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Salter Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge

Recently we were asked to take part in the Salter Chocolate Easter Nest challenge. We were sent 3 Salter products to help us - Salter GEO Electronic Scale, Heston Blumenthal Precision Multipurpose Spatulas by Salter and a Salter Contour Electronic Timer.
Ingredients:
Firstly we weighed out the required ingredients using the Salter GEO Electronic Scale. 
  •  225g/8oz plain chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 75g/3oz cornflakes - you can change these for other cereals (we used rice crispies)
  • 36 mini chocolate eggs
Method:
  • Line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with paper cases 
  • Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water.
  • Stir the mixture until smooth with a Heston Blumenthal Precision Multipurpose Spatulas by Salter. As they are made from Silicon so they won’t crush the cereals. They are also able to withstand heat up to 240c so they won't melt when exposed to heat.
  • Remove the bowl from the heat and gently stir in the cereals until they are all coated in the chocolate. Use a Heston Blumenthal Precision  Multipurpose Spatula for this.
  • Divide the mixture between the paper cases and press  2 or 3 chocolate eggs into the centre of each nest.
  • Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until completely set. We timed this using the Salter Contour  Electronic Timer to ensure they were properly set.
  • Enjoy!
As you can see from this picture of James below they were very tasty (he even licked out the bowl too)
Here is a little bit about the three products we were sent in order to complete the  Chocolate Easter Nest Challenge:

Heston Blumenthal Precision- Multipurpose Spatulas, £17.99 from Amazon
A pair of spatulas, which will enable you to mix, fold, flip and scrape with ease.
  • Unique dual ended spatulas for more versatile usage
    • Soft flexible end for use when baking
    • Ridged end for cooking & flipping
  • One piece silicone moulding: no food traps
  • Dual gloss/texture finish
  • High heat proof to 250°C (460°F)
  • Suitable for non-stick cookware
  • Dishwasher-safe
Electronic Contour Timer, £8.99 from Amazon
  • Count up and countdown 
  • Memory function 
  • Loud beeper sound 
  • Large start/stop button 
  • Magnetic or self-standing 
  • Display size: 6.4 x 4.0cm
GEO Electronic Scale, £35 from John Lewis
  • Easy to read animated backlit display 
  • Brushed stainless steel platform - hygienic and easy to clean 
  • Fingerprint proof stainless steel helps prevent marks 
  • Touch sensitive buttons 
  • Aquatronic function for measuring liquids in ml or fl.oz. 
  • Add & Weigh - allows for measurement of multiple ingredients in the same bowl 
  • Switch between metric and imperial


*I did not receive a financial payment for writing this review. However, I was sent some of the mentioned  products for the purpose of this post, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this piece are my own*