If you're baking more at home these days then why not try this sweet take on a classic snack?

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The Real Food Cafe has shared this recipe for chocolate Scotch eggs, which can be made at home and enjoyed over Easter or any time you feel like a sweet treat. This recipe makes four eggs, or eight halves.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for the sponge cake
  • 50g Butter
  • 40g Margarine
  • 90g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs (beaten)
  • 60g Self-Rising Flour
  • 0.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 30g Cocoa powder
  • For the Outer Coating
  • 4 Crème Eggs
  • 60g Butter
  • 60g Icing Sugar
  • 10g Cocoa Powder
  • For Choc Shell (Use 12 Crème Eggs)
  • 200g milk chocolate buttons melted
  • Chocolate for grating for rolling the wet eggs in.

Method

Real Food Cafe chocolate Scotch eggs

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.

Then 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.

To make the covering for the Scotch eggs

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.

To make the crunchy chocolate 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 for an hour.

Cut in half using a sharp, hot knife (dipped into a jug of boiling water and then wiped dry) and serve.

scotch egg

Picture: The Real Food Cafe

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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About The Author

Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.