Well, well, well…..what a funked up Easter 2020 has given us ! The Archbishop of Canterbury held his Easter service from his kitchen via web cam, Parks and beauty spots were like ghost towns and the weather was beyond nice. However, what didn’t change was the fact that somehow my house was hit by a tsunami of chocolate eggs and my kids are not huge choccy fans ( Yes, they are bloody weirdos !) and this happens every year.
Fortunately both my step son Ioan and myself can down a whole easter egg quicker than a vodka shot, but we have only dented the stash and have not even come close to clearing it. Honestly, i am not feeling good, i think I have the chocolate shakes, so I have decided that the chocolate has to to do one and disappear. Even my neighbours have confirmed that I’m starting to look like Augustas Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate factory !
So to help the egg stash vanish, I have decided to be a bit savvy and freeze half of the chocolate and cook with the other half. Chocolate is fab to freeze as it can prolong it for 50%, so you can pop it in the freezer for up to 16 months. Just pop it into a freezer bag, tie it up and use it as you need it.
There are some fab recipes for slow cooker fudge, various cakes and sweet treats knocking about Facebook and other blogs atm, so pop them into your library and save for some treat days.
Here are some amazingly delicious recipes which i have previously published that would work well with the frozen chocolate.
I hope this has given you some ideas and please feel free to share if you know of other people fighting the same chocolate war as my household.
Take care and stay safe !