Saturday, March 31, 2012

I'm back!!!

            I'm back!!! I've been without Internet service for 7 very long days, lightening hit the tower and fried everything, I tried to catch up at the library once but it was slow and wouldn't let me post here so I just waited it out! I'm the first to admit that I depend on the Internet on a daily basis! It has become apart of my life, and boy did I miss it! Mornings just weren't the same without my coffee and catching up on Facebook, it's the one free place where I can keep in constant contact with all our family and friends, saving on the cell phone bill too! Oh, how I missed reading all my favorite blogs, making sure some who are tackling hard times are doing alright while others continue to share the upside of life, making for a well balanced day! I did have a Pinterest attack, I had the time but couldn't access my boards! But, I'm back and catching up!!

       So, since I missed Tasty Tuesday for this week, I thought I'd share a annual post since Easter is just a week away, can you believe that!! If your a fan of the Cadbury Cream eggs, those rich and creamy Easter delights, then you will love this recipe, and now you can make your own, right at home!

Cadbury Cream Eggs

Cadbury Cream Eggs Recipe

1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
4 drops yellow food coloring
2 drops red food coloring
1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips
2 teaspoons vegetable shortening

Combine the corn syrup, butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl.
Beat well with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add powdered sugar, a little bit at at time and mix by hand after each addition.
Mix until creamy.
Remove about 1/3 of the sugar mixture and place in a small bowl.
Add the food coloring and mix well.
Cover both mixtures and chill for at least 2 hours or until firm.

When mixtures are still firm roll a small, marble size from the orange filling.
Wrap a small amount of the white filling around the orange.
Form into the shape of eggs and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Repeat until done and chill for at least 4 hours.
You want them"set.

Combine the chocolate chips and shortening in a double broiler or ceramic bowl.
Melt down and mix well.
Take each egg filling and dip into the melted chocolate mixture and return to baking sheet.
Repeat and chill again for 2 hours.
Repeat the dipping process, chill again and your good to go!
Makes 16-24 eggs.



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