HOW TO USE EASTER EGG MOULDS
Melt your chocolate slowly on a LOW heat, either in the microwave in short bursts, or using the double pan method. This involves using a saucepan and a glass bowl.
Bring a small amount of water to the boil in your saucepan and then turn the heat down low. Break your chocolate into small pieces and place into a glass bowl, then put the glass bowl into the simmering water and allow to melt. PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT melt your chocolate over direct heat! This will cause it to heat too quickly and it will dry out and may even ruin your saucepan!
Once your glass bowl has enough melted chocolate, remove from the heat and gently spoon it into the egg mould. Use the back of a spoon to spread the melted chocolate over the inside of the mould. For this first stage you'll only need to cover a thin layer.
Place the mould in your fridge on some greaseproof paper upside down for about 5 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. (By placing it upside down - i.e. open side down - this will help the chocolate to thicken around the edges, which is where you'll eventually be sticking them together. When you're ready, take the mould out of the fridge and then you'll be able to add some more melted chocolate onto the inside of the mould to make it thicker.
Repeat this as many times as you like until the shell is as thick as you want it to be.
If you only have one half egg mould, then you'll have to make 2 separate halves first before placing them together. However, if you have two moulds then you can do these both at once and then you'll be ready for the next stage:
STICKING THE TWO HALVES OF THE EASTER EGG TOGETHER.
The easiest way to do this is to prepare a baking tray by preheating it in an oven. When it has warmed up all you have to do is take the two chocolate halves which you have taken out of the moulds and rub them face down on the warm tray. This will melt the chocolate slightly and you'll be able to press them together where the chocolate has melted which will stick them together.
Once they've stuck together you can use a kitchen knife to tidy the edges up.
(SIDE NOTE)!: Of course if you want to make solid chocolate eggs then all you need to do is fill the half eggs to the top and stick them together with a bit of melted chocolate! This is the easy way to do it, but you won't get hollow eggs so you won't be able to put in any treats inside the egg!
I can't get the eggs out of the mould.
This will happen if your chocolate hasn't set hard enough. I left my chocolate eggs in the fridge overnight, and the next morning they popped out really easily!
I WANT TO MAKE MY OWN EASTER EGGS! SHOW ME YOUR MOULDS!
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