Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.

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Mini Egg Brownies

Brownies are one of those things that I can never seem to get right. Either they are too cake-y and dry or far too wet or gooey, I've never been able to find that perfect fudgey middle ground; until now.

I put out a plea on twitter for everyone's favourite brownie recipe and I got an overwhelming response and a lot of recipes to try, but a lot of people raved about Nigella's brownie recipe from the Domestic Goddess book. I don't actually own this book but my sister does so as she was coming over for a day of baking I asked her to bring it with her. After a quick flick through it is going on my cookbook wishlist for sure! So many yummy things!

Not only was this recipe remarkably simple, it was bloody delicious and so adaptable! ... I altered it ever so slightly as 48 brownies seemed a bit much for me. This makes around 10-12 large brownies

Ingredients

200g butter
200g chocolate of your choice
3 free-range eggs
1 sachet of vanilla paste
260 g golden caster sugar
115g plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
200g mini eggs (some crushed some whole)
Handful of mini marshmallows

The make is just the same as any brownie recipe really, melt the butter and chocolate and leave to cool slightly.

Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla together, and add to the cooled chocolate/butter.

sift in the flour, salt, mini eggs and marshmallows (I mixed the mini eggs with the flour first to stop them sinking to the bottom)

Once fully combined, pop in a lined brownie tray (my mix filled two small trays) and bake for 20-25mins at 180C until the top is lighter and cracking slightly.

Leave them in the pan until cooled and chop them into the desired size chunks.

As it was Easter weekend I put a little egg-related spin on it by adding Mini Eggs. They were so yummy though I am itching to try other sweets and flavours, so look out for an influx of variations in the coming months.

What are your favourite brownie flavours? Go on, inspire me!

I have entered this post into the Forever Nigella Event hosted this month by Vanilla Frost.

On a slight side-note, I have been experimenting with my photography in the last couple of posts. What do you think? An improvement?