Creme Egg Brownies by Eric Lanlard

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Gooey Creme Egg Brownies… And a crazy Border Collie!

This weekend I ventured home to a very wintery Wirral. The snow in Manchester has been pretty much non-existant, however back home it was clear to see the snow had simply engulfed my little town!

After pondering what to do as we were essentially snowed in, I decided to make the latest baking craze – Creme Egg Brownies – a recipe from Eric Lanlard.

Creme Egg Brownies

I love Creme Eggs. I love brownies. And I’m sure I’ve made no secret of the fact I love chocolate. So this baking idea was perfect for me!

I haven’t actually ever baked brownies so I wasn’t too sure what to expect – quite unusual for a chocolate lover, no?! However the recipe was really easy to follow and I think they turned out very well… even if I do say so myself!

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All you need to make these incredibly indulgent brownies is:

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 200g Cadbury Bournville chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons of coffee
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 2 drops of vanilla essence
  • 3 medium sized eggs
  • 100g plain flour
  • 5 teaspoons of white chocolate chips
  • 5 Cadbury Creme Eggs (and one for yourself, of course)

(My recipe is slightly tweaked from Eric’s as I tend to add/take away amounts as I bake!)

Next, simply follow these steps:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180c and line a brownie tray with greased baking parchment paper to prevent your mixture from sticking.
  2. In a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter together.
  3. Once the chocolate and butter has melted, take off the heat and add your sugar, vanilla essence and coffee to the mixture and stir.
  4. Beat in the eggs and after each one is added whisk thoroughly.
  5. Once the brownie mixture is smooth, sieve in your plain flour then add your white chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the mixture into the pre-prepared baking tray and pop into the oven for 15 minutes.
  7. After 15 mins, take out your brownies and add the halved Creme Eggs on top of the mixture – don’t worry if the top cracks a little bit!
  8. Then return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.
  9. Once you’ve taken your brownies out from the oven, leave to cool completely then slice into squares.

Creme Egg Brownies

Creme Egg BrowniesSimply enjoy with a cup of tea or big glass of milk, put your feet up and watch the snow (or rain) fall wherever you are!

Or like Max and I did… Played in the snow!

Max

Max

Border Collie

Max

Then it was time to actually sit down and enjoy the brownies…

Creme Egg Brownies

They were honestly so, so good. Rich but light, sweet yet strong… and the Creme Egg just oozes deliciousness!

Happy Easter!

Have a lovely holiday!

24th March 2013
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11 Comments

  • Reply iliketobakeandstuff

    These look so good!

    24th March 2013 at 8:39 pm
    • Reply marianna larissa

      Hello there 🙂 Thank you for your comment – they look quite good… but they taste like they are out of this world! If you decide to bake them, let me know how you get on 🙂 x

      25th March 2013 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply mydearbakes

    Very very lovely bake you have there, I like it alot! =D

    25th March 2013 at 10:17 am
    • Reply marianna larissa

      Hi mydearbakes, thank you very much for your comment – I am very happy you like the post! Stay tuned for more chocolate and baking recipes! 🙂 x

      25th March 2013 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply marianna larissa

    Haha! Stubbles you are quite the charmer… Thank you! I guess this is something else to send over as a surprise Easter package for you. But, shhh! They are a surprise! 🙂 x

    25th March 2013 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply laurasmess

    Wow… I’d never considered the idea of adding creme eggs to a brownie recipe, but yours look amazing (better than Eric Lanlard’s, definitely!). This is my first visit to your sweet and happy patch of the internet (yay for cupcakes!) and I’m happy to be your newest follower! Can’t wait to browse through your archives xx

    14th April 2013 at 11:03 pm
    • Reply marianna larissa

      Hello! Laurasmess, your comment has made me smile so much – that’s very sweet of you! Hope you enjoy the rest of my site and thank you so much for following. Stay tuned for some more bakes, I was hoping to upload a special cookie dough recipe at the weekend, however my oven was being highly temperamental! It’s now back up and running so I have lots more bakes and recipes planned. Thanks again for your comment! x

      17th April 2013 at 9:50 pm
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