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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.

For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.

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.

For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.

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Photo by Petrina Tinslay
Ocado

(UK only)

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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

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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 diameter. 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 diameter. 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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  • My mother and I used to make these, but with canned chow mein noodles instead of shredded wheat. We’d do nests for Easter but at other times we’d leave them as little mounds and call them haystacks.

    Posted by Tomatfirstvine on 13th April 2022
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