Make your own egg-cellent Easter treats

Vasnessa Scott of Strattons Hotel in Swaffham, making chocolate eggs for easter. Picture: Matthew Us

Vasnessa Scott of Strattons Hotel in Swaffham, making chocolate eggs for easter. Picture: Matthew Usher.

We all love a chocolate egg at Easter and while your local shop will have a wide selection it is a chance for all of us with a sweet tooth to get creative.

Vasnessa Scott of Strattons Hotel in Swaffham, making chocolate eggs for easter. Picture: Matthew Us

Vasnessa Scott of Strattons Hotel in Swaffham, making chocolate eggs for easter. Picture: Matthew Usher.

So rather than fork out for your eggs, the EDP enlisted columnist and hotelier Vanessa Scott, and her head chef Julia Hetherton, to show us how to make your own.

Mrs Scott, owner of Stratton's Hotel in Swaffham, said: 'I think everyone likes chocolate and a lot of people give up chocolate or sweet things for Lent so it is nice to have a bit of a treat come Easter.

'It makes it even more special if you make it yourself rather than buy an egg from the supermarket.

'In eastern European cultures they do nice decorations of eggs and it is something for the children to do.'

Eggs have been linked to Easter for centuries often as a treat after the fasting of Lent.

Historically theywould have been used up ahead of Lenten fasting and would have been banned in some countries, along with meat.

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