Everybody loves an Easter Egg or two, but by the time Easter has come and gone and you feel like throwing them all over the fence, it’s time to get practical and turn the overflow of choco-loaded sins into something you won’t be sick of the sight of. Hurrah then for Michelin starred Bohemia’s Head Pastry Chef Ellen de Jager’s tips on how to use leftover Easter Eggs! Warning: not suitable for the calorie-shy! Check them out here:
1. Rocky Road
For an easy no bake recipe for the children, try Easter themed rocky road. Mix the melted leftover chocolate with mini marshmallows, digestive biscuits, dried fruit or mini chocolate eggs then place in the fridge to set for 3 hours. Once it is set, dust with icing sugar.
2. Chocolate Croissants
One for the chocoholics! Make or buy readymade croissant dough and stuff with leftover Creme orCaramel eggs. Once baked you’ll have warm croissants oozing with chocolate.
3. Chocolate Bananas
Feeling a bit guilty after all of that chocolate? For that ‘health kick’ cover sliced banana in melted chocolate then put in the fridge to set.
4. Chocolate Mug Cake
To fix that chocolate craving, quick melt butter and chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds. Beat the mixture until soft then whisk in an egg, sugar, flour and baking powder then microwave for one minute and 20 seconds.
5. Crème Egg Brownies or Cupcakes
Add left over crème eggs to cupcake or brownie mix for a gooey chocolate centre. Perfect for the ultimate chocolate lover and a great alternative to traditional Simnel cake.
6. Ice Cream Topping
Easy but absolutely delicious! Simply melt your leftover Easter chocolate and pour over ice cream as chocolate sauce.
What do you do with your leftover Easter Eggs? Tempted to give any of these a whirl? Leave a comment and let me know which ones tickle your fancy!
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