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!
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!
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:
- Pre-heat your oven to 180c and line a brownie tray with greased baking parchment paper to prevent your mixture from sticking.
- In a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter together.
- Once the chocolate and butter has melted, take off the heat and add your sugar, vanilla essence and coffee to the mixture and stir.
- Beat in the eggs and after each one is added whisk thoroughly.
- Once the brownie mixture is smooth, sieve in your plain flour then add your white chocolate chips.
- Pour the mixture into the pre-prepared baking tray and pop into the oven for 15 minutes.
- 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!
- Then return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.
- Once you’ve taken your brownies out from the oven, leave to cool completely then slice into squares.
Or like Max and I did… Played in the snow!
Then it was time to actually sit down and enjoy the brownies…
They were honestly so, so good. Rich but light, sweet yet strong… and the Creme Egg just oozes deliciousness!
Have a lovely holiday!