Sunday, 5 April 2009

Easter Nests

This weekend has been absolutely gorgeous in terms of weather, and I've been spending a lot of time outside in the garden, planting and tending my seedlings. I'm growing a lot of fruit and veg this year, and it will be first proper year of attempting to do so, after a bit of a non starter last year!

Picking up my secateurs, I headed out towards my nectarine tree as I wanted to take some cuttings to try and see if they would root. Imagine my suprise when I got there, to find a sweet little birds nest already there, complete with three little eggs!

'Sweet' is about right as well, as these nests are made out of chocolate, and perfect for a treat over Easter!

Chocolate Nests

125g Chocolate
3 Shredded wheat

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of water (I found about 125g of chocolate did the big nest in the picture, and four little nests with just one egg). Crunch up shredded wheat and add to the chocolate, and stir. Add in dollops onto greaseproof paper, press a mini egg or some other candy egg (or you could make an egg out of fondant or such like!) and press into the chocolate slightly. Put into the fridge until set.


Jopan said...

if you have a green house then you can probably sow them April 15th. Then you just have to keep potting them up. They're a pain in the Ass but my mum loves um. :)
remember to plant in blocks.
shush dont tell anyone but i sowed three sweetcorn yesterday and hid um under a fish tank. clever use of a cloche, or trying to hide a guilty secret. who knows.

Jopan said...

Emma, is there any other kind of vegeterian gravy other than onion gravy? i needs me gravy which will be difficult if im tryin to eat only what i grow.

sweetdaisydreams said...

these look yummy,love glenda

Lori said...

I love making these birds nests. I have done it for years. They are super yummy.

katielyn said...

Delicious- I have to make those next Easter!

Debbie in Nashville said...

That is so cute and it really sounds easy. What a great project and then you can always eat it!

I love it!


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