Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Easter Hunting at the Market

You come here every week for warm, witty ponderings on the nature of food and cooking, peeking behind the curtain at the Market and our traders. Well, there is none of that this week! Instead, a whirlwind tour of all the delightful Easter treats we have to offer. There will be none of ye standard Lindt bunnies and the like (although we sell those too), but rather the unique and unusual offerings just here, just for you.

So let the Easter hunt begin!

Hot Cross Brownies available at the Brownie Bar - Julie's latest creation for the chocolate lover.

Divine artisan gingerbread biscuits for Easter from Vicki's Bickies at Pete 'n Rosie's Deli.

Hot Cross Bun Gelato dreamed up by Andrew at Fritz Gelato. This one is strictly seasonal!

Hard to find nut free eggs at Heritage Chocolates.

At Sweet Greek, Kathy's stocked egg dyes and stickers. Michael at Whisked recommends using "white" chicken eggs for dying and has them specially for this time of year. You can also find bunny ears, toy eggs and Easter bubble blowing kits for the chocolate-intolerant at Eggs Plus.

Café-Tasse is one of the more interesting Belgian chocolate houses and Jasper Coffee has some of their delightful Victorian-inspired chocolate egg boxes.

These Kennedy & Wilson Easter eggs are made in the Yarra Valley and prized amongst the chocolate-bean-set. (Although a hardcore cook might prefer the stunner of a copper bowl they're displayed in at the Essential Ingredient. Don't say I didn't warn you!)

 Traditional Italian Easter cake at Cleo's Deli, (similar to pandoro) called "Colomba". This means dove and is often baked in the shape of a dove for the Easter period. Some versions are also topped with pearl sugar and almonds.

Ripe the Organic Grocer has these gorgeous Fabergé type eggs containing organic dairy-free gluten-free champagne chocolate truffles. They are not cheap but they are simply lovely to behold.

And do we have hot cross buns! You can barely move around the Market without finding another variation of these popular fruity buns. Noisette will do a roaring trade in their tasty buns on Thursday and Saturday. You can also pick up Phillippa's buns at Pete n Rosie's Deli and Dench ones at Market Lane, as well as gluten free hot cross buns at the Gluten Free Providore. And Chaso's Gourmet Deli has been selling the Potts' family hot cross buns by the crateful, with their appealing glazed goodness.

 Oh and we do sell chocolate bunnies. Just in case you were wondering .... !

Wishing a safe and lovely Easter time to all our Market friends and traders!

Market Trading Hours during Easter

Good Friday: Closed
Easter Saturday: Open 7am - 5pm
Easter Sunday: Closed
Easter Monday: Closed

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful Easter treats - but then I would expect nothing less from my favourite market. Happy Easter.