potatoes, which will be cooked in the chicken juices while roasting it in the oven, preventing the meat from sticking to the tin foil under it.
Season with salt and pepper, plus a sprinkle of smoked paprika.
Heat up the oven to 180℃/Gas Mark 6 and roast for 45 mins. When the surface has become golden, take it out of the oven and pour some honey or maple syrup on the surface, to give it a nice shining glaze.
Put it back into the oven for another 30 mins and it is ready to serve.
Now you can slice and enjoy the chicken without worry about the bones.