Monday, 29 March 2010

Simply the Nest

Here on the Keston kitchen blog we like to provide a wide range of recipes - from the simple and straightforward to ones that are far more complicated and challenging.

So brace yourselves - this recipe is aimed at the most skilled and experienced chefs out there - yes, it's the Easter nest!

I have been making chocolate nests every Easter since I can remember and this year is no different. I have concluded that shredded wheat is definitely the tastiest (and most nest like) cereal to use, and that Bournville (40% cocoa) chocolate is the best because it is not too sweet or too bitter.

The ingredients below make 12 Easter nests:

5 large Shredded wheat
200g Bournville chocolate
2 or 3 mini eggs per nest (a 100g bag of Cadbury mini eggs contains about 33 eggs)
12 paper cases

  • Melt the chocolate by placing it in a mixing bowl over a pan of boiling water, stirring until runny
  • Then turn off the heat and add the already crushed Shredded wheat - keeping the bowl over the hot water keeps the chocolate warmer and so makes it easier to combine it with the cereal. You can add less than 5 Shredded wheat if you want them to be more chocolatey
  • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and stick the mini eggs into the nests before the chocolate sets
  • Place the nests in the fridge to speed up the setting process so you can eat the sooner


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