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Easter Nests

by . Featured in HOW TO BE A DOMESTIC GODDESS
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Introduction

Yes, these are cute; yes, they are kitsch, but I love them all the same. I used to make them with my children when they were little.

Yes, these are cute; yes, they are kitsch, but I love them all the same. I used to make them with my children when they were little.

Image of Nigella's Easter Nests
Photo by Petrina Tinslay

Ingredients

Makes: 5 nests

Metric Cups
  • 200 grams milk chocolate
  • 25 grams dark chocolate
  • 25 grams unsalted butter
  • 100 grams shredded wheat
  • about 25 multicoloured sugar-coated little chocolate eggs
  • 7 ounces milk chocolate
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces shredded wheat
  • about 25 multicoloured sugar-coated little chocolate eggs

Method

You will need 1 baking sheet, lined with oiled foil.

  1. Break up the chocolate into small pieces and put it in a glass bowl with the butter. Melt on a medium heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes - I give it a minute, then look to see how much more it might need - or over water. When it's melted, give it a stir, then leave it to one side for a moment or two. You need it to be a bit cooler or it might burn the children's hands. Crumble the shredded wheat into another bowl.
  2. Now mix the contents of the two bowls and remove a small handful of messy mixture to the lined baking tray and form into a round nest shape, about 7cm in diamter. Don't worry if you feel it won't stick together: it will as it cools. Leave in a cool place (though not the fridge) until set, then remove to a plate or a wooden board and fill the centre with the eggs (about 5 per nest).

You will need 1 baking sheet, lined with oiled foil.

  1. Break up the chocolate into small pieces and put it in a glass bowl with the butter. Melt on a medium heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes - I give it a minute, then look to see how much more it might need - or over water. When it's melted, give it a stir, then leave it to one side for a moment or two. You need it to be a bit cooler or it might burn the children's hands. Crumble the shredded wheat into another bowl.
  2. Now mix the contents of the two bowls and remove a small handful of messy mixture to the lined baking tray and form into a round nest shape, about 7cm in diamter. Don't worry if you feel it won't stick together: it will as it cools. Leave in a cool place (though not the fridge) until set, then remove to a plate or a wooden board and fill the centre with the eggs (about 5 per nest).

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