Easter Greetings Chooky Eggs!
So it's almost the Easter weekend & if you're like me, you'll be looking forward to a few days off? Now I thought the start of BST signals the start of spring, light nights, sunny evenings in the pub & a feeling of renewal, what with all the daffodillies & lammie mares! But we live in the UK, so lets not get carried away...what we've actually got is a severe weather warning for sleet & gale force winds hell bent on destroying the sturdiest of brollies! Hoary! Bring on the chocolate!
As well as baking this week, I thought I'd go a bit arts & crafts & have a crack at decorating an egg. I haven't done this since my triumphant victory in the Alnwick Egg Competition in 1986 (aged 8) with my eggy Adam Ant! (Mum, why did you not take a picture?) Now it would seem my creativity when it comes to egg decorating has faded in the last 24 years. But I'm quite chuffed with my little egg, I've called her Henrietta!
So this weeks recipe is also Easter themed, although it's so easy to make I feel a bit of a fraud calling it baking...
150g milk chocolate
3 shredded wheat
Mini eggs to decorate
1. Melt the butter & chocolate together in a large bowl & mix well. Crush the shredded wheat into the bowl & mix well, you might need to squish it together with the back of a spoon to get it all to combine
2. Spoon a generous dollop of the mixture into a paper case & press down gently, then add a couple of mini eggs to finish off
3. Let them set, you can either leave them in paper cases, but I like to take them out so you can get the full effect of the nest!
See told you it was simple! Hope you can take some time to make these over the long weekend & if anyone has a go at egg decorating, I'd love to see piccies. This weeks batch of goodies are going to a good cause, we're having a charity cake sale today at work, I'll let you know how much we raise next week. Enjoy the break, back next week, Rebecca
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