Being an April Fools baby (yes, really) some years I get a long Easter weekend for my birthday. This year my birthday actually fell on a Thursday before the long weekend…so I took the day off and had an extra long 5 day weekend. You read that right: FIVE DAYS OFF!!
I spent my day off making easter eggs! Check it out. I’m so domesticated it hurts.
How to make caramel eggs
Melt some chocolate in the microwave – cook for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or so. Using a spoon, use the melted choccy to coat a plastic egg mould. Remember they’ll have filling, so don’t fill ‘em up too much.
The recipe I used suggested refrigerating for 20 mins, but we found it worked best to leave them overnight to really harden up. Once they’re nice and hard, flex the mould to loosen and remove the shells then sit them back. (You’re just removing them now because it’s harder once they have filling.)
Heat one tin of condensed milk (recommend you buy 2 tins if, like me, you are prone to quaff all that delish condensed goodness before you get around to using it in the recipe) over a low heat. Add a good dollop of golden syrup and cook for a few minutes until it combines. Leave it to cool.
Crumble some plain biscuits (granita, yo-yos, scotch fingers etc) or give it a whirl in a food processer if you have one. Then add about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of melted butter and mix it all together.
When the syrup mix has cooled enough that it won’t melt your chocolate, pour it in the chocolate egg halves, then top with the biscuit crumbs and pop it back in the fridge to harden up. If you’re really enthusiastic you can ‘glue’ your egg halves together, but we just left them as halves because they are quite sweet and a whole egg would be a bit much
Understandably I was not particularly excited about getting up for work today, especially not with the flood of rain we had…apparently that long weekend was the last hurrah for warm weather! The drains around my street are notorious for blocking at the first hint of rain and this morning I actually had to take a running leap to get out of my driveway (and I still got wet).
Wet mornings aside, here’s to winter…and to my 26th year. I have BIG plans for this year! Cross your fingers for me