Easter wouldn’t be Easter without the many chocolate treats that have become synonymous with it.
Chocolate eggs top the list of course, and the many superb Irish artisan chocolatiers offer a wonderful choice, with many of them available online (including Jamie O’Neill’s, pictured here; click for more).
Many shops, hotels, cookery schools etc are offering special treats, including hands-on chocolate sessions. Children staying at The Brehon, Killarney this Easter for example, are in for an “eggs-tra special tasty treat”, as Kerry-based French chocolatier and eggs-pert Benoit Lorge (www.lorge.ie)will host a chocolate egg workshop at the hotel on Easter Saturday, where kids and parents will have the chance to make their very own truly scrumptious, chocolate Easter Eggs.
To make a simple but unusual choclate treat at home, try this Layered Easter Chocolate Cake. It’s from Jenny Bristow Cooks For The Seasons /Spring & Summer (Blackstaff Press, ISBN 0-85640-738-0)
“This simple cake is delicious,” says Jenny, “And will make a wonderful finale to any Easter lunch.”
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