Before Easter becomes a distant memory, these are marbled chocolate eggs that I made for Easter. I saw a chocolate filled egg shell in a shop and figured it surely couldn’t be that hard to make. My sister always makes lovely Easter eggs using moulds and ices names onto them, so I had to come up with something different. I came home, did a bit of research on the internet and set out to buy my eggs and chocolate. I didn’t realise just quite how much chocolate fits into a single egg shell….nearly 100g!
Step 1 in the Easter egg making is to blow out the eggs. Use a needle to puncture the top of the egg and to make a centimetre wide hole at the other end. You need to break up the yolk inside, I did this with a chopstick. Blow through the top of the egg to empty the contents of the egg into a bowl.
Once the egg shells are empty you need to wash them out so there are no remains of egg inside. Remember to be gentle with them! Once they are cleaned you need to boil them as they are going to be filled with chocolate that will be eaten and they need to be very clean. You need to sterilise them by boiling them for 10 minutes. Once that is done, leave them to dry completely.
If you are colouring the egg shells you need some food colouring, white vinegar and warm water. Put each egg into the dye for a couple of minutes. To get a marble effect add some oil to the dye liquid, or just roll the eggs around in some of the food dye paste. Leave to dry before filling with chocolate.
Melt lots and lots of chocolate for the eggs and fill a piping bag. Snip the end off the piping bag and squeeze the chocolate into the eggs until full. Allow to set completely in the fridge. I used some pink icing to seal up the open end of the eggs.
I attempted to make a liquid yolk in some of the eggs by mixing some white chocolate with single cream to make a white chocolate cream. I filled a piping bag with the cream and squeezed the liquid into the centre of the melted chocolate. And then left it to set.
And tada, you have chocolate filled colourful egg shells (except as a trick one of mine was a hard boiled egg – my brother was unlucky enough to pick that one out!).
Hope you all had a lovely Easter!