Chocolate is still the religion Harcourt-Cooze, now 50, follows, so an Easter egg ought to be the most appropriate of products for him – but he doesn't make them commercially, just for friends and family, who drop round to the workshop and help make their own. "My kids make eggs, my friends make them for their partners – it's a symbolic friendship thing."
Below, he provides a recipe for a special egg he's created for The New Review – one he says "reflects what I'd do for myself". The egg is plain but sprinkled with gold. "If you over-decorate it, you detract from the desire to eat it – the egg becomes a work of art instead," he explains.
It is clear that for Harcourt-Cooze, the chocolatier who wants to convince the whole world to worship lovingly made, high-quality chocolate, there could be nothing worse than an untasted Willie's Cacao Easter egg.
Click here for the recipe: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/how-to-make-your-own-easter-egg-10135800.html