Friday, 29 March 2013


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How To Make Chocolate Rice Krispies Nests!

My sister, Charlotte, and I decided to make chocolate Easter nests on Tuesday! We were in the mood for baking and these delicious nests require the minimal amount of "baking" ever!

I'm clearly a professional food photographer...

I know there are many recipes out there to show you how to make these appetising little nests, but I thought I'd share how we made them! None of the measurements are exact as we just did it by eye a lot!

 Makes 24 Nests

You will need:

200g Milk Chocolate
100 g Plain Chocolate
A packet of Rice Krispies (You won't need them all!)
2 packets of Mini Eggs!

First of all, we broke up 200g of milk chocolate and 100g of plain chocolate into a glass, heat-proof bowl. Just use the supermarket's cheapest brand of chocolate as it melts a lot better than the posh, expensive stuff! Put some boiling water in a saucepan, but don't fill it completely. Then place the bowl of tasty chocolate on top of the saucepan, making sure that the chocolate doesn't actually touch the water!


Stir the chocolate until it has all melted into a delicious smooth mixture! 
(I know the following photo still has lumps of chocolate, but we did keep stirring it! It took a lot longer than I thought it would...)

We then bought the supermarket's own brand of Rice Krispies (students on a budget!) and added them into the bowl. There was no exact measuring going on here... I just kept telling Charlotte to add more if I felt it necessary. It's quite easy to tell; if there is a lot of chocolate just existing in the bowl without a job, you need to add more! Stir in the rice krispies until they're all nicely coated with the chocolatey goodness!


After this fun is done, line a cupcake tray with cupcake cases. We made 24 Easter nests out of this batch. Using a couple of teaspoons, spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and make a little well in the middle of them, to make a nest shape.

We then spoilt ourselves by buying Cadbury's Mini Eggs. Obviously, if you're on a budget, you can buy the cheaper equivalent, but these were on offer! We put two Mini Eggs in each nest, apart from some that had three. I was a bit obsessive about not having matching egg-colours in the nests!

After doing this, just leave them on the side to set, or in the fridge if you're in a rush, then tuck in! The plain chocolate makes them a little more bitter than just milk chocolate, which is a delicious addition!

All over the table... We're so smooth.

Et voilà! There you have it :) Your very own delicious Easter nests! I hope that you enjoyed making them and let me know how yours turn out!

Turns out it's also delicious crumbled over ice cream! This particular flavour was raspberry ripple :)

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Over a Month??

Hey all!

So it's been over a month since I last wrote a blog post here but I didn't think anything interesting had happened so I have nothing to report! Uni's been very stressful and my time management is horrible so I've been working my bum off on various assignments!

I did have time to record a teapigs tea review video! It's not got many views and no one's left me feedback yet so I don't know whether to keep recording them or just leave it at one video and admit defeat...

I also coloured my hair again. It's purple and pink now, which is pretty aces! The above picture is me dressed up as a Russian aristocrat for a murder mystery party I went to! I actually won by guessing the murderers correctly! The horrendous French accent on the CD was hilarious, especially as some of the people at the party were French too!!

My housemate Christine and I also celebrated the handing in of her 4th assignment in 3 weeks! We couldn't be bothered to mix the amaretto with the coke for each glassful, so the teapot got a different use! And you can't use a teapot without the teacups! We're so classy...

I also sang in a concert! It was called "Last Night of the Spring Proms" and the NTU choir sang with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. We were frequently told that it was a "once in a lifetime opportunity" and we performed a world première of Paul Carr's Ave Maria! He dedicated it to us and was apparently very moved by the performance we gave. 

I'll try to be more regular with the blog posts from now on!!