We were sent some equipment from the lovely people at Salter to help make these scrummy Easter treats.
I only had 1 100g bar of chocolate in the house for this recipe so adjusted the ingredients accordingly, that's why the pictures have different weights on but here is the full recipe!
Weigh the ingredients using the Salter GEO Electronic Scale (£35 available from John Lewis). The handy 'Add & Weigh' function means you can measure all the ingredients in one bowl. This is hard to see in my pictures as the butter was under the chocolate.
225g/8oz plain chocolate, broken into pieces
2 tbsp golden syrup
36 mini chocolate eggs or Jelly Beans (I used these as I didn't have Mini Eggs and they look like Dragons Eggs!)
How to make Cornflake Easter Nests!
- Line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with paper cases, I had some Kung Fu Panda ones but any will do!
- Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water. (I may have skipped this process and done it in the saucepan on a low heat *slaps wrist*)
- Stir the mixture until smooth with a Heston Blumenthal Precision Multipurpose Spatulas by Salter (£17.99 available from Amazon.co.uk). They are made from Silicon so they won’t crush the cornflakes!
- Remove the bowl from the heat and gently stir in the cornflakes until all of the cereal is coated in the chocolate. I used the spatula again for this.
- Divide the mixture between the paper cases and press 3 chocolate eggs/jelly beans into the centre of each nest.
- Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until completely set. Time it using the Salter Contour Electronic Timer (£8.99 available from Amazon.co.uk) to ensure they’re chilled to perfection.
I loved using the Salter products for this recipe. The scales are fantastic and very modern looking, I found it so easy to weigh out my ingredients and saved on washing up by using one bowl! The spatula's are super flexible and allowed me to get the chocolate out of all the nooks and crannys. I will definitely be using the timer on a regular basis as we have boiled eggs quite often and they need to be timed just right for dippy eggs!
*this post was written in collaboration with Salter for the purpose of an honest review.