Make Your Own Creme Egg

There’s been a bit of a commotion about Creme Eggs this year. They’re just not the same. They’ve changed the chocolate recipe and i’m pretty sure they seem smaller (again) too – my hands haven’t grown that much!! Anyway, as they are about to disappear off shelves until next year we thought we’d kill two birds with one stone and give you a Creme Egg recipe – when they were good!

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Serves: makes 6 eggs

Ingredients

800g milk chocolate of your choice
100g sugar
100g water
500g white fondant icing
Yellow and orange food colouring

Method

  1. Take 800g chocolate and melt it in a bain marie to 45C. Never a microwave, it won’t achieve a good melt and may burn the chocolate.
  2. Pour two-thirds of the chocolate on to a large marble surface. Ideally you will have this installed already and call it your counter. Temper it with a palette knife and a scraper, moving, spreading, piling in, spreading again, moving, until it starts to solidify.
  3. Plonk it back into the remaining third of still melted chocolate. Mix well until evenly smooth. Pour the whole lot into your mould and tap to release any air bubbles.
  4. Leave it for two to three minutes. Pour out the excess. Put the shells in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  5. Put 100g sugar and 100ml water into a pan and dissolve to make sugar syrup
  6. Take 500g of white fondant icing, cut it in half, pummel yellow food colouring into one half.
  7. Grate the icing and mix it with sugar syrup until it is the consistency of buttercream icing
  8. Fill each shell half with white fondant then a dollop of yellow for the yolk and stick the two halves together with a little melted chocolate

Your eggs will – but are unlikely to – last for one month!

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