So I know I've dramatically reduced my sugar intake over the past few months but over Easter weekend, chocolate called (quite frankly!) And I was all about the sugar... it is tradition after all. And this year, to celebrate Easter I decided to make a batch of 'Easter Chocolate Brownies', instead of buying eggs for the family.
Apparently, brownies were first created at the end of the 19th century in the US. I was shocked to read this as I always imagined they were British for some reason!? Anyhow, after being popularized in the US and Canada we must have caught onto the trend, as they are firmly in the British culture today. And there are so many wonderful variations including blondies, nutty options and even gluten-free versions. See here for my gluten-free blondie recipe –
For a good simple chocolate brownie, however, I've always struggled with finding the right recipe for me. Until this weekend, I'd tried and tested loads of different recipes but haven't quite got the perfect gooey texture I'm looking for. I am team gooey, not cakey - personally.
My sister Emily, sent me this recipe from BBC Good Food found here to give a try and honestly I think these are the best brownies I've ever baked; rich, indulgent, chocolately slices of gooeyness! To make them 'Easter Chocolate Brownies' I simply added white chocolate drops into the mix and topped with chunks of Creme Egg.
Remember, you can personalise these however you wish by adding nuts, a creme topping, chocolate chunks, honeycomb or whatever else you can think of :) Let me know how yours turn out!