How to make an Easter egg

Miriam Nice shows you a super easy way to create your own Easter egg.

  • You will need: an Easter egg mould, a food thermometer and cotton wool.
  • Wash your Easter egg mould in hot soapy water using a soft cloth or sponge (try not to scratch it), dry it well then buff using cotton wool.
  • Chop up 3/4 of your chosen chocolate and place it in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Allow it to melt very slowly - try not to let the water simmer or boil.
  • When the chocolate has melted allow it to heat through until it reaches 45-55C. Then remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 1/4 of your chocolate.
  • Keep stirring until it has cooled to about 26-27C. If it gets too cold and thick, put the bowl back over the hot water but try not to let it get hotter than 30C.
  • Pour just over half of the chocolate into the mould, swirl it round then pour out the excess. Repeat with both halves of your mould.
  • Leave to set upside down on a sheet of baking parchment.
  • If tempered properly the chocolate should set hard fairly quickly. We put ours in the fridge for 10 mins and then left it in a cool place until completely set solid.
  • To turn it out, flex the mould so that a bubble of air starts to travel from one side of the mould to the other, once it meets in the middle the egg should pop out. Be patient, as this can take some time. If it gets too warm while you’re trying to take it out, place it into the fridge or freezer for a couple of minutes.
  • Once the egg is out, heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and place a baking sheet into the oven to heat up.
  • When the baking sheet is hot, take it out of the oven then place the chocolate egg onto the hot surface on its flat edge to melt it a little. Wear gloves if you can so as not to get fingerprints onto the egg. Use a palette knife to help you pick up the egg halves if they get stuck.
  • Hold the melted edges of the egg together until they stick, then leave to set.

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Seren star
6th Apr, 2017
Where can I get a food thermometer
zlawson
5th Apr, 2017
Hello, Where would I get an easter egg mould? Could I simply use the plastic packaging from a bought egg?
Spuddy1234
8th Apr, 2017
You can get them from www.homechocolatefactory.com Reasonable price for the moulds, but watch out for the postage cost.
zlawson
6th Apr, 2017
Hello, Where would I get an easter egg mould? Could I simply use the plastic packaging from a bought egg?
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goodfoodteam
10th Apr, 2017
Thanks for your question. We'd suggest using a proper Easter egg mould. You can get them from Lakeland and Amazon.
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