Make your own chocolate easter eggs
In case you haven’t eaten enough chocolate over the past few days (!) – here’s how to make and decorate your own Easter eggs.
You can use any kind of chocolate you like but go for a better quality, as it’s easier to melt and pour.
6 eggs – or more. Sometimes you break quite a few getting the hang of it.
syringe or baster (you can buy them from Kitchen Craft.)
pens or paints
1. Wash eggs.
2. Gently make a hole slightly less than 1/4 cm wide at each end of the egg. To do this, make a few tiny pricks with the pin very close together. Then carefully move the pin around inside one of the holes, gently breaking the surrounding shell.
3. Stick the pin inside the egg to break up the yolk.
4. Place your mouth over one of the holes and gently blow over a bowl – the egg should come out the other end.
5. Wash the inside of the egg with a mixture of water and vinegar. This should clear out all the egg but make sure you rinse the mixture out thoroughly – you don’t want the vinegar tainting the chocolate!
6. Let the eggs dry in the sun.
7. Decorate the eggs with paint or felt tips.
8. Slowly melt the chocolate over a bain marie, ensuring that none of the water splashes in. Pour into the baster.
8. Inject the chocolate into the egg. If you don’t have a syringe, you could try a teaspoon but be prepared for the chocolate to dribble down the sides.
10. Place eggs in the fridge or freezer.
Photo: Thanks to Susan Tomlinson for choco egg; and painted egg thanks to pugnoM on Flickr.
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