An egg-cellent Easter treat from Farmlay Eggs!

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WITH Easter Sunday approaching quickly, the Buchanie caught up with Buchan’s born and bred Farmlay Eggs, independent producers of Scottish countryside eggs, since 1946.

Director of the firm, Ethel Chapman, believes the best eggs to have at Easter come from hens, a much healthier option than the eggs made of chocolate.

She said: “The eggs we produce here at Farmlay Eggs are full of nutrition as well as being a great source of protein, they can also be a great hunger fix in very little time.

“Eggs are very versatile they can be used in both savoury and sweet recipes, My favourite recipe, my Fail Me Never sponge, has been going down a treat with my friends and family for almost 30 years and is a quick and easy treat to make for those last minute guests.

“Real eggs also have the benefit of being used for rolling down hills, a tradition which I remember from being a young child, during the Easter holidays this is a great activity for parents to do with their children, and can take the best part of a day to complete.”

The Strichen-based firm will be supporting Aden Park’s Easter egg hunt, which is up and running again this year for both youngsters and adults in the community, donating more than 100 eggs for a fun-filled day.

Aden Park Ranger Karoline Wood said: “Without the very nice assistance from Ethel the Easter egg hunt would perhaps not be able to go ahead as the eggs are the most important part of the event!”

All are welcome to the free of charge hunt which will take place on Sunday, April 24 between 11am and 2pm.

Ethel’s Fail Me Never recipe is one not to be missed, and the Buchanie are glad to be sharing it with readers.

It takes about 20 minutes to prepare, and will fill two 8inch tins.