I’ve spent the day teaching my youngest daughter the art of making chocolate rabbits.
I’ve been a scavenger of German flea markets for years, and one of the things you happen upon from time to time are old chocolate moulds. After nearly twenty years in Germany, I’ve amassed quite a collection.
There are a few things you need to know about making your own chocolate forms. First… getting the chocolate into the mould is simple, if sticky. Getting the chocolate figure out of the mould, on the other hand, takes a bit of a knack. With metal moulds, it’s definitely worth greasing first with a little sunflower oil. Once you’ve added the chocolate, put the whole thing in the freezer to set until it’s really hard…. otherwise it will disintegrate when you try to get it out. Of course you will then have to eat the broken bits. (Alright… technically you could melt them again and have another go… but who does that, when there’s chocolate to be had? Huh?)
Anyway… after a hard afternoon’s work, our kitchen is now overrun with rabbits and chickens (well… they do seem to multiply…)
Oh… and for good measure there are still some hot cross buns left from the batch I made yesterday. It promises to be a good Easter!
Happy Easter everybody!