Here's the super easy way to make your own Easter egg at home
Anyone else suddenly feeling like Easter just hopped in out of the blue?
While we're very much ready to spend the Bank Holiday Weekend enjoying some sweet, chocolatey treats, we'll admit it: the actual purchasing of Easter eggs hasn't exactly been at the top of our 'to do' list.
Which is why we were particularly excited when Cath Kidston shared a recipe on how to make your own Easter egg at home - and all it takes is three easy steps.
- 1 x balloon, blown up to a small size
- 400-500g chocolate of choice
- A spoon for stirring
- A heatproof bowl
- A saucepan filled with water
- Roasting tray lined with greaseproof paper
- Extra chocolate, icing or sweet treats for decorating (optional)
Step 1 - Melt the chocolate: Break your chosen chocolate into small chunks. Place this over a saucepan filled with very hot (but not boiling) water on the hob on medium heat. Make sure that the bowl is not in direct contact with the water, but is resting safely over the pan. Melt your chocolate slowly, stirring occasionally so that all of the chocolate chunks melt. Once your chocolate resembles a silky smooth mixture, take it off the heat and allow to cool down slightly.
Step 2 - Make your mould and create the egg: Take a balloon and inflate it to a small size. Holding the balloon by the knotted end, dunk it into the chocolate and coat the whole thing, leaving only the knot uncovered. Then, place the balloon onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper and pop in the fridge. After 20 minutes, take your mould out of the fridge and holding the balloon by the knotted end, pierce near the nozzle using a knife or some scissors (adults only). Patch up the hole with some additional melted complete to complete the egg.
Step 3 - Get decorating! Decorate your egg with chocolate buttons, sweeties – anything, as long as it’s edible! Once you have finished in the decoration station, place your egg in the fridge for at least an hour or two before getting stuck in. And there you have it, a quick and easy one-ingredient recipe for making your own Easter eggs.
The recipe was released as the retailer have created an Easter activity pack designed to keep little ones entertained over the long weekend - you can find the rest of the activities right here.