My chap Paul is from England and he gets as excited as a primary schoolboy over the holidays. Anytime you get him talking about family traditions, holiday jumpers or Cadbury chocolates, his whole face lights up. He fancies the holidays like they're the dog's bollocks. It's really quite charming.
My childhood had its fair share of Easter baskets filled with squishy Peeps, Robin's Eggs and Giant Chocolate Bunnies. However, my favorite thing about Easter was the Easter egg hunt put on by family friends every year. It was a big deal. Whoever found the silver and gold eggs won some big shiny, prize. I never found them. I was a painfully shy and timid kid, so I generally just went home with a basketful of crudely dyed, overdone, hardboiled eggs.
Since becoming an adult, Easter itself isn't a big holiday for me. However, with Easter comes Cadbury Eggs and I allow myself to enjoy one sinfully sweet Cadbury Creme Egg each year. It gets messy.
This year, Paul motivated me to get off my bum and get into the spirit by trying a new Easter recipe. He came over to my place and taught me how to make a cheeky sweet recipe from over the pond that really takes the biscuit. Chocolate Birds' Nests are a simple recipe that are a doddle to make and come out as cute as the dickens.
Melted dark, milk or white chocolate takes a little roll in the hay with shredded wheat and gets shaped into twee little birds nests topped with a trio of Mini Cadbury Eggs. These dishy little buggers are smashingly festive and as scrummy as clotted cream.
I had a bloody good time getting sloshed on wine and learning to make these Chocolate Birds' Nests that make Paul so chuffed with joy. I have a feeling that he's already a bit cheesed off over my gobby misuse of British slang and beastly cockney accent. I apolgise for being such a wanker, Paul. Maybe I can butter you up with a fresh batch of Hot Cross Buns. 😀
Share these Dark and White Chocolate Birds' Nests with your favorite Peeps and have a jolly good Easter, chaps. Again, sorry Paul.Print