Lorraine making a chocolate version with a Creme Egg, I could not get the idea out of my head. Finally a chance to eat Scotch eggs, albeit with chocolate.
grubs. However I knew it would be sweeter because they have condensed milk. I decided to use a salted caramel and vanilla Tim Tam instead of the usual Marie Biscuits. In future I might use regular chocolate Tim Tams. I think the vanilla was not my cuppa tea. Instead I tried to reduce the sweetness of the "meat" by adding more cocoa and some salt.
I used Marie Biscuits for the "breadcrumb coating". But I think they were ground too finely in the blender and were more of a powder than a crunchy coating like Lorraine's. And that powder got all over the kitchen. I try to contain my mess when cooking but when I have help from my 8 year old, it does tend to spread. It didn't help that I put the crumbs in a small bowl. I think 10 biscuits was too much.
I am sending these to Choclette for We Should Cocoa.
For more Easter ideas, go to my Easter Recipes round up.
Easter scotch eggs
By Green Gourmet Giraffe
6 Creme Eggs
5 to 6 Marie biscuits, coarsely ground
200g packet Tim Tams
1/2 x 400g tin of condensed milk
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
4 heaped dessertspoons of cocoa
1/8 tsp fine salt
Unwrap Creme Eggs and blend Marie biscuits to coarse crumbs. Put the biscuit crumbs in a shallow bowl. Whiz up Tim Tams in blender til crumbs. A bit of texture is good. Mix with condensed milk, coconut, cocoa and salt. Divide the mixture into six parts and press one sixth around one Creme Egg with your hands and shape into egg shapes. Roll in Marie biscuit crumbs. Eat in small amounts.
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Saturday, 15 April 2017
Chocolate scotch eggs for Easter
Posted by Johanna GGG at 08:57
Labels: blog events, chocolate, novelty cakes
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Johanna, I can imagine coming to the same conclusion as you - chocolate Scotch eggs are a very amusing idea but possibly too sugary for my tastes! Glad they were a fun activity to share with S.ReplyDelete
These look so much fun Johanna. I know you havd a bit of a mare making them with crumbs getting everywhere and the likes, but it certainly sounds as though Sylvia had a good time and they rally do look like sucg a treat. Here in the UK our local supermarket was open on Good Friday, but oh my goodness it was busy!ReplyDelete
They look amazing. I did a double take when I read the title. I've never seen a sweet scotch egg before. So cool, although they do sound very sweet!ReplyDelete
Your "Scotch" eggs look great! I like creme eggs, but only in moderation, so I understand your comment about sweet on sweet.ReplyDelete
Johanna, haha your like me with a recipe idea and so pleased you made these Sweet Chocolate Scotch Egg. I like it, but i won't be bookmarking this one. Ihave to confess its way too much chocolate for me, you say it right sweet on sweet and overwhelming - yet very clever.ReplyDelete
Wow! What a fun concept and incredible Easter treat. I am fascinated by these but also a little daunted by the likely sweetness :PReplyDelete
Oh wow! These are very cool Johanna. I imagine they would be a bit sweet, but I tend to have more of a sweet tooth myself around the holidays ;) Despite the mishaps, I'm glad you and Sylvia had fun together in the kitchen.ReplyDelete
Love the look of these Johanna, but I think they would be too sweet for me too..... Looks like lots of fun making them though xxReplyDelete
These look fabulous Johanna and with all the constraints you had around making them, I'm very impressed. I know what you mean about the eggs being too sweet, but they are rather fun. I bet Sylvia enjoyed them.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with We Should Cocoa.