Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Let's Bake: Creme Egg Brownies!

 

The Creme Egg Brownie recipe has certainly been doing its rounds on Facebook. My newsfeed has been bombarded with the same recipe from a blog called Scarletscorchdroppers - countless images of stodgy brownies with perfect creme eggs cut up inside. I'll have you know right now that this is my idea of heaven. So I decided to hunt down these Mini Cadbury Creme Eggs and have a go at the recipe myself. Being a bit of a brownie connoisseur, I find it hard to believe that anything will beat the Chocolate Raspberry Brownies I discovered a few months back. However I am willing to give each recipe its due and give it a go.

Above are all the ingredients you need to make this recipe. You can find out all the measurements here if you wish to give this a go yourself! But please read to the end of this blog if you do as I make a shocking discovery...

 

After I measured out all the ingredients, it was on to the heat.

 

You simply pop the chocolate and butter into a pan for the first step. Melt it together on a low heat and be sure to stir constantly to stop the chocolate from burning!

 

Once it's melted, it should look something like this.

 

Next you add two eggs and the vanilla extract to the mixture before beating it in. Top tip here would be to make sure the chocolate-butter concoction has completely cooled before adding anything else or you'll end up with a scrambled egg mess. Icky!

 

Once the egg and vanilla has been combined, beat in the sugar.


Then you can proceed to sift in the flour and cocoa powder to thicken things up. By this point it looks seriously gloopy. I call this stage, heart attack.

 

Second to last, you need to pop the mixture into a greased tin. As I mentioned before, I'm a bit of a brownie addict so I have a specific brownie tray for this, but you can use any tin you have!

 

And last but not least, stud your brownies with a Creme Egg. I think it says in the recipe to cut them in half but I was greedy and put a whole one in each.

 

Proceed to the oven at 180c fan for 25-30 mins. This is the part where my mouth starts to water and I become glued to the oven door!

 

Et voila.. Brownies are done! But this is where it all goes wrong.... dun, dunnn DUNNNN!


There's no goo left in my eggs! I cut every single one open and they were all empty! It was like the goo had evaporated in the oven or cooked into the brownie. I just don't get it. Therefore I leave you with a picture of brownies looking lovely and misleading!

I don't get this as the image on the recipe website leads me to believe the brownies will be epic. Perhaps if I did this recipe again I would let the brownies cook for 20 mins and then pop the eggs into the mixture for the last 5-10 minutes so that they don't completely evaporate. Either way I thought it would be useful to share with you the humiliating disappointment of my baking experience so that if you give these a go yourself, you don't end up with the same issue :( Needless to say the chocolate brownies still tasted pretty good, so over all it was a happy tum situation.

Let me know if you've made these and how you got around the disappearing-goo situation below :)

6 comments:

  1. That's really strange, never heard of that happening before! Bet the brownies tasted lovely though!

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    1. It was epicly disappointing. Not going to lie. Think the goo just melted into the brownie but they definitely tasted yummy. Making me hungry just thinking about it! xxo

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  2. They look really yummy :). Maybe you could freeze the cream eggs before hand? maybe that would have stopped the inside disappearing? :)

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    1. I did think about that. It's certainly a possibility for next time :) xxo

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  3. I've tried 2 different recipes for creme ge brownies now and both have failed - my first ones, like yours ended up with no centre of the egg left, the next recipe I tried had a slower cooking time but they didn't work at all, so I am on the hunt for the perfect recipe!! :) http://becomingastayathomemum.com/all-about-cake-from-a-novice-baker-thethemegame/

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    1. So glad to hear i'm not the only one struggling! I reckon the bigger cream eggs opened and laid on top would work well but they're so messy :( xxo

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