Lasang Pinoy Sundays: Easter EGG hunt

ORANGE CUSTARD ON EGG SHELLS

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For this week’s theme of  Easter EGG hunt, I made  ORANGE EGG CUSTARD  served on egg shells.  Don’t they look like real egg yolks? (Not that anybody would want to eat raw egg yolks! *grin*) We don’t have anybody in the house or our neighborhood young enough to do an Easter egg hunt so no egg painting this Easter.  But with the kids and grandkids visiting for Easter break,  I did cook using a lot of eggs.

Ingredients:

  • 4 fresh eggs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 cup yogurt

Directions:

  1. Lightly tap and gently crack the shell of egg (pointed end). Peeling off just the top shell, gently shake out the egg white while holding over a bowl. Then shake out the egg yolk on a second bowl.  Repeat with the rest of the eggs. (You only need two egg yolks for this recipe.  Save the rest for another recipe, like these Spicy Almonds snacks.)
  2. Wash egg shells gently with warm, soapy water.  Place in a bowl and microwave on high for 3 minutes.  Or you can bake in the oven (place on baking sheet) for 5 minutes at 400F to kill any bacteria. Set aside.  (I wash and bake  egg shells every time I use them for cooking or baking. They are the best source of calcium for my dog’s diet.  After baking, I grind finely and then store in a airtight container. If I have too much, my orchids get the benefit.  I just crush unbaked egg shells and sprinkle on my flower pots.)
  3. To make the custard, mix sugar, salt and cornstarch in a saucepan.  Add orange juice heat on low until bubbly, stirring constantly.
  4. As soon as you see bubbles form, scoop 1/2 of the warm mixture and mix with the yolk.  Whisk until mixed then combine with the rest of the mixture in the pan.  Continue cooking for a minute or two, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat then add yogurt.  Stir.  You will now have a custard consistency.
  6. To serve, place egg shells on espresso cups or on egg cartons.  Gently scoop orange custard onto the shells filling almost to the top.  Alternatively, you can place the custard in a pastry bag or ziploc bag, cut a corner (small cut) and pipe in the custard onto the shells.
  7. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

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    This recipe fills 4 medium size eggs.  You can easily double the recipe and fill 8 eggs. You can also do a chocolate custard, chocolate ganache or mango pudding and serve them the same way.


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» Munchkin Mommy said: { Apr 18, 2009 - 01:04 }

Those orange custards on egg shells look gorgeous! I love the presentation! So creative! :)

» Pinky said: { Apr 18, 2009 - 01:04 }

Such an attractive way of presenting what must be an equally yummy egg-based dessert! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

» Elyse said: { Apr 18, 2009 - 03:04 }

What an awesome presentation. This custard looks amazing. I sooo want one of these eggs right now. What a perfect Easter treat!

» Jay - Agent112778 said: { Apr 18, 2009 - 04:04 }

wow bago sa sa akin ito, ma try nga :D

my entry is here

magandang araw ka-lasa-ista :)
Salamat sa pagbisita :)

» iska said: { Apr 18, 2009 - 06:04 }

Those look gorgeous! I bet they’re as yummy. I agree. The presentation is so good I feel like I wanna poke into it – finger-licking goodness!

» Lynn said: { Apr 19, 2009 - 06:04 }

Browsed on something like this at Chocolate & Zucchini. And I thought this one’s great too! Very neatly done.

» peachkins said: { Apr 19, 2009 - 07:04 }

these look yummy and gorgeous!

» lisaiscooking said: { Apr 19, 2009 - 11:04 }

This is such a great idea. It’s so cute, and looks delicious!

» Zriz said: { Apr 19, 2009 - 01:04 }

What a neat idea! They really look like yolks! Hehehe and uhh I’ve tried eating raw egg…eeeeeeeeewwwwwwww

I am actually inspired by this idea! Hmmm… I want to try this out… thanks! :)

» Natasha - 5 Star Foodie said: { Apr 19, 2009 - 03:04 }

Gorgeous presentation and sounds very delicious!

» carmen grant said: { Apr 19, 2009 - 05:04 }

I think this is absolutely adorable! what a great idea. I wish i would have “Stumbled” upon this sooner.

» amy said: { Apr 20, 2009 - 09:04 }

looks very nice! even tho i dont celebrate easter here that much but that sure looks good:)

» Jescel said: { Apr 21, 2009 - 09:04 }

love your presentation.. and thanks for the tip on using eggshells for orchids and feeding them to dogs? 1st time i’ve heard of it!

» julie said: { Apr 21, 2009 - 06:04 }

Wow! Love the way it was done, so dainty and yummy at the same time :D

I also use crushed eggs on plants :) but didn’t know about using it for dog diet. Thanks for the tip.

» ces said: { Apr 28, 2009 - 02:04 }

egg on egg! cool trick!:)


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