When Easter is approaching you will always think of the yummy chocolate Easter eggs. But have you ever thought of having your own homemade personalized chocolate Easter eggs instead of getting them from stores every year? Remember, it is easy and cheap making the home-produced Easter egg and you’ll find this to be fun to the entire family. What you will only need is just to buy some chocolate and egg casts, but practically every item you will need to accomplish this project can be found commonly in your kitchen including the slushie machine.
Kinds of Chocolates
Normally, there are different kinds of chocolate you can use in making this delicious Easter eggs. But the easiest and cheapest is to use the regular coat chocolate that you can get from the shops easily. It’s not advisable that you use a more coverture chocolate in your first attempt because this chocolate can be very sensitive to the variations in temperature and will require you to do a lot of tempering before using it. But remember to choose a good quality of chocolate to make your eggs as sexy as the Easter! When making the Easter chocolate eggs ensure that you don’t add any water, butter or oil when you’re melting the chocolate, because this might make your end result to look unattractive and too cloudy.
Do-it-yourself Chocolate Easter Eggs
With everything ready at reach your reach, you can decide to make the ordinary chocolate Easter eggs or rather make the hollow chocolate Easter eggs of your choice. You can make the hollow eggs by converting the molded chocolate shell into some other shell according to your taste. But you should ensure that you form the lower shell of your egg with the inner coating layer like the chocolate and the then give the inverted upper shell of your egg with a special inner layer that will be in fluid state when these shells are superimposed, to enable the material in the inner layer to flow onto and become welded to the previously formed inner layer of your eggs lower shell. This will form some internal seam minus any discoloration.
Where to Buy Chocolate Molds
It is very easy to get the molds for your Easter eggs online, but you can also get them in the many cake stores during the Easter period, these molds are usually made from some semi elastic plastic that is in the form of egg molds, it will be better if you buy these egg molds as matching pairs to speed up things for you. you can also make use of the one half-mold each egg size, ensure that you don’t oil or grease the molds because the chocolate usually have the plenty vegetable oil you will need for the process, therefore, ensure that your mold is very dry before use.
Easy Step-by-Step Instructions
After all ingredients are ready and prepared, heat up your chocolate in the microwave at half the heat for a minute and stir it well.
Give it little more time at the low heat, you can also melt your chocolate in the old fashioned boiler too but you should ensure that your chocolate doesn’t get exposed to either steam or water.
Place the mold on the suitably sized-plate in the inverted position and then make sure it levels in both directions.
Put the melted chocolate slowly until your mold is filled up just below the rim.
Lift the plate carefully with your mold and put it into the freezer, you can put it into the fridge too. But colder surface is better because it will make the chocolate solidifies quicker and the shinier of you eggs when you take it out of the mold.
Ensure the mold stays for some minutes in the freezer then remove it from the half-egg.
Flex the side of your mold a few times gently in order not to damage the chocolate surface and shake gently the half-egg out of the mold.
After successfully removing a pair of eggs from the mold then you’ll be ready to glue them together with your chocolate, score the flat surfaces of your eggs with a fork in order to improve the adhesion then dab the surfaces back into your melted chocolate and quickly bring the pieces together, hold these pieces with some little pressure until the liquid chocolate set.
These pieces will now be permanently cemented together and you’ll have your solid chocolate Easter eggs. You can thereafter, finish Easter eggs by trimming off the excess chocolate and then wrapping them up, use the household aluminum foil to ensure that your chocolate Easter eggs are fresh until the big Easter day arrives. Use a ribbon or colored cellophane in order to make your eggs look attractive. You can be a good persona in the eyes of your family members when you ensure that you bake for them the best and delicious Easter eggs to celebrate with. You can also buy these yummy egg cookies from the bakery shops near you or order them online to ensure that you Easter celebrations are not compromised.