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Easter Brownies

These crackle top, glossy brownies have a fudge filled center and seasonal cream eggs on the top to add the festive cheer of easter. A simple recipe that is easy to make and a very delicious dessert.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Course Bars, Cake, Dessert, Finger food, High Tea, Sweet tooth, tea time
Cuisine American
Servings 9 Large squares

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Electric beater
  • Rubber spatula
  • Sauce pot
  • 8x8 inch tin
  • Baking paper
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 170 gm Butter
  • 100 gm Dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 100 gm Castor sugar
  • 80 gm Brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 145 gm Flour
  • 50 gm Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 5-6 Cream eggs

Instructions
 

  • Slice your cream eggs into half and place them in the freezer until needed. Preheat the oven to 180℃, line an 8x8 inch tin by brushing some oil and using baking paper.
  • In a sauce pot we start by browning the butter. This will take 5 -8 mins on medium heat, we want a dark brown color. Take it off the heat add the chocolate in the sauce pot and let it sit for a couple of mins, then stir together until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the eggs, sugars and vanilla - beat until pale and tripled in volume, should take around 5 mins on high speed. Drizzle in the cooled butter and chocolate mixture while beating continuously, this will help ensure you don’t get scrambled eggs.
  • Sift the flour and cocoa powder over the egg mixture and using a rubber spatula fold the ingredients together until combined. If you were adding nuts now is the time to do so. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and place frozen cream eggs on top.
  • Bake for 22-25 mins until the top is risen, shiny and glossy. The edges should be firm but the center will still have a little softness to it. There is no toothpick test for this recipe as we are meant to under bake it - this ensures the fudge texture. sprinkle the top with salt. Make sure this cools down for a couple of hours before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • Beat the eggs and sugars well this ensures a crackle top once baked.
  • Let the butter brown well as this adds heaps of flavor into the brownie later.
  • Do not over work the batter and gently fold the ingredients together to ensure all that air is not lost.
  • If you don’t freeze the cream eggs they could melt into the brownie while baking.
  • Use any chocolate candy you like but freeze them ahead of baking - this ensure they hold their shape and texture.
  • Do not over bake the brownie, it will firm up as it cools down.
  • Let the brownies cool completely or else they will run out while slicing.