Get ready for the Franschhoek Easter Bake Off!
With Easter around the corner, our restaurants and delis will be putting forward their best Easter treats for us. From scrumptious breakfasts, to delicious home baked bread and sweet treats, you will be sure to find something special to tickle your taste buds!
This year, we would like you to vote for your favourite Franschhoek Easter treat. The restaurant or deli that receives the most votes will win a delicious Easter hamper filled with goodies from Huguenot Fine Chocolates to be shared amongst the members of their team. So please go on, have a look at their scrumptious offerings and then vote for your favourite in the comments section below!
1. Pierneef à La Motte Easter Bread
La Motte celebrates the importance of family and a culture of sharing over the Easter period with a bread that can be shared on the table. The braided bread is easy to break and share. Continuing the tradition of our local cuisine as well as that of Easter time, we use spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice in the loaf. It will be available over the Easter period from the La Motte Farm Shop at R42 per bread.
2. Delicious Easter breakfast at Cosecha Restaurant at Noble Hill
As soon as Chef Riana heard about the competition, she bunny-hopped into the kitchen and emerged with two delicious Easter dishes.
In keeping with our latin-inspired approach at cosecha Restaurant, Riana created Huevos Diablos, freshly devilled eggs packed with jalapeño cream, topped with pancetta crunch and cheddar cheese crisp. This bocadito (or small plate) will be available March 25-28, R58.
Strictly for grown-ups who love to brunch, Chef Riana will prepare French Toasted Hot Cross Buns with Southern Comfort toffee bananas, whipped cream and smoky bacon. Sure to make your bunny ears wiggle! This plato can be enjoyed throughout the day March 25-28, R 72.
Both dishes will feature as Easter holiday weekend specials at cosecha Restaurant – Noble Hill Wine Estate. www.noblehill.com. 021-874-3844 for reservations.
3. Leopard’s Leap Easter Rocky Road
Why Easter Rocky Road: “Sometimes the road might seem a bit rocky, but don’t give up, there might be some chocolate, cherries and speckled eggs waiting for you!” Chef Pieter de Jager. R15 each.
4. Mini Mosbolletjie doughnuts made with pre-fermented estate wine and local honey by Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Classic and traditional methods and ingredients have been incorporated to create a unique product that includes what makes Franschhoek and its heritage so special. Partially fermented sauvignon blanc from their recent harvest has been used to make a mosbolletjie dough which is fried off then dusted with Dutch speculoos spice and ginger infused local honey- this creates a fantastic combination. Price- R55
All the above Franschhoek Easter treats will be available at participating restaurants and delis during the Easter weekend from 25 to 28 March 2016.
Please remember to share your photos with us by using hashtag #EasterBakeOff and #Franschhoek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Have a lovely Easter weekend!
*Voting will be open until 12pm on Tuesday 29 March 2016. The winning restaurant or deli will be announced at 2pm on Tuesday 29 March 2016.