Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies...And Why They Are So Late

First, an explanation as to why it has been such a long time since my last (first) post:

I originally intended to post every 1-2 weeks and even had gathered ingredients for a few things (these Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies among them) and then a strange thing happened. My fridge slowly got warmer and warmer. As I wasn't sure what was going on and didn't want to risk the lives of others, I held off. Eventually, the fridge no longer held the cold at all - everything in there was room temperature. It took a bit to get it finally fixed (the technician said the heating element was out and that the manufacturer no longer made the product and he couldn't do anything and then my determined landlord decided he was going to find the part and fix it himself...). So, this is, in my opinion, a very valid excuse for my tardiness in posting. Stay tuned for more elaborate excuses in the future ;)

And in all fairness, even though these would be a great Easter treat, it's also perfect for after the Easter bunny comes and fills your kids' baskets.

Anyway, I was working from home yesterday, due to the "blizzard" (even this
Maryland girl can scoff at the magnitude of this "snowstorm") and decided my lunch break would be the perfect opportunity to finally try my hand at the Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies (of which there are no high altitude recipes that I could find) that have been circulating the internets. I had even picked up some milk the night before in preparation. I started mixing and then realized halfway through that I had more than enough Cadbury eggs but didn't have actual eggs. Luckily, I live within a short walking distance of grocery store, so I strapped on my boots and trekked over there. The rest of the process went quite well except for when I gashed my finger cutting the Cadbury eggs.

I was quite happy with the results, as was my husband, who asked if he could take them to work so that he would stop eating them. They were apparently well received there.

Husband: I mean i only took about half the batch into the office
and they are fucking gone
13 minutes

And in case that wasn't enough proof, here are a few more comments sent to my husband:

Sherri: OMG cadbury egg brownies??? im all over that
yum! these are heavenly. you are a lucky man, my friend

Jeremiah:  I think I like Honey Badger more than I like you ;)

Caroline: Anyone who can put together Cadbury Eggs and Brownies is my new favorite person!  Yum! Yum! Kudos to the wifey!!

Nick: I've only had one bite of that brownie, and I think my heart might explode

Chris: holy shit!

So...without further ado, here's the recipe (with modifications from, because if there's anything I learned in school, it's that you should always cite your sources).

Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies

4 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cups vegetable shortening

2 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt 

2 tablespoons 2% milk
6 Cadbury Creme Eggs (frozen)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt chocolate with shortening in a large bowl in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.

Add sugar into the mix and stir until completely mixed. Add in eggs and vanilla until those are completely mixed. Mix in flour, baking powder, salt and milk until all are thoroughly blended.

Chop 5 of the Cadbury eggs and add and stir all bits to the mix. Spread in a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan (glass works best).

Chop the remaining Cadbury egg and sprinkle on top.

Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool completely before cutting.

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