In Poland our celebrations of Easter involves ordinary eggs, this is the main reason why it was such a huge shock for me to get used to chocolate eggs being everywhere at this time of the year.
Don’t get me wrong I love chocolate but sometimes too much is simply just too much.
So, if you like me, think that chocolate eggs aren’t necessarily the best idea I have an alternative for you – rainbow jelly Easter eggs.
The creation process is long and quite strict so you really will have to be on the ball if you decided to make them.
Start your preparation by acquiring some plastic “two part” eggs – like the ones you would find in a kinder surprise sweet, just a bit bigger than that; they are widely accessible this time of the year (you can buy a set of 12 from an eBay UK seller for around £5 delivered). Once you have your plastic eggs, you will need a syringe and:
- A few packs of jelly; in different colours
- Some natural yogurt
- Some vanilla sugar
- Pinch chia seeds (optional)
- Sachet of gelatine
Drill a small hole in to the top of each plastic egg. The hole has to be big enough for your syringe to get inside the egg mould.
Wash all the parts of plastic eggs in hot water and wipe them dry with some kitchen towel.
Lightly grease or spray the inside of each egg mould with some cooking oil.
With a black marker make some lines on the side of your eggs or make some notes of how many ml’s of jelly goes into each layer.
We also discovered that some judicial application of masking tape was required around where the two halves come together of the mould as we experienced some slight leakage.
Mix the first colour of jelly (we used only 1/3 of the water when comparing to the advised amount on the packet; I wanted my jelly to set quicker and be firmer) and fill the eggs with the amount you want.
Pop to the fridge and allow it to set for about 30 minutes.
Now, this next part might be a bit of trial and error as your jelly might be setting at a different time span than my ones did. To be totally honest I wasn’t even sure if my egg scheme would work out so I didn’t make any real notes… The first attempt didn’t work out very well at all; we tried to make it using real egg shells… as it turned out this was a mistake… imho plastic eggs are the only way to go.
When your first colour is almost set but still a bit wobbly it is time to add a white stripe.
Fill each egg up to your second mark with your white coloured filling and again pop them all back in to the fridge for 30 minutes.
Continue until you run out of colours, space in your egg or have simply lost the will to go any further…
After the whole egg is filled pop it back to the fridge for a longer chill out session. We left ours overnight just to be sure all is well set.
Unscrew your eggs and admire your work!