Creme Egg Chocolate Brownies

Good Evening everyone,

As we’re celebrating all things fertility and mum related (in Paganism, we call it Oestra, and it’s sort of a cross between mother’s day and this Easter thing that everyone seems to be going on about) I made some brownies with Creme Eggs.  A friend suggested I give these a go, and they turned out SO messy, but so good.

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They were really delicious, even though the sugar fondant hardened a touch too much after they cooled, they went down a treat.  I guess I should share the recipe, just in case you fancy giving yourself diabetes, or you want your friends to like you more.

Ingredients

200g Dark Chocolate
175g Unsalted Butter
325g Caster Sugar
130g Plain Flour
3 Eggs
3 Cadbury Creme Eggs

Method

1. Break the chocolate into squared and place in a bowl with the butter.  The original recipe stated to melt these together over a bain marie, but I do it in the microwave.  Also, I use really cheap chocolate.  I used super good, expensive stuff once and I honestly couldn’t tell the difference.

2.  Stir in the sugar, then the flour, and finally the eggs, one by one, until you have a gloopy chocolatey mess.

3.  Pour this into a greased tin- I use a rectangular loose bottomed quiche tin, but I’m pretty sure you could use anything.

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4. Cut Attempt to cut the creme eggs in half, and good luck to you.  I tried the hot knife trick, but it was still pretty messy.  Place the Creme Eggs into the batter (which should be pretty firm).

5.  Bake in the oven at 170C for 25 to 30 minutes.  Take it out when it’s still a bit wobbly but crispy on top.  It’s important that it’s not overcooked to keep the gooieness of the brownies.

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Once they’re nice and cool, you can turn them out and cut them up.  I cut them into 12, which was a bit dumb as it meant I had to cut through a baked Creme Egg.  Scarf them all up (or, if you’re nice, share ’em).

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In other news, the fantastic Rarely Wears Lipstick awards, were on Friday.  I had a fantastic night and met more brilliant people.  I was delighted to be nominated and really enjoyed the ceremony.  The winner in my category was the awesome Jess Hawke, a designer/maths nerd.  Check her out!

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