Easy Homemade Easter Eggs

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This Easter I decided to try something completely different and make easter eggs for my family instead of buying them. If this is new to you like it was to me, I would absolutely recommend doing a practice run a few weeks before Easter. I tried a few different techniques before deciding to keep things simple.

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I bought my easter egg moulds from Lakeland Plastics. My set came with 4 large egg halves plus 4 moulds to make solid mini eggs.

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To start with, spread a little sunflower oil on a piece of kitchen roll and wipe the inside of each mould. This will make sure the eggs pop out easily once the chocolate is set with a lovely shiny coating. Next begin to melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.

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Once the chocolate has melted, use a pastry brush to build up thin layers of chocolate, allowing time for the chocolate to set inbetween these layers. I found 20 minutes in the fridge a good amount of time for the chocolate to set. 4 layers in total makes for a good solid egg.

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Once the chocolate is completely set, carefully turn out the eggs.

To stick the egg halves together, either use left over melted chocolate as glue, or heat up a sheet of greaseproof paper in the oven and rest the eggs on this for 3-5 seconds until the edges begin to melt. Place together the two halves and then return to the fridge.

Tips:

-If possible, allow the eggs to completely set over night in the fridge.
-Try not to handle the eggs with bare hands once set as you could be left with smudgy finger prints on the chocolate.
-I tried making eggs with dark, milk and white chocolate. I’m not sure why but I found the dark chocolate the easiest to work with. The white chocolate was more tricky.

And that’s all there is to it.
Happy Easter!

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