Short dough ngredients:
- 150 g butter
- 100 g icing sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 Tbs water
- 300 g flour
- 3 g baking powder
Cream butter with sugar:
Add flavor, water, then the yolks. Sift cocoa with flour and baking powder.
Mix to get a homogenous dough. (Add more flour if is too soft, or water if is too stiff to get the proper consistency):
Wrap in plastic wrap, shape a 7,5 cm diameter log and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, to cut well-defined slices.
Cut into 0,5 cm slices:
- 350 g dark chocolate
- 500 ml cream, over 35%
- 2 Tbs instant coffee/barley coffee (orzo)
Melt cream with chocolate, add coffee, then cool. Beat until forms peaks.
- small chocolate eggs or candies
Pipe ganache to form the nest. I used a Multi-Opening Decorating Tip 233 from Wilton, the one for grass/fur.
Fill the nest with eggs.
Another way to make the nests:
- 2 cup shredded coconut
- marzipan eggs&chicks
Pipe ganache around each cookie using a large tip, then sprinkle shredded coconut.
You can also turn the cookie up-side down and press into shredded coconut to make it stick onto ganache.
Fill the nest with eggs& chicks.
Follow the pictures if you want to play with marzipan or powdered milk paste.