Marbled egg

Marbled egg

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Ready in 50 mins

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Makes 1 egg
A deluxe homemade treat for Easter. This DIY egg is as impressive as any you can buy

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: for quarter of an egg

  • kcal186
  • fat12g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.03g
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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)
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    • ribbon, approx 50 cm long

    Special equipment

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

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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.

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    Comments, questions and tips

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    kimmy173
    26th Sep, 2010
    3.05
    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
    7th Apr, 2009
    Do the eggs actually end up as shiney as the ones in the photos?
    mylittletoni
    20th Mar, 2017
    This might be helpful to you :) http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/techniques/how_to_temper_chocolate
    grace21
    5th Apr, 2009
    I have tried to make the chocolate eggs but I cant get the eggs out of the moulds when set. Anyone any ideas?
    minkybabe
    23rd Mar, 2008
    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
    20th Mar, 2008
    Thanks i'll have a go!
    ghensler
    20th Mar, 2008
    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!
    sarahlabat
    20th Mar, 2008
    Or you could try Lakeland www.lakeland.co.uk...they have easter egg moulds too and slightly cheaper than here....
    hollyj
    20th Mar, 2008
    This website may be able to help. http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Easter-Egg-Chocolate-Moulds.html.
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