Salty & Tweet Nest

Salty&TweetNestMy Salty & Tweet Nest was created especially for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. Much like a giant extra indulgent version of the little chocolate nests I used to make as a child the addition of salty pretzel sticks makes it much more salty and sweet. A real tweet treat for the Big Garden Birdwatch, Easter – or any other time of year. To make the nest an interactive feature, place at the centre of any occasion and fill with chocolate eggs and edible sticks. For the Big Garden Bird Watch I encouraged people to place an egg or stick in the nest every time a bird was counted. Equally for an Easter egg hunt – every discovered egg can be brought back to the nest, and then everyone can dive in! As well as using plain foil-wrapped eggs, I sometimes unwrap larger, branded chocolate eggs and re-cover them with coloured foil. The recipe is one from the Tiffin chapter in Quinntessential Baking and can also be found here on the RSPB website. If you do re-create it I would love to see, whether by tagging me on Instagram or ‘tweeting’ your Salty & Tweet Nests to me on Twitter