Just as we get ready for the big Easter chocolate-fest, a Dublin pub has intrigued us by putting deep-fried Creme Eggs on its menu. The Cadbury’s chocolate and fondant eggs are synonymous with Easter in many parts of the world, but deep-frying them? That’s a new one!
The idea came to Tony McCabe, general manager of the Adelphi pub in Dublin city centre, when he was out in the seaside town of Howth enjoying fish and chips. As he ate the battered fish, he got thinking about the Adelphi’s own deep-fried Mars bars offering, and was trying to think of a quirky dessert that would suit the holiday season. As Easter eggs are traditionally hollow, he felt they wouldn’t work, but it suddenly occurred to him that Creme Eggs might fit the bill.
“I had a chat with our chef, Vanessa Santos, and she played around with the sweet batter recipe until we found the right one,” Tony tells Lonely Planet. “The inside goes gooey and soft and it’s served with ice-cream and it’s just delicious. We did a few samples over the weekend, and we sold 140 portions when we launched it on Monday. People have been coming from everywhere to try it and they all love it.”
The gastropub has form when it comes to chocolate offerings, as it also makes a very popular ‘Toblerone’ cocktail that includes chocolate, honey, milk, Baileys, Tia Maria and Frangelico. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
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