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Chocolate Eggs with Royal Icing

Attention, if you want to make these chocolate eggs with royal icing, this will take time. You need to be willing to temper chocolate (it is not that hard, but you need to be patient and a thermometer is mandatory) and you will pipe flowers  with royal icing (or other decoration) on parchment paper first, let it dry (overnight preferably) before you glue them onto the chocolate eggs. Yes, these are a labor of love, but you will be rewarded with a wonderful decoration, gift, and surprise. I intend on keeping the large egg until next year for Easter and will keep you posted how that goes. I made these eggs during several evenings after work and it was so much fun and just the right amount of relaxation for me.

The chocolate was tempered correctly, the chocolate has a clear shine and got very hard

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Coconut Flan

My mom loves flan, which can be best described as a dense custard dish with a caramel topping. Originally it is from Spain and became very popular in all of Latin America. There are two good reasons to make flan. A) it comes together in a jiffy, it seriously can be done in ten minutes, the rest is taken care of by the oven and fridge and b) you will need to make it in advance. It has to chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight, so this is perfect for any celebration. For that reason I thought that this flan, as unusual as it may seem, will be perfect for Mother’s Day. Barely any work, very diffiult to screw up, yet so delicious, maybe you can make it for your mom as well?

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