So, Easter is fast approaching and I decided today was time for a little Easter inspired baking. I had seen the recipe for these Cadbury Creme Egg brownies on Facebook (you can find the recipe here on the Cadbury Creme Egg Facebook page and decided to give them a go (much to my husband’s delight!)
You will need:
185g unsalted butter
185g dark chocolate
85g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
3 large eggs (I used medium and it still turned out fine)
275g golden caster sugar
6 Cadbury’s Creme eggs (halved)
The method is as follows…
1) Preheat the over to 160C and grease a 20cm square baking tin (I used a rectangular one and it was absolutely fine).
2) Melt the butter and chocolate together (either in a microwave or in a bowl over simmering water).
3) Break the eggs into a large bowl and add the sugar. Using an electric whisk on the highest setting (you will be there forever doing it by hand!), whisk the eggs and sugar together until they are thick and creamy. It can take 3-8 minutes and should have doubled in size by the time it’s ready.
4) Pour the cooled chocolate and butter mixture over the eggy mouse and gently fold together until it looks like this…
5) Sieve the cocoa and flour into the eggy chocolate mixture and gently fold in.
6) Pour into a lined baking tin and cook for 15 minutes.
7) While the mixture is cooking cut your Cadbury’s Creme Eggs in half (This can be tricky! I read somewhere that freezing them helped which I did do and I think made a difference. Luckily my husband proved a dab hand at halving them!)
8) After the brownie mixture has been in the oven for 15 minutes remove it from the oven and gently press the Cadbury’s Creme Egg halves into the mix, spacing them apart evenly.
9) Return to the over for a further 5-10 minutes until a cocktail stick comes out clean.
10) Leave to cool before removing from the tin and cutting into slices.
11) Enjoy! (With the drink of your choice…)
They have gone down very well here!