Ann Reardon

Chocolate Birds Nest

chocolate birds nest

Bird nests are so clever, it makes you wonder how our feathered friends actually get started. Patiently collecting and arranging twigs, leaves and other material to build a warm, secure home.  It reminds me of mums everywhere working hard to make family traditions and building a warm and loving home for their little ones.  But at this moment, my heart goes out to the mums of the 270 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped a month ago, forced from the safety of their nest.  It makes me sick to think of it, please join me in praying for their safe return home.

To make chocolate nests you will need:

Concentrated sugar solution made from:
436g (15.38 ounces) or 2 cups sugar 900 millilitres (30.43 fluid ounces) or 3 and 2/3 cups less 1 Tbsp water

200g (7.05 ounces) Tempered chocolate

chocolate nests how to cook that

To make 10 eggs:
60g (2.12 ounces) cake, crumbled
30g (1.06 ounces) chocolate, melted
rind of 1/4 of a lemon
squeeze of fresh orange juice
100g (3.53 ounces) white chocolate for coating
1/2 vanilla bean (optional, use if you want speckles on your egg).

 
You may also like to add chocolate feathers or chocolate leaves to your nest.

chocolate feathers

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by Ann Reardon How To Cook That

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook


All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

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  1. Rating: 4.5

    This worked perfectly! I’m so happy with the result, it will be gorgeous on top of my Easter cake. Thanks for the easy recipe, Ann!

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