Dragon egg nests – A spring recipe.
Whilst I’m no expert, I’m pretty sure that dragons must follow the crowd and lay their eggs in the springtime. Having made more variations on chocolate nests than I can contemplate; shredded wheat, All bran (!), cornflake, rice krispie, rocky road, melted chocolate, cocoa and syrup and filled with foiled eggs, mini eggs, jelly beans or peeps. The time had come, or so I thought, to grow up a little and start to make individual simnel cakes.
Then I spotted the golden eggs in the shops and they made me wonder what creature could have laid them. Dragons, only dragons or perhaps a phoenix could lay a golden egg. Then I started to wonder what a dragon’s nest would look like. I have a mind that wanders, what can I say! Probably brightly coloured and possibly a little sparkly? So I set out to make a new variation of the classic chocolate Easter or Spring nest. Dragon’s nests are a great way to use up the odds and ends in those jars of sprinkles that lurk in the cupboard.
Dragon’s nest rice krispie cakes – makes 12
1 tbsp golden syrup
100g rice krispies
odds and ends of sprinkles (about 3 dsp) plus a few to scatter over the finished nests
2 bags of golden eggs (or foil wrapped eggs if you can’t source these)
muffin cases in a deep muffin tin
- Melt the butter together with the golden syrup in a large pan over a very low heat.
- Tip in the marshmallows and melt into the syrup mixture stirring frequently.
- Pour in the rice krispies with the sprinkles and mix well until the rice krispies are completely coated.
- Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 muffin cases. Use a wet teaspoon to create a dimple in the middle of the nest to receive the eggs.
- Top each nest with three eggs and a scattering of more sprinkles or glitter.
- Dragon’s nest make perfect food for unicorns!