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So for the past few weeks everywhere I look online I’ve seen posts and pictures of creme egg brownies. It’s Easter. They are having a moment. Today I decided I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. I used this recipe which is the main one that has been circulating. Ok yes, that picture looks delicious, yes it’s a great idea and yes I totally want to hear more about that cake tin divider, but the recipe is what I was most interested in. Seeing as the world and their mother (/boyfriend /girlfriend /5 year old /dog) has made them I figured it had to be a good one. I have to say I was somewhat let down. Sure, the batter was smooth and looked great, but it didn’t really bake properly. I’m a big fan of the dense gooey brownie but this was a little too much. I even put it back in the oven a few times. If I was going to do it again, using this recipe I would leave it to initially bake longer than the suggested 15 minutes before putting the creme eggs on. I would also extend the baking time in general for at least another 15 minutes if not 20. Definitely let them cool completely before cutting in to them. Another thing I would recommend doing when making these, is to put the creme eggs in the freezer for a couple of hours before using them as this makes them easier to cut in half. It also helps the eggs to keep their shape when baking. I might try them again before Easter, but maybe use a different brownie recipe. Although slightly disappointing it doesn’t mean I still won’t be eating these with a glass of milk later.

Brownies are one of my favourite things to eat. Probably because they are mostly chocolate. I also love them because you can put so many twists on them. These brownies are from the Lallapolosa Baking Company. They are delicious, rich and gooey and, as well as the amazing plain brownie they also have raspberry, peanut butter and triple chocolate. My personal favourite however was the salted caramel pecan brownie which is one of my favourite combinations and was the perfect balance between sweet and salty. I’m totally hooked on them and think I could probably eat a whole tray of them on my own. They sell these incredible brownies and other sweet treats at Farmers Markets in Surrey and you can also order them online.

¬†Although my mum makes the best brownies in the world, I had to try these after watching Lorraine Pascale’s brilliant programme ‘Baking Made Easy’ (recipe¬†here). They really were pretty easy to make and turned out to be amazing. I drooled over the smell coming from the oven and quickly had two as soon as they had cooled a bit. The sweetness of the Oreos balanced out the dark chocolate perfectly. I will definitely be trying them again with honeycomb, reese’s or nuts.¬†