Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Deliciously tasty easter brownies.

We've all had crème egg brownies, but what happens when you add some tasty marshmallows into the mix?! These yummy easter brownies have all the soft, squishy goodness of a chocolate brownie with a generous helping of mini crème eggs and marshmallows added in for one rather tasty bake.

  250g butter
  250g light soft brown sugar
  100g caster sugar
  3 eggs
  100g self raising flour
  75g cocoa powder
  1 small bag of mini crème eggs
  50g mini marshmallows

Pre heat your oven to 180c/160c fan/gas mark 4, grease and line a square baking tin (mine is 20 x 20cm).

Melt down the butter on a low heat, you can easily leave this melting down whilst you weigh the rest of the ingredients. Melting the butter, rather than creaming it with the sugar, will help to add that deliciously squishy consistency to your brownies.

In a large bowl add the brown sugar and caster sugar, using a mix of these two sugars helps with the rich, squishy consistency of the bake, whilst also adding a bit of crunch to the top.

Add in the eggs one at a time and mix, followed by the flour and cocoa powder. Pour in the melted butter and mix well to combine, followed by the mini marshmallows and stir.

Cut your mini crème eggs into halves, then add these into the brownie mixture, and give the mixture a good stir to ensure it's fully combined.

It should be thick but liquidy at this stage (see the photo here for an example).

Spoon the mixture into the baking tin, smoothing it over with the back of the spoon to level it out. Then top with a small handful of mini marshmallows to finish, these will toast as it bakes like a tasty smores topping! Bake for 35-40 minutes, till a skewer comes out clean, the marshmallows will have melted down at this stage so if it's just thick marshmallow goo that comes out then they're done!

Leave the brownies in the tin for an hour to cool, then cut into squares and remove from the tin by gently removing the baking paper. Place on a wire rack to cool.

The combination of mini crème eggs and marshmallows makes for a different, but incredibly tasty twist on the usual crème egg brownie, think rocky road with a cakey twist and you've got yourself a yummy batch of easter brownies!