Easter Brownies: mini egg topped

Rich chocolate brownies with little surprises in each bite!
About this Recipe:
  • Rich chocolate brownies
  • topped with mini eggs just after pulled out of the oven
  • cake-like but almost fudgey consistency
  • even inside, nicely cracked crust on-top
  • makes one 9×13 inch pan *in pictures the recipe is halved*
The Method:
  • Firstly the flour, baking powder, and salt are sifted then set aside.
  • The remainder is on the stovetop.
  • Firstly in a large saucepan the butter is melted completely and the cocoa is added.
  • once no clumps of cocoa appear in the melted butter, the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract are added,
  • *be sure to use a whisk for stirring and let cool before eggs are added to ensure there are no scrambled eggs!*
  • lastly the flour gets added to the saucepan with the chocolate mixture and stirred until no lumps of flour are present.
  • poured into the pan and baked , topped with mini eggs and ready to devour!

A little surprise in every bite

A Couple Quick Tips for Success

Make sure to prepare the batter on the stovetop on very low heat!

Constant stirring to ensure no burning inside saucepan

Do not put any mini eggs in the batter (they won’t bake well) just add them on-top after. Plus they are sweet enough! few eggs per slice will be enough!

The Recipe:

Easter Brownies: mini egg topped

Prep timeBake timeTotal time
15 mins~30 mins~45 mins
one 9×13 inch pan

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter *melted
  • 1 cup fry’s 
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F and line a 9×13 inch pan with parchment or butter the insides.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

The remainder is on the stovetop. In a large saucepan, melt the butter on low heat and add the cocoa powder. Whisk until the butter is completely melted and cocoa has no clumps. Add the sugar and then turn the heat either extremely low, or remover from heat for a couple minutes before adding the eggs and vanilla. Consistent whisks needs to happen to ensure no burning to the sides of the saucepan. Once eggs and vanilla are in, turn off heat.

Once a thick chocolate consistency that runs smooth appears (like a thick chocolate sauce) add in the flour mixture to the saucepan and use a rubber spatula to fold in the flour. continue folding until no flour lumps appear.

Pour into the pan and bake for ~3o minutes on middle rack. They are done when a tooth pick comes out clean from the centre.

Right after removing from the oven place the mini eggs on-top and watch them melt deliciously!

let cool. slice. enjoy.

Happy Easter!

The Richest Chocolate Brownies

It’s all about the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate!

Brownies

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The Very best cocoa powder you’ll ever use!

I swear by Fry’s cocoa powder for every chocolate recipe. No other brand gets the richness that Fry’s does. I would recommend this cocoa powder 100%!

of course the recipe works with any other brand as well, however, I truly think no other brand gets such a deep chocolate flavour.

The Main Steps: Baking on the stovetop

This recipe makes for such rich brownies only eating one or two will be more than enough! There is quite a lot of butter and a whole cup of cocoa powder! that is exactly how chocolatey these are 🙂

The major difference in this recipe’s procedure is that much of the mixing is in a large pot on the stovetop rather than a mixing bowl on the table. This is due in part because the cocoa being a whole cup ( a lot for a recipe) will mix into the other ingredients more smoothly with the gentle catalyst of heat from the stove top. Mixing on the stove in a large saucepan also minimizes any wasted batter from transferring to mixing bowls. We want all the batter after-all!

5 Steps Breakdown.

  1. Sifting together dry ingredients
  2. melting the butter on the stovetop in a pot and adding the cocoa, eggs, vanilla
  3. thoroughly mixing on stovetop to rid of any lumps
  4. adding flour mixture
  5. pouring in lined pan and baking in oven

The Recipe:

Rich Chocolate Brownies

Prep timeBake timeTotal time
15 mins30 mins45 mins
Yields: 2 dozen brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Procedure:

Step 1)

Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F (177 C)

In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. once well combined, set aside.

Step 2)

In a large saucepan on the stove top melt the butter on medium. Continue until there are no solid pieces then add the cocoa powder. Stir in the cocoa powder until there are no lumps and the consistency is a smooth chocolate butter mixture. Now, add the sugar and mix until well incorporated.

Step 3)

remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool off for 3-5 mins. Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla and combine well.

Step 4)

Pour the flour mixture into the saucepan mixture and mix until there are no lumps of flour and the thick chocolate batter appears smooth.

Step 5)

Pour the batter into a parchment lined or oiled 13×9 inch pan or two 8 inch pans. Bake for 30-35 mins .

Cool. Slice Eat. Enjoy!

Happy Baking!