Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter

Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter We love baking here as you all know, and we recently asked to take part in the Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter.  How could Monkey and I resist?!  We were sent some great new gadgets to help us with our task, and off we went!

Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter

Our Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter was going to be so easy, thanks to my new GEO Electronic Kitchen Scale, Salter Contour Electronic Timer and the pair of Heston Blumenthal Precision Multipurpose Spatulas.

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To make the Chocolate Easter Nests we needed:

Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter

 

225g of plain chocolate, broken into pieces
2 tbsp golden syrup
50g butter
75g Cornflakes
36 mini eggs

You will also need 12 cupcake cases to line a fairy cake tin.

 

Once we weighed out our ingredients, we melted the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water.  We also made sure that the base of the bowl wasn’t touching the water.

Once the mixture started to melt I used the silicon spatula to stir the ingredients together. When it was all melted together I removed the bowl from the heat and folded in the cornflakes.  It did take me a bit of time to get used to the shape of the spatula handle, but they worked really well.

Then for the fun part – Monkey put some of the mixture in each cupcake case and added some mini eggs.  Yes, he could have made them look more like nests, but he was in his element.  Having fun, was the important part.

We then set our timer for 60 minutes and put the tray of goodies in the fridge to set.

Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter

Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter

After an hour, there was only one thing to do …… Enjoy!  They really did taste good.

Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter

We had great fun with the Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter.  Monkey got to make some great Easter goodies and I got to use some great new kitchen gadgets.

I really like my new scales, the illuminated display is very easy to read.  The stainless steel is actually fingerprint proof – a bonus with a 4 year old Monkey assistant chef! There’s an option to measure liquids in millilitres or fluid ounces as well as weights in grammes and ounces.  The unit comes complete with 3 x AAA batteries and is available from John Lewis for £35.00.

The Heston Blumenthal silicon spatulas are a really unusual shape and are double ended, they really do work well.  They are currently on special offer over on Amazon for £13.99 as you can see below.

I used to have a wind up kitchen timer, it was rubbish!  It didn’t always work, so I started to rely on the timer on my phone.  Now I have my new Salter Electronic Timer, life is much easier.  It has a built it stand, but it also has 4 magnets on the back so you could stick it to your fridge.  I’ve used this timer over and over again since it arrived.  I can hear it well and the display is large, so great for an oldie with bad eye sight!!

disclaimer:  we were sent the items mentioned for free to complete the challenge.

 

About over40andamumtoone

I’m a first time, full time Mum in my 40′s. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. We’ve had a busy 3 years so far, but now as Monkey has started pre-school I’ve decided to start a blog about our journey and experiences from here on in. We also have a kitten called Brewster who will be making appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari F1 fan, so am sure that will slip in to the blog too. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.
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13 Responses to Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge with Salter

  1. I love the look of those scales very smart.
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  2. LauraCYMFT says:

    Yummy! I love making these at Easter time!
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  3. spicers1976 says:

    yummy, we’ve been making them with shredded wheat
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  4. We have salter kitchen scales – and they’ve been so reliable! Your cakes look great! x
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  5. Eileen Teo says:

    Look great gadget!

  6. Fiona Martin says:

    Mmmm, chocolate nests are always a fun thing to make at Easter. Those scales look rather good too!
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  7. Mummy of Two says:

    They look yummy! I’m rubbish at making Easter nests!

    Love the look of those Spatulas.
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