Marbled egg

Marbled egg

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Cooking time

Ready in 50 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Makes 1 egg

A deluxe homemade treat for Easter. This DIY egg is as impressive as any you can buy

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition for quarter of an egg

kcalories
186
protein
3g
carbs
18g
fat
12g
saturates
7g
fibre
1g
sugar
15g
salt
0.03g

Ingredients

For the egg

  • 50g white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 50g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 140g good-quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces, plus extra

To decorate

  • handful of your favourite truffle (or make some - see Goes well with)
  • ribbon, approx 50 cm long

Special equipment

  • 2 chocolate egg moulds, clean flat pastry brush or small paintbrush

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Method

  1. Slowly melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Leave until cool but still runny, then spoon into a piping bag. Balance one of the moulds to keep it flat (we used two ramekins to help), then pipe the chocolate in zig-zag lines across the inside of the mould. Repeat with the other mould, then allow to set. When the white chocolate has completely set, repeat the process with melted milk chocolate, piping in between the white chocolate lines. Leave to set in a cool place, then put in the fridge for 5 mins.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate, then allow to cool and thicken. Using a pastry brush, carefully brush the chocolate over the milk and white lines until the insides of the moulds are completely covered. You may need to return the moulds to the fridge if the dark chocolate starts to melt the chocolate underneath.
  3. Once set, turn out the moulds, fill one half with chocolates, then stick the sides together using the remaining melted dark chocolate. Tie a ribbon around the egg to finish.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2008

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kimmy173's picture
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I made a few of these last easter for the first time. I made many mistakes as it was my first time using the moulds but by the 4th one I was a pro at putting them together. You can alter the chocolates you use depending on taste and the best one turned out to be mainly white chocolate with milk and dark chocolate stripes. Will definitely be making them again next easter

elvish's picture

Do the eggs actually end up as shiney as the ones in the photos?

grace21's picture

I have tried to make the chocolate eggs but I cant get the eggs out of the moulds when set. Anyone any ideas?

minkybabe's picture

we had great fun making these, accidently dripping hot choclate on pale skin!! letting the egg melt in warm hands etc.we'll need more practice for them to look as perfect as the magazine but the whole family loved them

gemmadew's picture

Thanks i'll have a go!

ghensler's picture

I have made three of these and they are all brilliant, look exactly like the photo. Have already given one to a friend which she loved. Much better than buying them excellent as gifts so pleased. Will definitely make them again next year! Used one of the GF truffle recipes for the choc's inside too!

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