We all know that Easter is the time to tuck the Fitbit safely away in the top drawer, and let loose on the best Brisbane chocolate, cake, and all things sweet and sickly.
We are big fans of everything in moderation (and you don’t want to peak too early and have no room for your eggs on the big day), we thought we’d help spread out your Easter feasting with a seven-day countdown to Easter.
Each day in the lead up to Easter we want to try a different chocolate-y offering from Brisbane best bakers, chocolate shops, and restaurants. Kind of like an advent calendar, but without the pesky calendar part.
Day 1 | The Egg
Newcomer’s New Farm Confectionary have produced a limited edition range of chocolate eggs, available in milk, white and Belgian couverture chocolate. The best thing is that you get to choose the filling, but it will be tricky when your options include handmade crunchy honeycomb, fluffy Madagascan vanilla marshmallow or salted caramel filling.
Day 2 | The Cake
Chester Street Kitchen meet all our bakery needs with their crème egg cake, comprising Devil’s food cake, hazelnut and chocolate mousse and topped with Cadbury Creme eggs halved.
Day 3 | The Vegan Treats
One of our favourites for organic, raw chocolate that tastes as good, if not better, than the real deal, is Pana Chocolate. Find them at Sourced Grocer, Sun & Earth Wholefoods, Brisbane's best gourmet grocers.
Day 4 | The Buns
We’d never expect the team at Flour & Chocolate to feel restrained by tradition and that shows in their range of delicious hot cross buns. Choose from chocolate hot cross sourdough, fruitless and of course their enhanced traditional buns flavoured with raisins, sultanas, cranberries, apricots, figs, glace cherries, glace peel and topped with a traditional iced cross. Or if you’re really looking to push the boat out, check out their hot cross donuts.
Day 5 | The Bunny
Every year, Jess at Couverture & Co. shows off her chocolate talents, and this year she is presenting a mature-looking suited and booted rabbit as well as mini bunnies who sit perfectly happily alongside their chick and rooster-shaped friends in milk or dark chocolate. You also don’t want to leave your bunny to waste away, so maybe purchase some carrot bags filled with orange flavoured white chocolate buttons.
Day 6 | The Cookies
If you can look past Dello Mano’s hot cross brownies and Easter ganache tart, you’ll come across a delightfully decorated batch of cookies. The baby chick versions are bound to please any young ‘uns (or young at hearts).
Day 7 | The Ice Cream
The team at La Macelleria are making a limited edition Easter egg gelato cake which will be put up to auction. Come and check it out next week and make your bid—the winner will be notified on Easter weekend, with 75% of the cost going to charity.
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Image credit: Chester Street