Apr 22, 2011

SSG Manor Is A Proud Supporter of the Easter Bunny and Pudding for Breakfast.

Happy Easter!!!

The Easter Bunny is officially in the SSG Manor.

MaltEaster Bunnies and their siblings, the original Maltesers.
They found the household stash of MaltEaster bunnies.

Today's fashion inspiration was the Easter Bunny.  It's a more approachable look than the Louis Vuitton ears that were seen on the catwalks a few months back.

And they found themselves (their ears at least) perched upon my head.

Jacket - Country Road, tank - Big W, scarf - Oroton from the early years, scarf ring - Mai Tai's medium in mother of pearl (really practical as one side is black and the other white).

And to think it was only yesterday I had a Dignified Fashion Moment.  As we approach winter in the southern hemisphere, I find myself wearing Mai Tai's snowball knot more and more.

Needless to say, breakfast today was calorific and carbohydrate intense.  I made a Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding.  I'm linking to the original recipe on taste.com.au.

Since I saved on the hot cross buns (the red hot special at Coles), I was able to be a bit extravagant with the chocolate, brandy and the purchase of a real vanilla bean pod.

Lindt and hot cross buns.
Assembling the pudding was very therapeutic.  I did this last night to give the buns an extra few hours to absorb the custard.

I'm trying hard to forget how much dairy was involved in making the custard.

But the house did smell lovely with the scent of vanilla, orange peel and brandy as the pudding baked in its steam bath this morning.  It was just the thing to return home to after my run.

The pudding was just a little over browned, though.

Nothing a little icing sugar can't fix.  Then it was out to the She Shed for breakfast.

The cyclamen from Valentine's Day are still flowering.

One of the best things about having a decadent pudding for breakfast at home is that you don't have to pay extra for a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.  Oh, and you don't really have to dress up either.  The only real requirement is to be fully clothed if you're out on the front verendah and above the age of 12 months.

There wasn't much in the paper today.  Just as well I bought around.... $50 worth of magazines yesterday at Woolies.  New Idea were doing a special Royal / anyone remotely famous with a newborn edition.  The highlight for me was getting the skinny on Josephine and Vincent's christening in Denmark.  Their big sister Isabella was in fine form on the day too.  In the land of Famous, Kim Kardashian was talking liberation from twice daily bootcamp and the freedom to eat all the refined carbs she wants.  Judging from my breakfast, I think we could be great brunch buddies.

The pudding was possibly a bit over the top for first thing in the morning but it was delicious.  To aid digestion, I had a gander at my Boston fern.  It's looking a bit scraggly in parts.  Might need to shift it somewhere, but I don't know if it needs more sun or shade. 

I do remember saying the other day that I was meant to be doing detox / temple food (thank you Nigella Lawson) in aid of the fact that I'm doing 4 yoga classes at Balmain over the next 2 days with Mr SSG.  You've probably guessed that I'm a part time detoxer.  But I'm redeeming myself with this Instant Thai Noodle Salad from Donna Hay's No Time To Cook.

It's so easy.  All you do is chop up raw 'zen ingredients' (I just made that up), get some chopped peanuts, heat up some noodles in boiling water and mix up a sauce composed of sweet chilli sauce, fish sauce and lime juice.

Then you just mix it all up and tuck in.  And feel virtuous with every bite.

Have a lovely day, wherever you are.  It's a happy feeling knowing that this weekend is going to take ages to end.


  1. You got a newspaper today - lucky! The West is on their official day off. I should have done the same as you in regards to the magazines - all I had in the house was journals that I should-read-but-tend-to-neglect.
    Your brunch looked lovely!

  2. sam: I cheated, all my journals go straight to work in their platic wrapping.

    Have a lovely Easter!

    SSG xxx

    Sydney Shop Girl blog

  3. The pudding looks DELICIOUS regardless of the slight browning.

    The soup looks nourishing and gorgeous.

    Happy Easter SSG!!!

    I wore bunny ears for my whole night duty shift last night, my patients loved it.

  4. I can't find those malteser bunnies anywhere! where did you get them from?

  5. Heavenly Ingredients: got mine at the local Shell servo.

    M: love the idea of ears at work.

    SSG xxx

  6. Love the Malteaster bunnies, they are delicious!

    Happy Easter x

  7. My goodness, that food and those buns look delicious! Hope you and Mr SSG enjoy your Easter!!!


  8. Definitely going to have to try that pudding recipe! Happy Easter SSG xx

  9. Oh my, that pudding looks evil in the yummiest sense! I have consumed my body weight in HCB's today but I could be tempted to try that pudding......

  10. I want that pudding so much! Have a great Easter xx

  11. Both pudding + salad look amazing.


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