Thursday, 14 March 2013

Easter Ideas - Allergy Today


Managing Easter Madness
AUTUMN 2011
ISSUE 136
You can purchase this past issue from here


Easter can be a bit of a challenge if you are dealing with food allergies, but being prepared means no one misses out.

Easter egg alternative
 
Buy plastic eggs from your local craft shop and have your children decorate them with stickers, felt pens, glitter and any other crafty things that take their fancy. 

Put them out on the table for the Easter bunny to fill with safe treats, little toys – try the $2 shop – or money and then hide them.


Make your own chocolate 

Provided by the Allergy Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. These recipes were devised and tested by their Allergy Unit’s head dietitian, Anne Swain.



Chocolate recipe one
30g cocoa powder or carob
140g icing sugar
110g melted palm oil or cocoa butter or copha
110g milk powder or soy powder


Chocolate recipe two
125g solic vegetable fat
240g icing sugar
5 Tbsp cocoa
30g milk powder or soy powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence


Instructions
1. Melt the copha (recipe 1) or vegetable fat (recipe 2) over a low heat.
2. Sift together and add the other ingredients.
3. Pour into lamington tin and set, or pour into East egg moulds.

Do you have any Easter Ideas? Comment below!

NOTE: The Warehouse is stocking Kinnerton Luxury Dark Chocolate Easter eggs again.  In Wellington they are in both Lyall Bay and Petone stores.  Currently on sale for $18, it includes the usual egg and chocolate bar together.

Thank you Karen, for letting us know. 

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