Nigella’s Everyday Brownies (With Leftover Mini Eggs)

I’m re-visiting this post from last Easter. It’s time to get baking again! Not that there really are ever any ‘leftover’ mini eggs…but just in case you have a bag or two around this Easter, I hope you find time to make these.

I made these Everyday Brownies from Nigella’s book Kitchen as mentioned in my post just before Easter, because I mistakenly bought a gigantic bag of mini eggs and I wanted to see what would happen if I used them in place of  ‘a newsagent’s or corner-shop bar or two of milk chocolate’ as directed by Nigella. In actual fact, a second batch is waiting to be be made with a leftover selection of Wispa Bars, Flakes and Cadbury’s Caramel Bars. The chocolate eggs themselves are long gone, but I’m sure they would work, too. My theory – hear me out- is that rather than constant gorging on chocolate that happens to be lying around after Easter – make a batch of these and freeze them, ready to be whipped out for an after-school snack or quick pudding or dessert.  

I do like Nigella’s recipe, though I left them in a bit too long- they really do need to be taken out of the oven whilst still quite wobbly in the middle to get the maximum squidginess. The brownies that I usually make with either mashed banana or pear and chocolate are probably still my favourite and I followed my own method when making these.

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Look out for some more Easter recipes coming soon!

First published in April 2012

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  3. your food styling is gorgeous Ren – wish i could have half the style you have! Loving the brownies with mini eggs – yummity yum 😉

    1. Thanks Katie! Too many hours gazing at food magazines and a little help from the course. A work in progress…x

  4. The give, or crunch, of the eggs sounds lovely and a good excuse to buy some mini eggs. Unbelievably we have no chocolate leftover as the lone Lindt egg got demolished immediately between the three of us. Another great tweak from you 😀

    1. Ooh now, you could add some Lindt chocolate balls to the brownies, that would be yummmy! If there were ever any left, of course!

    1. Thanks Nazima hope you had a lovely Easter x

  5. Those look addictive Ren. I so love a good brownie. ps your photos are amazing!

    1. Thanks Jac, such a lovely thing to say x

  6. Magnolia Verandah says:

    Haven’t made brownies for ages – you have just temtpted me!

    1. Thank you 🙂 Always room for a lovely squidgy brownie, especially with a dollop of ice cream on top!

    1. Thanks Ros, oh yes, AlphaBakes! I did bookmark that one, I think I had another post up my sleeve but can link up! x

  7. These look super! I would love to find a bite of mini egg shaped chocolate inside my brownie…! Love the photos, especially the pussy willow!

    1. Thanks Sarah, I think because I left them in a tad too long the shell bit melted?! Still yummy though.

  8. Ren, those brownies look absolutely wonderful – I bet they were hugely popular. Like Fiona though, I have to query the concept of “leftover” mini-eggs. Are you sure it’s possible?

    1. Hi Mark, thanks for the visit, I know, it’s hard to imagine! Hope you had a lovely family Easter.

  9. Another one agreeing that your photos are gorgeous! And the brownies look divine. I’ve made these before and also found that they need to come out with a really wobbly middle, they set nicely if you can leave them alone! Love the addition of mini eggs.

    1. Yep, wobbly middle is best! I was convinced they weren’t cooked so left them in, but in fact, they would have been perfect. An excuse to make them again!!

    1. Thanks Laura, I saw a few ‘mini egg’ brownie posts so I wasn’t the only one!! Hope you had a great Easter x

    1. Thanks Lucy and thank you for hosting – looking forward to the round up!

  10. You have left over mini eggs? even without kids the mini eggs are the things I eat first!

    These look delicious and your photography just gets better and better!

    1. Thanks Fiona. I did an online shop and this gigantic bag arrived – it was like a catering pack! Hope you had a lovely Easter, too x

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