Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Chocolate Nest

It's Easter !  An excellent  tradition in our Northern Italan family is a chocolate dessert, also perfect in Tuscany

Nido Pasquale al Cioccolato
200 gr. white flour
150 gr sugar
100 g butter, softened
2 eggs
150 ml milk
1 teaspoon baking vanilla
grated zest of lemon
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch of salt
chocolate chips
apricot jam
small chocolate  eggs

Mix sugar, butter, add all the other ingredients. Pour into a mold donut. Bake at 180 ° C for 40 minutes.
Let  it cool. Cover with a thin layer of jam and then let stick coarsely grated  chocolate and  chocolate chips. Garnish with small chocolate eggs in the middle.

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