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.
Look out for some more Easter recipes coming soon!
First published in April 2012