Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tasty Tuesday



            My Irish meal was a big success and might tasty too! I recently learned that I'm 1/4 Irish, so I went all out in that St. Patrick's Day meal and I think it will become a annual tradition! Now, onto Easter, just 12 days away! Today, I'm sharing my annual homemade Cadbury cream egg recipe. There is some work involved but worth it and what a special treat/gift. Enjoy!

Cadbury Cream Eggs Recipe

1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
4 drops yellow food coloring
2 drops red food coloring
1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips
2 teaspoons vegetable shortening

Combine the corn syrup, butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl.
Beat well with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add powdered sugar, a little bit at at time and mix by hand after each addition.
Mix until creamy.
Remove about 1/3 of the sugar mixture and place in a small bowl.
Add the food coloring and mix well.
Cover both mixtures and chill for at least 2 hours or until firm.

When mixtures are still firm roll a small, marble size from the orange filling.
Wrap a small amount of the white filling around the orange.
Form into the shape of eggs and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Repeat until done and chill for at least 4 hours.
You want them"set.

Combine the chocolate chips and shortening in a double broiler or ceramic bowl.
Melt down and mix well.
Take each egg filling and dip into the melted chocolate mixture and return to baking sheet.
Repeat and chill again for 2 hours.
Repeat the dipping process, chill again and your good to go!
Makes 16-24 eggs.

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