Easter Chocolate Nests

Easter Chocolate Nests are really easy to make and even more fun when you let the kids join in. Its also a great way to use up some of the chocolate Easter eggs you have around. My kids always end up with lots of Easter eggs from all there grandparents, aunties ,uncles and other family members.

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So here are a few simple steps I used to make these delightful treats.

What I used

  • Two Easter chocolate Eggs
  • One Packet of mini Eggs
  • 5 large Chunks of Shredded Wheat
  • 12 Bun Cases in a Bun Tray

I took two fairly large chocolate eggs (Cadburys)and broke them into smaller pieces and put them in a bowl, I then heated the bowl in the microwave to melt the chocolate. You can alternatively boil water in a pot and set the bowl in the pot but I chose to use the microwave for convenience. When I used the microwave I kept it on a medium heat and stirred it every 20-30 seconds so that it doesn’t burn to the bowl.

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Next I just broke up shredded wheat in placed it in the bowl with the melted chocolate and stirred it well until it was evenly covered in chocolate.

Finally I took my bun tray which I had placed the bun cases in and started putting a spoon full of the chocolate shredded wheat in each case and placed two mini eggs in it while of course nibbling on a few eggs myself. After this I put the tray in the fridge for 30 minutes and then there ready to enjoy.

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I made these boxes to fill with the nests to give to the family for Easter.

 

 

Happy Easter and Enjoy your break

Simple Pancakes

Pancake Day, also known as shove Tuesday has been celebrated for many years and also marks the last day before Lent starts. Its a great way to get the kids in the kitchen to help out as pancakes are simple and easy to make and lets not forget they taste great especially when you add your favourite topping. So here’s my simple way to make homemade pancakes this Shove Tuesday.

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Ingredients :

  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 300mls Milk
  • 100g Pain Flour
  • Butter for frying
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  1. In a large bowl mix together the milk,eggs and flour until it’s a smooth batter.
  2. Next I would set it aside for 30 minutes, this is to let the access air escape but if you don’t have time then this isn’t essential.
  3. After that I would melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat and cook the pancakes around one minute on each or until they are golden brown.
  4. Finally you can add your favourite topping, I like to lemon and sugar or nutella and strawberries.

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Enjoy and Happy Pancake Day