**WARNING – This post is all about filthy gooey chocolate**
With Easter fast approaching I wanted to bake an extra special treat for the family. This indulgent chocolate Easter brownie is perfect and totally delicious and rich. The gooey fudginess is mouth watering.
They easy to make, I made them with the helping hands from the boys. They followed the instructions that were given to them, measuring and stirring and I think that there may have been the odd lick here and there, and a lot of hand washing in between. Honestly, how do children think they can get away with sneakily taking a lick of the chocolate batter when:
- one, they have the evidence to show around their mouth
- and two, they seem to forget that us adults were once children ourselves
Getting the children involved just makes the baking a lot more fun. Not only are they learning a life skill, but they are also learning maths with the measuring and timings. And, it gives them a sense of pride when they see the finished product.
The trick to producing that fudge like consistency to your brownie is to take it out of the oven when they are slightly underdone, the brownie should have a little wobble to it in the middle.
You can’t bake a brownie and walk away to do another job, you have to be close by and keep checking on it. They don’t take long to bake, depending on the thickness of your brownie. The thicker they are, the longer they will need in the oven.
I found this recipe on bbc good food, but slightly tweaked it.
Easter Gooey Brownie
An indulgent chocolate fudge brownie topped with easter eggs
- 250 g Caster Sugar
- 180 g Dark Chocolate the darker the better. Cut into chunks
- 180 g Unsalted Butter
- 85 g Plain Flour
- 40 g Cacoa Powder Organic
- 3 Eggs
- 1 tsp Honey
- Fondant Filled Eggs any size. I used 2 small packets
- Mini Chocolate Eggs extra for decorating
Heat the oven to 180c/160c . Grease a tin/silicone square baking case with some butter.
Put the butter and chocolate chunks into a heat proof bowl and melt. You can do this over a hot pan of boiling water or in the microwave. If using the microwave, remember to keep an eye on it. We used the microwave for about 45 seconds at 15 second intervals. Stir the butter and chocolate together and it will soon melt. Leave to one side to cool.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and add in the caster sugar. Combine well until you have a creamy consistency. I used the electric mixer.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the egg mixture and fold together. Add in the honey.
Sieve in the flour and cacao powder and combine by folding it together. Add in some of your chocolate eggs.
Pour into your square tin.
Place into the heated oven for about 20-30 minutes. Depending on the size of your baking case and thickness of your brownie. The thicker it is the longer it may need.
Cut your fondant eggs in half. After the brownie has been baking for 20 minutes take it out of the oven and place your fondant eggs on top. Poke them into the mixture so that the fondant part is showing. Add on all of the other chocolate eggs that you have too.
Take out of the oven once the outer side is baked but still slightly wobbly in the middle. Just slightly undercooked. Mine needed another 15 minutes of cooking
Leave to cool for about 30 minutes and then place into the fridge to firm for another 30 minutes
You can now decorate as you wish. Cut into small squares. Enjoy!