Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Chocolate eggs using real eggshells!
A friend of mine makes these using ostrich eggs, but since we now have an abundance of eggs thanks to our feathery ladies, we thought that we would make ours from chicken eggs. First try and crack your eggs open just using the base. It is a little tricky, I have been collecting my egg shells for a couple of weeks. Wash them as soon as you have broken them and let them dry. Sterilize them before you use them. Melt some chocolate. I used 100g which made 6 eggs. Put some melted chocolate inside and keep turning, if you have an area that just doesn't want to coat, just give the egg a little shake and it should get the chocolate flowing. I did 2 coats of chocolate. Leave to harden. Try and wipe off any chocolate on the shell, it can look like chicken poo! Then fill the eggs with some treats. And use some melted chocolate to stick them onto a biscuit. Then peel. Ta da! Yummy!