First of all, we do not have the Easter bunny. Instead, we have bells. Yes, I know, it sounds strange but it's not really, once you know the story behind it. From Good Friday until Easter Monday, church bells do not chime in France, in mourning for the passing of Jesus. The story told to children is that the bells have gone on a pilgrimage to Rome and, on their way back from Rome, they are celebrating the resurection by dropping treats for children to find.
|Some traditional friture.|
|Two little chocolate hens for the girls.|
French Sweet Easter Omelette:
Ingredients for 4 persons:
- 8 eggs
- 50 grs of caster sugar
- 10 grs of vanilla sugar
- 40 grs of butter
- a pinch of salt
- 7 cl of rhum (optional)
- In a bowl, break 5 of the eggs.
- Separate the yolks and whites of the last 3 remaining eggs.
- Add the yolks to the bowl, the pinch of salt and beat.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with 10 grs of sugar until soft peaks appear.
- Fold the whites in with the other eggs.
- In a pan, melt the butter.
- Once melted, pour the mixture in.
- Once cooked, sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
- Flambé with the rhum (basically pour the rhum over and set alight. Be careful not to burn yourself! Also, it is safe to give to children as the alcohol gets burnt off in the process).
- Enjoy hot or cold!
|Now that's one big pan!|
Why don't you give it a go (either the omelette or the decorating!) and let me know how you got on? In any case, have a wonderful Easter!