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24 March 2008
Chocolate Easter eggs
A few years ago my daughter wanted a cake decorating kit for Christmas, which she loves using. But, for our chocolate Easter eggs, she preferred the simpler plastic bag: because she was only writing our names on the eggs she didn't have enough icing to fill her larger contraption.
She has a steady hand and the rich blue icing is a beautiful contrast to the paraffin-laced chocolate that coats the chocolate eggs.
My mom, keeper of all holidays and traditions, made these every year, and in the days after Easter we'd all cut slices of our egg for dessert, savoring the fudge-like inside and the brittle chocolate shell.
The eggs are made in a simple plastic mold, well-buttered so the hardened eggs can be removed with ease. They're then dipped in a semi-sweet chocolate coating.