It wouldn’t be Easter without a mention of my two mini lops. Sisters, Lewish and Ham, are almost one year old and are fluffy house bunnies that like to chew a lot, poop a lot, and leave a trail of fluff everywhere.
I’ll be at work, look down and see a bunch of fur suck to my top, some hay in my hair, or a hole in my jumper. But apart from being a general annoyance with razor sharp piranha teeth that pierce holes through electrical wires and chew the living day lights out of the house plants, they’re pretty good little companions.
Here they are doing their thang in a recent shoot I did with work. They came in for a few hours to say hi and have some photos taken. I now have over 300 photos of them having a whale of a time, eventually jumping on my back – as you do! They were, of course, rewarded with lots of fresh coriander and a chilled afternoon of napping.
This Easter I was thrilled to see, as many others from the House Rabbit Society Facebook group, that Pets at Home had stopped the sale of pet rabbits over the Easter weekend. So many bunnies are bought as Easter presents, then children get fed up, and they’re no longer given the care they deserve. Rabbits aren’t animals that require little attend, or can be left in a cage for days on end. They’re sociable, clean, friendly creatures, that particularly love the companionship of another bunny.
Instead, if you want to have your share of other Easter bunnies, there are plenty of other options.
(Anorak Kissing Rabbits stackable lunchbox = Amara Living).
When Amara Living got in touch to check out their website, I was a little taken about with the sheer about of beautiful bunny products they had. To give you a little run-down the site has some seriously beautiful home and kitchenware, but I couldn’t help notice they had some great rabbit themed pieces.
With the Easter weekend approaching, I thought I’d make some Easter crispy cakes. These are something everyone always loved as a kid, and something I’ll never get tired of making. I’d always use cornflakes back in the day, but to make these gluten free, I went for Mesa Sunrise cereal by Nature’s Path, which is gluten free and vegan. I then melted some milk chocolate and added Mini Eggs. To make these vegan, simple use a good quality dark chocolate and leave out the Mini Eggs.
(Jimbonart Mrs Hare plate – Amara Living, cupcakes holder + bonsai – IKEA).
To make 6 crispy cups:
120g Mesa Sunrise
100g milk chocolate, melted
18 Mini Eggs
- Simply melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a glass bowl over some hot water on the hob, then stir into the cereal in a large bowl. If using the microwave, make sure you do small blasts with lots of stirs in-between to avoid the chocolate burning.
- Scoop the now chocolatey covered cereal into 6 medium cupcake cases (mine were from Ikea), and leave to cool.
- Once cooled, pop three Mini Eggs on top of each and leave in the fridge until solid.
Served on Amara Living’s seriously cute Mrs Hare plate, these were demolished pretty quickly…mainly by myself.
Something else I’ve been eager to try as a fried egg mould. I found this bunny one on eBay and managed to make it, much to my surprise, quite presentable.
(Thornback & Peel Rabbit & Cabbage Apron* – Amara Living, egg mould – eBay).
If you ever use a egg mould here are a few little tips to keeping things all in place –
- Start by spraying a frying pan with an olive oil spray and placing the mould down. Don’t start the heat yet.
- Separate the first egg yolk from the white, keeping the yolk in the shell and the white into a mug or measuring jug. Keep the egg shells.
- Plop the first egg yolk into the eye hole, and do the same again with the next egg.
- Pour segments of the egg whites back into the egg shells and pour them into the mould. I find this is a good way to control how much of the egg whites go into the mould. You will have some of the egg white cook outside the mould, but that’s fine, you can just cut this way at the end.
- Now put a low heat under the frying pan and cook the fried egg as you would a standard egg.
The fun comes with separating the egg from the mould, something I haven’t managed to do daintily yet! The egg still tastes good though.
So if you’re also bunny obsessed like me, fill your online shop with bunny themed treats instead of the real thing. Bunnies are life, not just for Easter.