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How to Make a Heart-Shaped Egg

 

Taken from Anna the RedHow make a heart shaped egg <3

[How to make a ❤ shaped hard boiled egg]
– Egg
– Milk carton or any juice carton (cut open, washed well and dried)
– Chopstick (round one is ideal)
– Rubber bands

Step 1: Cut milk carton and fold it in half lengthwise.

How make a heart shaped egg <3

This is all you need. (besides an egg) The milk carton is about 3″ X 8″.

Step 2: Make a hard boiled egg.

Step 3: While the egg is still warm, peel the egg and put the egg on the milk carton, place a chopstick on the center of the egg, and put rubber bands on the both ends.

How make a heart shaped egg <3

If you don’t have a round chopstick maybe you can put a skewer inside a straw and use it. (If you use a disposable chopstick, the middle part of the heart will probably look funky.)

How make a heart shaped egg <3

Make sure the egg is freshly boiled and warm. Otherwise the egg might break from the pressure.

How make a heart shaped egg <3

It’s hard to see but you want the chopstick to dig into the egg.

Step 4: Leave it for about 10 minutes. (Keep the egg in the fridge if it’s summer time.)

Step 5: Take the chopstick off and cut the egg in half.

How make a heart shaped egg <3

Hard boiled eggs are so soft, smooth and easily modified.

How make a heart shaped egg <3

It’s cute as is.

How make a heart shaped egg <3

But the heart shaped yolk makes it even more adorable! Also every pair is very unique, so no other pair is like it! Kind of romantic, isn’t it?

How make a heart shaped egg <3

You can put them in the bento just as they are.

How make a heart shaped egg <3

Or you can cut the bottom of the egg to make them stand.

Chocolate Oranges

Adapted from Lily Shop’s recipe
Makes 2 small oranges or 1 1/2 big oranges

Ingredients
(1) 11.5 oz bag of excellent quality chocolate (I use Guittard milk chocolate chips)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp Orange Extract

Directions
1. Hollow out your orange(s)
2. Pour your chocolate chips into a medium glass bowl and set aside.
3. In a glass measuring cup heat your 1/4 cup of cream for about one minute until it’s boiling hot. Watch your milk so it doesn’t boil over. Remove from microwave and pour over chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted. Add your orange extract and mix well.
4. Pour the chocolate into your hollowed out oranges and set them in a muffin tin so they sit upright. Refrigerate for one hour.
5. Slice and serve!

Cornbread w/ Whipped Honey Butter

Adapted from Cooking Classy’s recipe

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients:

Cornbread:

  • 1 cup cornmeal (Polenta)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • Whipped honey butter for serving, recipe follows

Whipped Honey Butter:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

Cornbread:

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together cornmeal and buttermilk until well blended, allow to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Polenta in measuring cup

Polenta in measuring cup

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

3. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.

4. Add melted butter, applesauce, honey and sugar to cornmeal mixture and whisk until well combine. Stir in eggs. Stir in dry ingredients and whisk just until combine and no longer lumpy.

Apple Sauce

Apple Sauce

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5. Pour mixture into a greased 8×8 dish and bake 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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6. Cool about 5 minutes before slicing.

7. Serve with whipped honey butter.

Whipped Honey Butter:

1. In a mixing bowl,using an electric mixer, whip together all ingredients until light and fluffy about 2 minutes.

*Alternate method: add in a bit of cinnamon and hint nutmeg for a delicious spiced version.

Yay for corn of all types!

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries



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Adapted from Nutmeg Nanny

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb large strawberries
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened (can use 1/3 less fat)
  • 3-4 tbsp powdered sugar (4 tbsp for a sweeter filling)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • graham cracker crumbs

Directions:

  1. Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out with a paring knife, if necessary (some may already be hollow inside). Prep all strawberries and set aside.

2014-09-04 06.13.412. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add cream cheese mix to a piping bag or ziploc with the corner snipped off. Fill strawberries with cheesecake mixture. Once strawberries are filled, dip the top in graham cracker crumbs. If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving.

Tip: If you are a lazy and kind of risk-taking person like me, mix cream cheese with jam instead to make the cheesecake filling. Then top with any kind of crumby cookie for the cheesecake crust.

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3. Enjoy!

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The Humble Strawberry… what would we do without you? o.O

 

Prosciutto-wrapped Spanish Melon

At Coles - also available at Harris Farm Markets and other green grocers around Sydney.

Found at Coles Parramatta- also available at Harris Farm Markets, probably other Coles and other green grocers around Sydney.

This, my friends, is the humble Spanish melon. 
 
Ugly-looking, sweet-tasting...
 
In Korea, we call it ‘frog melon’ because it is so ugly.
 
Oh, it may be ugly but it sure tastes good!

Look at the inside – yum, yum!

HOWEVER – like the frog prince, if you give it a chance, it will surely amaze you! Sweet, succulent and more flavoursome than watermelon and honeydew put together, I *strongly recommend* trying some ASAP. You won’t regret it!
 

Okay, now for the recipe…

Prosciutto-wrapped Spanish Melon Slices

 

The perfect, yet unlikely accompaniment to melon!

Prosciutto

 

Back of prosciutto packet

Back of prosciutto packet

Ingredients:

            • Prosciutto – thin sliced
            • Spanish melon

Directions:

            1. Dice melon into 3cm x 4cm pieces (rough estimate – totally up to you XD).
            2. Wrap prosciutto around each piece of melon.
            3. Eat or serve and enjoy together!
*Tip: try wrapping one piece and sampling to see if it is too salty or too bland before continuing with the wrapping of the melon with the prosciutto. Remember that prosciutto can be salty and that brands may differ, so adjusting the length of your prosciutto makes all the difference!
 
Oohh! You *must* taste it!

Prosciutto-wrapped Spanish Melon

Oh, you gotta try this!

Prosciutto-wrapped Spanish Melon

 

Jello Slices

 

Rainbow jello slices

I...like aeroplane jelly! Aeroplane jelly for me! XD

Take your pick of jello for colour and flavour! NB: Actually, as shown here, I used Aeroplane Jelly.

Hollowed/hulled orange

Ingredients:

  • Lots of oranges & assorted fruit
  • Jello
  • Hot water
  • Egg carton

Directions:

  1. Hull lots of oranges and assorted fruit (i.e. so they form hollow cups).
  2. Dissolve jello in hot water (amount varies on how much you want – instructions on back of jello packet).
  3. Place hollowed out oranges and fruits strategically in egg carton so they stay in position.
  4. Pour jello mixture into the hollow cups formed by the fruit in the egg cartons until full.
  5. Carefully place in the fridge to chill and set until solid-ish.
  6. Enjoy!

Tips:

  • Lemons work just as well!
  • Try different colours and flavours of jello for extra spunk!

A baking tray works just as well as an egg carton. 🙂

Yum Yum! - Watermelon jello slices! XD

If you use lime instead of oranges, and strawberry/raspberry/cherry jello, try sprinkling some chocolate chips or dark sprinkles on top *just* before the jello completely sets. Voila! – Watermelon jello slices! 😄

Jump for jello!