If you’ve got some leftover Easter treats, why not bake, mash or deep-fry them in batter?
Forget daffodils and yellow chicks – nowadays, we know it’s Easter by the increasingly ridiculous/disgusting ways people are eating Creme Eggs. They are mushing them up into pastes, chucking them into pizza ovens and baking them into sandwiches. You would almost think we have forgotten that Cadbury changed the recipe using its new, crappier Dairy Milk last year (but we will never forget, Cadbury). Here are some of the worst.
The Creme Egg pizza
Like pizza? Like Creme Eggs? Enjoy meals that enable you to consume your weekly allowance of glucose in one go? Then you’ll love the Easter offering from Crazy Pedro’s bar/pizzeria in Manchester, who have taken the sweet treat, cut it in half, and stuck it on to a pizza as part of a patchwork quilt. Think chocolate sauce, marshmallows, chunks of brownie and meringue, all lumped together to achieve a dayglo pink-and-white colour scheme that could be named “Tween Princesses’ Slumber Party”. And, obviously, this being Manchester, they have named it after a Stone Roses song: I Am the Resureggtion.
Creme Egg nut butter
The big problem with most nut butters? They taste so little like a chocolate egg that comes wrapped in brightly coloured foil. Not a problem for the Funky Nut Co, which has just released a cashew butter into which it has “gently folded … chunks of real Creme Egg”. It’s their answer to Nutella, and it’s meant to sound delicious. Frankly, it actually sounds pretty normal.
The Scotch Creme Egg
Strictly speaking, the Creme Egg-filled brownie created by Derby restaurant, The Park Bikeworks, is called “the Chocolate Geg” rather than deliberately being likened to a Scotch egg. It also shuns meat and breadcrumbs for an chocolate-dusted oval brownie, into which a Creme Egg is inserted. Still, that hasn’t stopped the internet going into meltdown about “the chocolate Scotch egg” over the last few weeks.
The Creme Egg toastie
The most bizarre thing about this attempt to make a syrup-filled chocolate egg fulfil the God-given job of cheese? It was actually created by Cadbury itself as part of a pop-up “Creme Egg cafe” that ran in Soho from January to March (which may or may not be something to do with the fact that it has lost £6m in sales since changing the recipe last year). Does this mean that we can expect to see tubs of diced-up Creme Eggs making an appearance in supermarkets as pre-made sandwich spreads? We really hope not.
The battered Creme Egg
It’s not the first time that someone’s tried turning battered Creme Eggs into an Easter delicacy. But it is the first time that it’s happened in Spalding, Lincolnshire. “I know they’ve been done before, but they’ve never been sold in this area,” claims the owner of Oh My Cod chip shop. They are coated in flour mix, lobbed into the deep-fat fryer and then served all melty. Sounds dreadful, but is actually delicious: it’s just a shame that when photographed, they have a tendency to look like malevolent alien birth pods.
This article was written by Alexi Duggins, for theguardian.com on Monday 28th March 2016 16.33 Europe/Londonguardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010