by Bob Bindon and Emily Hill for £8.50
23rd August 2006
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Here we are making the mother of all Easter time treats, the shredded wheat nest. The ingredients are quite simple, shredded wheat, chocolate and golden syrup.
First thing we did was to melt the chocolate, for this we used our hands to break it up and then placed it in a bowl over boiling water until it was all runny and gooey! The quantity used was 8 x 200g bars or 1.6 Kilos of chocolate, not a small portion at all!
Now, to house that beast of a nest we fashioned our own cupcake case as real ones were hugely overpriced. The simple use of greaseproof paper and sticky tape works a treat.
Whilst the chocolate was melting the next job was to break up the main ingredient the shredded wheat, again hands were used and we used 27 shredded wheat biscuits/bars/thingies, there’s 2 quid gone just like that!
Once the chocolate had all melted it was added to the shredded wheat mess which now looked like something you place in a rabbit hutch, and we stirred until all the crumbly mess was completely covered.
To make the nest not just solid chocolate and straw, nearly a whole 454g tin of golden syrup was added and stirred in, so that the mess now looked like something that comes out of a cow, and we ain’t talking milk!
Once the correct consistency was reached ie a cow pat, it was placed in the fridge to cool and let the chocolate set.
To help with the finish and to help the boredom of waiting for this to happen, being students a nap was essential followed by diagnosis murder! 3 hours later the nest was set.