Ingredients (sponge cake)
- 50g Butter
- 40g Margarine
- 90g Caster Sugar
- 2 Eggs (beaten)
- 60g Self-Rising Flour
- 0.5 tsp Baking Powder
- 30g Cocoa powder
Ingredients (outer coating)
- 4 Crème Eggs
- 60g Butter
- 60g Icing Sugar
- 10g Cocoa Powder
Ingredients (chocolate shell)
- 12 Crème Eggs
- 200g milk chocolate buttons melted
- Chocolate for grating for rolling the wet eggs in
Enjoy Easter with a Scottish twist with this yummy chocolate scotch egg recipe!
The Real Food Café in Tyndrum has created a wonderful chocolate Scotch egg recipe using everyone’s Easter favourite, the Crème Egg.
This recipe is super easy and fun for all the family.
(Makes four whole ‘scotch’ eggs or eight halves)
Make the sponge
Prepare 1 x 20cm round spring form tins by greasing and lining with silicone paper. Preheat the oven to 180 (160 for fast fan ovens) degrees.
Beat the butter, margarine and caster sugar together with an electric hand whisk until they are light and fluffy.
Beat the eggs together in a jug and then pour the beaten egg mixture into the butter and sugar mixture a little at a time, beating all the time.
The slowly add the flour, baking powder and cocoa and beat slowly until well mixed together.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tins and bake in the pre heated oven for 25-30 minutes.
Cool the chocolate sponge cake completely.
Make the scotch egg coating
When the sponge is completely cooled, put the sponge into a food processor and pulse until its chopped into crumbs.
Add the slightly softened butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder and work it into a soft kind of ‘clay’ texture. Mould the ‘clay’ mix around the Crème Eggs. There should be 120g of ‘clay’ around each egg. The eggs weigh 40g so the total should be 160g before being dipped in chocolate.
Put these into the fridge to harden off for at least 2 hours.
Make the crunchy chocolate scotch egg shell
Melt ¾ of the chocolate in the microwave or Bain Marie and dip the chilled eggs into it. Then grate the remaining chocolate and roll the wet balls in the grated chocolate. Put them back in the fridge to harden off for an hour.
Cut in half using a sharp, hot knife (dipped into a jug of boiling water and then wiped dry) and serve.
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