The Creme Egg Scotch Egg
Monday, 24 March 2014
You know when you see something online and go "I have GOT to make that"? Well, NoLita Cantina (one of my fave restaurants in Liverpool) tweeted a few days ago about attempting to make a Creme Egg scotch egg and I had that exact reaction. Sod the fact I can't eat Creme Eggs. I have many willing chocoholics at work to feed my creations to.
A Creme Egg
Some chocolate cake
Buttercream (if you're lazy like me, buy a chocolate sponge from the shop. No need to make a cake and buttercream that way!)
It's easy but it's messy. Have lots of kitchen roll nearby and be prepared to wash your hands a lot.
Mash up the cake and buttercream - I split the shop-bought choc sponge in half, discarded the top layer and mashed together the buttercream and bottom layer of the half. Should look a bit like this:
Melt a couple of squares of chocolate
Crush some hobnobs. Three should do.
Then, unwrap the Creme Egg.
Squish the cake/buttercream mixture into a coating around the egg.
Melt the chocolate and spoon over it.
Roll it in the hobnobs until you've got a roughly even top coating.
Pop in the fridge to harden.
My willing tester made sex noises whilst eating it. I take that to mean that it was a success.