D.I.Y Up Cycling Egg Carton Gift (baby shower)

egg carton

As someone who bakes A LOT, I go through eggs like there is no tomorrow. Thus leaving stacks and stacks of empty egg cartons.

I was invited to my very first baby shower a few weeks ago. I decided it was a good time to see what I could do with at least one of these many cartons. I wanted to create a personalized yet practical gift for this new baby to come.

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Gooey Jaffa Hot Cross Buns

white chocolate chocolate chip hot cross buns

Easter is around the corner and I thought I’d attempt to make hot cross buns, since I hadn’t tried since home economics in year eight.

I remember as a kid growing up, the only hot cross buns you could find were the fruit filled ones. I would spread copious amounts of butter on them just to cover up the fruit peel taste. I was not a fan. But one day someone gave me a hot cross bun with CHOCOLATE in it, how could I say no O_o!? I remember it tasting like it was one of the most amazing creations ever! So, finally I could participate in the eating of “hot cross buns” over Easter with the same excitement as those who ate the fruit filled ones

hot cross bun

These buns when eaten warm are soft to bite into, with gooey chocolate chips oozing into your mouth as you chew. You can’t help but munch on them one after another according to my dad, who ate quite a number of them.

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Hello world,

First blog post up. We’ve just accomplished purchasing a domain name and also setting up this website all in a record time frame of 2 hours, in a lovely cafe. Just stole my dear friend Yvonne from baking & i in between her clinic work to successfully do this.

So excited for this new blogging adventure. And I think I just discovered my new working cafe, which we’ve both frequented and have watched the plants here grow over time. It’s a new cafe in Hawthorn, which I will blog about soon (Says Yvonne.. so I guess I better repay her with a nice post of one of her favourite cafes soon)

Bare with me as I navigate my way through this blogging world. It will consist mainly of my food stories, trials, cafe and restaurant adventures… and travels.  Do pop in to say hello to me.

Much Love,

Hilda xx