Pride of Oven Pride Blogger Challenge 3 #OvenPride

Pride of Oven Pride Blogger Challenge 3So with Easter upon us, it was time for our Pride of Oven Pride Blogger Challenge 3.  For this challenge we were sent some lovely goodies from Lakeland and given a voucher to buy some ingredients.

Pride of Oven Pride Blogger Challenge 3

We had two tasks for our Pride of Oven Pride Blogger Challenge 3, the first was to make some Easter Eggs.  Monkey was very excited, he loved it when we made chocolates at Christmas.

We decided to start with the milk chocolate and melted two packets in a bowl over simmering water.  We had some colourful sprinkles in the cupboard and I suggested to Monkey that he sprinkled some into the Easter Egg moulds before we poured in the chocolate.  I wasn’t sure if it would work, but he liked the idea. We poured the melted chocolate into the moulds and then placed the mould in the fridge for an hour.  Then it was time to check how the first part of our Pride of Oven Pride Blogger Challenge 3 had gone.  A success it seems!

Pride of Oven Pride Blogger Challenge 3

The second part of the Pride of Oven Pride Blogger Challenge 3 was to make Hot Cross Buns.  I was a little apprehensive about this challenge.  It was definitely out of my comfort zone.  I used a recipe from BBC Good Food and purchased my ingredients.  I didn’t include the Lemon Zest as I’m not a citrus fan.

Pride of Oven Pride Blogger Challenge 3

Then I just followed the recipe, as I had no idea what I was doing!  Making these Hot Cross Buns was rather time-consuming, as with making bread, there is a lot of waiting for the yeast to do its job.  You need to set aside over 2 hours for the preparation.  But, I was interested to see if I could do it.  I was rather happy with the results.  My Hot Cross Buns were a rather unconventional shape, but not bad for a first attempt.  They even tasted good!

Pride of Oven Pride Blogger Challenge 3

We had great fun with the Pride of Oven Pride Blogger Challenge 3 as you can see.

Happy Easter Everyone :)

disclaimer:  as mentioned above, we were provided with the items to make the Easter Eggs and given a voucher to cover the costs of ingredients for the Hot Cross Buns.

About over40andamumtoone

I’m a first time, full time Mum in my 40′s. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. We’ve had a busy 3 years so far, but now as Monkey has started pre-school I’ve decided to start a blog about our journey and experiences from here on in. We also have a kitten called Brewster who will be making appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari F1 fan, so am sure that will slip in to the blog too. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.
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14 Responses to Pride of Oven Pride Blogger Challenge 3 #OvenPride

  1. Fiona Martin says:

    Those hot cross buns look delicious, not something I’ve ever tried making. Well done for having a go! The chocolate eggs look great too.
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  2. Mummy of Two says:

    Your Hot Cross Buns look amazing! Are you sure you didn’t buy them?!! It is something I can’t make at all!
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  3. Donna says:

    What an amazing challenge! I’ve always wanted to make my own hot cross buns but have never quite got around to it x
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  4. Those hot cross buns look amazing!
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  5. spicers1976 says:

    your hot cross buns look amazing, well done
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  6. Wow, you’ve got a real Easter feast going on there! I was determined to have a go at hot cross buns this year. Didn’t manage it :( Yours look yum.
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  7. The hot cross buns look very nice, and tasty. Making me quite hungry thinking about them!
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