Chocolatier shows how to make own Creme Eggs on 'This Morning' 7 years ago

Chocolatier shows how to make own Creme Eggs on 'This Morning'

It’s (scarily) coming around to that time of year when Creme Eggs are a daily occurrence in the diet.

But you don’t necessarily have to buy the ones in the shop as chocolatier Paul A Young demonstrated on This Morning today how to make your own fondant-filled eggs.

Check out the recipe below…


Makes 6 eggs

Ingredients

  • 800g milk chocolate of your choice
  • 100g sugar
  • 100g water
  • 500g white fondant icing
  • Yellow and orange food colouring

Method:

1. Take 800g chocolate and melt it in a bain marie to 45C. Never a microwave, it won’t achieve a good melt and may burn the chocolate.

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2. Pour two-thirds of the chocolate on to a large marble surface. Ideally you will have this installed already and call it your counter. Temper it with a palette knife and a scraper, moving, spreading, piling in, spreading again, moving, until it starts to solidify.

3. Plonk it back into the remaining third of still melted chocolate. Mix well until evenly smooth. Pour the whole lot into your mould and tap to release any air bubbles.

4. Leave it for two to three minutes. Pour out the excess. Put the shells in the fridge for 20 minutes.

5. Put 100g sugar and 100ml water into a pan and dissolve to make sugar syrup.

6. Take 500g of white fondant icing, cut it in half, pummel yellow food colouring into one half.

7. Grate the icing and mix it with sugar syrup until it is the consistency of buttercream icing.

8. Fill each shell half with white fondant then a dollop of yellow for the yolk and stick the two halves together with a little melted chocolate.