Monday, 14 April 2014

Easter Baking: Creme Egg Brownies


Hi guys. With it being Easter this week, I decided to attempt making a very exciting Easter themed treat - Creme Egg Brownies! For those of you who do not live in the UK, Creme Eggs are made by Cadburys and are sold in England around Easter each year. These yummy milk chocolate eggs are filled with sweet yellow and white fondant icing inside to emulate the look of a real egg. This recipe has been circulating on the Internet for quite a while now and I thought that I would give it a go. The outcome was amazing, plus the recipe is pretty simple, so I thought that I would share it with you all so that you can attempt it yourselves over Easter. Let's begin!

The ingredients you will need are:

185g of unsalted butter
185g of dark chocolate
85g of plain flour
40g of cocoa powder
3 large eggs
275g of golden caster sugar
6 Cadbury's Creme Eggs (cut into halves)Before starting, make sure that you have all of your ingredients and equipment on hand and lightly grease the tin you are going to cook the brownies in with butter or by using parchment/grease proof paper. Also, refrigerate your Creme Eggs as this will make them easier to cut into halves later on. Then, preheat your oven to 160°C. 

Step 1
Melt the dark chocolate and butter together using either the microwave or in a bowl over boiling water, whichever method you prefer. Set aside to cool.


Step 2
Break the three large eggs into a bowl and add the 275g of golden caster sugar. Mix the ingredients with an electric whisk on a high speed for 3-8 minutes. The end result should look thick, creamy and pale in colour. It should have also doubled in volume.


Step 3
Make sure that your chocolate and butter mixture is relatively cool and pour it into the bowl containing the eggs and sugar. Gently fold the chocolate in until everything is combined.


Step 4 
Sieve in 85g of plain flour and 40g of cocoa powder into the mixture. Gently fold in the flour and cocoa until it is fully incorporated into the mixture. Pour the finished mixture into your greased/lined baking tin. Make sure that it is spread out evenly to get a better and more attractive result. Cook for 15 minutes.


Step 5
Whilst the brownies are cooking, take your Creme Eggs out of the fridge and cut them into halves using a sharp knife. Be extremely careful as this is very tricky and accidents can happen (I cut myself with the knife as it slipped off an egg!) After the 15 minutes are up, remove the brownies from the oven and gently press the egg halve into the mixture. Cook for a further 5 to 10 minutes or until a skewer or knife inserted into the brownie mix comes out clean.


Step 6
Cut the brownies into squares whilst they are still hot and in the tin, as it is much easier, and then leave them to cool.


And viola, that is how you make these delicious and decadent Creme Egg Brownies! Have you ever tried this recipe before? What are your favourite Easter treats? I hope that you enjoyed this post and please let me know if you give this recipe a go yourself, I would love to see the outcomes. I hope you all have a great Easter weekend! 

8 comments:

  1. These actually look amazing! I bet they tasted so good :)
    Bea x

    Bea's Beauty Blog

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    1. They were so yummy and very straight forward to make too :) thank you for reading Brittany! x

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  2. Oh my gosh, I think I just died and went to heaven - just wow! They look so amazing, and I bet they were heavenly to demolish too :D xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. They were so amazing Gemma, you should definitely give them a go :) thank you for reading! xx

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  3. oh my god. I'm dribbling just looking at these photos, what an absolute dreamy combination there... Think you've just done me some serious damage to the waistline! Amazing!

    elisse x

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    1. They are definitely worth the calories haha! Let me know if you give them a go Elisse :) x

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  4. omg, these look so delicious and my stomach just grumbled... I need to try to make this sometime!

    Yet Another Makeup Blog.

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    1. Haha, they are amazing Yige. You should definitely make them asap! x

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