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Happy Easter!

Chocolate egg shells filled with chantilly cream on eatlivetravelwrite.comWhen I travel in France, one of the souvenirs I unfailingly haul home is cooking magazines. I don’t buy or subscribe to that many these days but I love to see what’s happening on the French culinary scene.  On my recent trip, as soon as I saw this feature in Marmiton showing how to make egg shells out of chocolate using balloons, then filling them with Chantilly cream and topping them with a little curd, I KNEW I had to give it a go!

I started out melting a little chocolate and dipping in some clean balloons once it had cooled…

Making chocolate egg shells with balloons on eatlivetravelwrite.comI let that set for a couple of hours in the fridge then removed the balloons – carefully!

Chocolate egg shells on eatlivetravelwrite.comThen I filled each shell with a little Chantilly cream and topped each with a touch of lemon curd (I added some food colouring to get the deep yellow I wanted)…

Chocolate egg shells with fake cream eggs on eatlivetravelwrite.comThese were SO easy and (I think!) looked SO good! the possibilities for filling them are pretty endless – I’m thinking white chocolate mousse or even a white chocolate coeur à la crèmeThen any form of citrus-y curd would work – lemon, orange or even passion fruit.

Cream eggs in chocolate egg shells on eatlivetravelwrite.comHappy Easter!

For step-by-step pictures of this recipe (in French but it’s pretty self-explanatory), check out Marmiton!

 

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13 Responses to Happy Easter!

  1. Helen Nicole March 27, 2016 at 06:12 #

    Easter is coming, so I like the dish associated with eggs or chocolate. thank you for sharing. I will try to do this dish.

    • Mardi Michels March 27, 2016 at 14:28 #

      It’s so easy with pretty great results! Enjoy!

  2. Amanda March 27, 2016 at 08:20 #

    With white chocolate coeur a la creme for me please!
    p.s. Loved the hippo chocs!

    • Mardi Michels March 27, 2016 at 14:28 #

      See I KNEW you would think that was a good idea! Glad you enjoyed the Gloria hippos 😉

  3. tucsonbabe March 27, 2016 at 11:48 #

    Joyeuse Paques to you too. Those eggs look divine. They are a work of art. No doubt, they taste as good as they look.
    The photos of Nerac and Paris were wonderful also.

    • Mardi Michels March 27, 2016 at 14:28 #

      Thanks so much 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the Easter weekend as well!

  4. Bill Facker March 27, 2016 at 18:04 #

    Aloha Mardi, I believe it worth noting your dish is far more tantalizing than that depicted in Marmiton .. your patience and attention to detail are clearly obvious.

    Mahalo et Merci for continuing to share with us .. though I don’t frequently comment, I do enjoy your blog on a regular basis.

    Bill Facker
    http://www.kauai-to-paris.com

    • Mardi Michels March 28, 2016 at 07:32 #

      Thank you so much Bill and for your continued and loyal readership!

  5. Geoff March 27, 2016 at 20:29 #

    Had me flummoxed for a moment… I thought, an egg in a chocolate container. Never.
    Nicely done, Mardi.

    • Mardi Michels March 28, 2016 at 07:32 #

      Oh I have plans for making these look even more “egg-like” next year!

  6. Cakelaw March 28, 2016 at 02:53 #

    These look great – so effective.

  7. Paula March 29, 2016 at 11:07 #

    These look wonderful!

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