Easter can be crazy expensive. This year I decided that to achieve Fair trade, dairy free, gourmet easter eggs that had no crazy additives or colours, it was up to me to do it.
What do you need?
2 blocks of fair trade dark (dairy free) chocolate. I use Green and Blacks.
Some easter chocolate moulds (quite inexpensive plastic trays from any kitchenware place)
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (or like me, place a metal bowl on top of a saucepan with a little boiling water and stir chocolate until it is melted). The process is done in three parts:
1. Place a spoonful of melted chocolate into each mould and make sure it has reached all sides (for this you might need a tiny paintbrush or skewer to push it to the edges. Place in freezer for 2 minutes.
2. Once the chocolate has cooled, place your filling on top. Try to make sure it doesn’t touch the edges because you want the next layer to seal the filling in. If your filling needs to set, place it in the freezer for 2 minutes, otherwise proceed with step 3.
3. Drizzle remaining melted chocolate over the top of the filling to seal it in. It can help to gently tap the mould tray on the bench to help the chocolate settle to a flat and even level.
Place in the fridge until set!
I am going to keep these in the freezer and try not to eat them before Easter 🙂 They are totally divine and totally ethical! The only pity is that I’m not supporting the Fair trade easter egg industry this year (which I fully support). However, this entire tub of chocolates cost only $6 in chocolate (1.5 Green and Blacks blocks). Amazing.