earlier this week my man came home waving a picture he saw on facebook under my nose, his eyes all crazed with excitement and greed: ‘can you make these? tell me you can make these. i must have them’. the picture in question was cadbury creme egg brownies.
cadbury creme eggs are a bit of a marmite treat – some people count down the days until they appear in stores ahead of easter, others are disgusted by them.
i tend to sit on the fence – i quite like them, but they tend to hurt my teeth. baked into brownies though, i was totally won over. the fudgey, gooey brownie batter absorbs the cloyingly sweet, sugariness and it all melts together into decadent, chocolatey, creamy nirvana.
this recipe doesn’t yield near as much as my usual brownie batter, but you really don’t need many of these guys to be satisfied. they pack a punch.
- 3/4 cup plain flour
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 sugar
- 1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 melted butter
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp vanilla paste
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 cadbury creme eggs
pre-heat oven to 175c and grease and line a baking pan.
sift together the cocoa powder, flour and salt in a bowl. in a freestanding mixer, combine the sugars, butter, eggs and vanilla paste. slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. fold in the chocolate chips.
pour the batter into the baking pan and bake in the oven for 25 mins.
while the brownies are in the oven, take a sharp knife and cut the cadbury creme eggs in half. after trial and error, i can tell you that there is no fool-proof way to do it. my advice? buy extra creme eggs. you’ll eventually end up with six nice, neat halves. the rest can be eaten as a chef’s snack. wouldn’t want to be wasteful now, would we?
take the brownies out of the oven and gently press the egg halves into the batter. throw the baking pan into the oven for another 10 mins, until the creme egg insides are all melted, and running all over the place.
gobble these scrumptious monsters up while they’re fresh and cadbury creme egg centres are still molton and gooey. they will harden up after a while.