You won’t find many baking posts on my blog (in fact this is the first one) because to say I’m not very good at making cakes is an understatement.
Last week Little H said she wanted to make Easter cakes so I decided on 2 really easy Easter baking ideas that even I couldn’t get wrong. I say ‘baking’, but there’s actually no cooking involved.
I thought I’d blog these treats in case anyone out there is as useless as I am! These are good fun for kids to make either for Easter, or to use up the mountain of Easter eggs you’ll no doubt be left with afterwards.
First up ‘Easter Nests’…
Yep, good old chocolate cornflake cakes! Every one remembers making these when they were little. I feel a bit stupid writing instructions for making these as it’s so simple, but here they are anyway…
- Boil some water and rest a bowl over the top of the saucepan without the bottom touching the water.
- Put the chocolate into the bowl and stir in some Golden Syrup (approx 2 tbsps).
- Take the bowl off the heat and keep stirring until all of the chocolate has melted.
- Pour the cornflakes into the chocolate and stir until they’re all coated.
- Put some cake cases onto a baking tray and spoon the mixture in.
- Decorate with mini eggs and put the tray into the fridge to set for about 2 hours.
Like I said, incredibly easy.
Then we made ‘Chocolate Bark’…
You’ve probably seen the “Pinterest mums” making some very professional versions of this and putting photos all over Facebook. Again it’s very, very easy and you don’t have to get all fancy and add rose petals or pumpkin seeds!
- Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Melt some chocolate (as above)
- Pour the chocolate into the tray – If you’re feeling creative melt both milk and white chocolate in separate bowls, then pour into the tray and swirl with a fork to make marbled effect.
- Decorate – we used mini eggs and sprinkles for ours but you could use any topping you like.
- Put the tray into the fridge to set for approx 2 hours.
- Once set break into ‘bark’.
Happy Easter – enjoy your chocolate!
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