What is Better (and Thriftier) Than an Easter Egg?

What is Better (and Thriftier) Than an Easter Egg? Easter Egg Brownies, of course!

Lindt Brownie

Instead of buying loved ones an Easter egg this year, why not whip up a large batch of these delicious brownies to share out? These work out at around £1.25 for 6 brownies* (which is far more cost effective than most Easter Eggs) and are my favourite kind – rich, dense and fudgy. The addition of mini Easter eggs makes them more seasonal, but they’d be delicious on their own too!

Recipe (makes 12)

Ingredients:

90g Unsalted Butter
30g Dark Chocolate
150g Caster Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Large Eggs
40g Plain Flour
12 Lindt Lindor Eggs (or whatever chocolate you may have on hand!)

Method:

1. Pre-heat oven to 180℃/350℉/Gas Mark 4

2. Line a baking tray (mine is 25cm x 20cm, which worked nicely) with greaseproof paper

3. In a non-stick saucepan, melt the butter and then add the chocolate, stirring over a low heat until melted

4. Remove the pan from the heat and, using a wooden spoon, stir in the sugar and vanilla extract until combined

5. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until smooth

6. Stir in the flour

7. Transfer the batter into the prepared tin and smooth the top. Unwrap and add the eggs, evenly spaced

8. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is slightly firm. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before cutting

9. Taste test one brownie (preferably with ice cream) for quality assurance purposes, before wrapping the remainder as Easter gifts

Easter Egg Brownie

Easter Brownies Lindt Eggs

* Prices based on: Tesco Value Unsalted Butter 250g, Tesco Value Dark Chocolate 100g, Silver Spoon Caster Sugar 2kg, Tesco Free Range Mixed Weight Eggs x 15, Tesco Value Plain Flour 1.5kg, Lindt Lindor Assorted Mini Eggs 100g

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