It was inevitable. It’s almost Easter, I have small children, I love novelty. What did you expect? I’ve upgraded my mini Easter nests recipe. This time they’re bigger, the nest is more nest like as it’s made of All Bran rather than Shredded Wheat, and… well a chick has hatched. These are altogether a better grade of Easter nest.
As you might expect they’re mighty easy. If you fancy a bit more a challenge over Easter may I suggest my white chocolate and cranberry hot cross buns or some mini Simnel cupcakes? If you’re entertaining then maybe my lemon and raspberry trifle.
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One year ago: Florentine quiche and Flourless chocolate cake and Cadbury Creme Mini Egg chocolate flapjackand School fair rocky road
Two year ago: White chocolate & cranberry hot cross buns and Cadbury creme egg mess and Banoffee pecan mini pavs
Three years ago: Easter Apostles scone loaf and Carrot cake in a cup for Mother’s Day and Cranberry oaty biscuits
Four years ago: Mini chocolate birds nests and Puff pastry and Walnut bread
- 145g milk chocolate
- 145g dark chocolate
- 170g All Bran cereal (or supermarket own version)
- 36 micro eggs
- 12 little chicks made from scraps of pastry (I used this recipe and this cutter).
Place 12 cupcake cases into a 12 hole cake tin. Melt the chocolate in a large bowl. I used the bain marie method to be sure the chocolate didn’t burn or seize up. Just be careful not to let any water get into the chocolate or allow the bottom of the bowl to touch the water in the pan. Once completely melted remove from the heat and add the All Bran. Stir really well until combined, giving a good dig about at the bottom of the bowl.
Spoon equally between the 12 cases, using the spoon to make a little dent in the middle of each ‘nest’. Add three eggs, then a little pastry chick. Leave to set completely (takes 4 hours ish) before eating.
If you don’t have the time or inclination to make pastry chicks then do sub with marshmallow chicks or similar from the supermarket.