Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Eggs



Today is the last day of Easter - tomorrow it's back to work. It's been great to have five days of holiday in a row, and we've managed to clean out some stuff, and even pack a little bit for the Big Move. But, most of all, I've spent many hours on the couch, catching up on my favorite tv-shows (Gray's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Lost and The O.C.) and watching movies. And, even more importantly, eating candy. In Sweden, as in so many other places, Easter is really the big candy holiday. Everyone gets easter eggs - usually decorated cardboard eggs - filled with candy. This year, mine was filled with what you see in the picture - candy eggs by the Danish chocolatier Anton Berg. The large one are filled with marzipan, the smaller have almond centers and sweet chocolate inside their thin crunchy shell, and the purple balls are hazelnuts covered in dark chocolate and candy. Delicious, all of them - and very pretty.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Anne,

Thanks for the full description of the sweets you received this Easter.

They look yummy yummy!

Ana MarĂ­a E.

Pille said...

Happy Easter, Anne! I was hooked on Anton Berg chocolates when living in Denmark, which probably explains the weight gain:)
I'm actually quite happy that the Easter chocolate egg habit has not caught up back home - we're eating mostly chicken eggs during the festivities..

sage said...

Happy Easter! Sounds as though you had a wonderful time. That's great! Fine post on candy; who doesn't like it? For me, dark chocolate is my game. And it's good for you too!

to your good health,
sage

Pene said...

Happy Easter, Anne! I decorated white chicken eggs (which were easy to get in Tartu) with a friend, but 4 French chocolate eggs appeared in a basket on Sunday morning. My MIL sent us some chocolate baby bilbies from Australia where the rabbit is classified as a pest & endangering the habitat of the bilbies, a species of bandicoot.

AH said...

Your eggs are so lovely! And they look absolutely delicious...

Geraldine said...

Loved your blog and in particular this photo, reminded me of Easter as a child, we always had baskets abrimming...with all sorts of yummy and colorful confections.
Hope you will stop by my blog for a visit soon, its not all about food but veggie cooking is part of it! Cheers from Canada