Every year we bring a new Easter baking post to our blog. This year we decided to create something different to what we normally bake, DIY Creme Eggs! Creme Eggs are an Easter treat loved by many but they’re not around for long enough in our opinions. We definitely feel that they’re too nice to only be around for a few months of the year, so we set ourselves the challenge of creating our own using a recipe we found online, so once the real ones leave us we won’t miss them as much! We’ll hold our hands up, we found making these super challenging and they don’t look that great but hey, they taste good and that’s all that matters!
800g milk chocolate
500g white fondant icing
Yellow and orange food colouring
- Take the chocolate and put it in a glass bowl. This bowl must then be placed over a saucepan filled with boiling water in order to melt the chocolate.
- Once all of the chocolate has been melted, pour it into your egg moulds. Gently tap the mould onto the kitchen surface so that the chocolate is smooth and there are no air bubbles.
- Leave the chocolate in the mould for 2 to 3 minutes and then pour out the excess chocolate.
- Leave the chocolate to set for 20 minutes in the fridge.
- Now to make the gooey inside of the creme egg! Put 100g sugar and 100ml water into a pan and dissolve to make sugar syrup.
- Take 500g of white fondant icing, cut it in half, and add yellow food colouring to one half.
- Grate the icing and mix it with sugar syrup until it is the consistency of buttercream icing. Obviously you’ll need one bowl of white icing and one bowl of yellow. We found this quite tricky to do but patience is key, eventually it will all dissolve!
- Fill each shell half with white fondant then a dollop of yellow for the yolk. Stick the two halves together using a little bit of melted chocolate. You can even pipe the chocolate around the edge of the shell using a small writing nozzle for a neater Creme Egg!
And there you have it! Homemade Creme Eggs which you can enjoy all year round! If you give these a try let us know how they turned out. If you’re thinking of baking some Easter treats over the Easter weekend, we have a few other recipes you could try which will go down a treat with the family!