There is nothing more satisfying than biting into a well made brownie.
The crusty top and the gooey chocolatey centre keeps me going back for more. And come Easter, I go the extra mile and make the ultimate brownies – The Easter Brownie!
I promise you they are the ultimate brownies come Easter and you can never, NEVER stop at just one. The amalgamation of the dark chocolate gooey centre and the crunchy Maltesers bunnies makes these brownies extra special. To make a batch, you will need –
- 350 grams 70% Dark Chocolate
- 4 Eggs
- 300 grams Unsalted Butter
- 450 grams Caster Sugar
- 300 grams Self Raising Flour
- 1 bag of Maltesers (121 grams)
- 3 bags of Malteaster Mini Bunnies (174 grams)
This should be enough to make you 18 to 20 large brownies. If you aren’t cooking for an army like me, you can halve the ingredients to make 9-10 brownies.
Start by preheating the oven to 180′ C (Fan oven). Break your dark chocolate slab into bite sized pieces in an heat proof bowl. I cannot stress enough the importance of using good quality dark chocolate – it does make a noticeable difference and the end result will be worth the extra investment. So buy some GOOD chocolate.
Add the butter to the chocolate and gently melt them together in the bowl over a pan of hot water. Stir occasionally to help the chocolate and the butter blend till you get a smooth glossy consistency.
Once melted, take the mixture off the heat and set aside to cool.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and the sugar till you get a thick slightly fluffy consistency. Make sure you add in the sugar slowly mixing it in throughly before adding more.
Sieve in half the flour into the cooled chocolate mixture followed by half the egg mixture and fold gently. Repeat this process with rest of the flour and the eggs and stir till you have a thick chocolatey mixture.
Now comes the best part – it’s Maltesers time!! Set aside about 8 malteaster bunnies to decorate the top of the brownies. Break the rest of the bunnies into smaller bite sized pieces and mix with the maltesers. I know they are only chocolate bunnies but I did feel terrible breaking the tiny little bunnies though. 🙁
Mix in maltesers into the chocolate mixture and stir till all of them are covered in the batter.
Grease a baking tin with butter and pour the chocolate mixture into the tin. Smoothen the top with a knife so that it’s consistent and you’re job is almost done.
Bake in your preheated oven for about 12 minutes letting the brownie set. Take out the tin and decorate the top of the mixture with the malteaster bunnies you set aside earlier. Hopefully you haven’t eaten them all already! Push in the bunnies lightly so that the brownie bakes around it.
Put the baking tin back into your oven and bake the brownie for another 8-10 minutes until the top of the brownie is starting to crack. The time it takes for your brownie to bake depends on the type of oven you have. The best way to check if your brownie is ready or not is to insert a knife into the brownie. If it comes out clean, your brownie is ready.
And there you have it. You’re Easter Brownies are ready! Let this cool completely and cut them into squares and serve.
These crunchy maltesers combined with the gooey chocolatey centre are divine on it’s own but serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you are in dessert heaven!
Easter Brownies anyone?