Easter egg brown­ies

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Serves 10 Prep 30 mins plus chill­ing Cook 30 mins 80p a por­tion 575 kcal, 32g fat, 19g sat. fat, 52g sugar 185g un­salted but­ter, cut into small chunks, plus ex­tra for greas­ing 185g best dark choco­late, bro­ken into pieces 3 large eggs 275g golden caster sugar I RNCKP ƃQWT 40g co­coa pow­der HQPFCPV ƂNNGF GIIU YG WUGF %CFDWT[oU %TGOG 'IIU I OKPK GIIU YG WUGF C OKZVWTG QH %CFDWT[oU CPF 5OCTVKGU OKPK GIIU 61 &'%14#6' # HGY ƃWHH[ EJGPKNNG 'CUVGT EJKEMU QRVKQPCN

Put the but­ter and choco­late in a heat­proof bowl and set over a pan of sim­mer­ing wa­ter, stir­ring oc­ca­sion­ally un­til melted. Al­ter­na­tively, V ÛiÀ Ì i L Ü Ãi Þ Ü Ì V } w > ` mi­crowave in 30 sec bursts un­til melted. Cool the choco­late mix­ture to room tem­per­a­ture.

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease a 20cm square tin with but­ter and line with 2 long strips of folded bak­ing parch­ment or foil – one run­ning top to bot­tom, the other run­ning left to right. Line the base with a piece of bak­ing parche­ment.

Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add the sugar and whisk with an elec­tric mixer on maximum speed for around 5-8 mins or un­til thick and creamy and dou­bled in size.

Pour the cooled choco­late mix­ture over the egg mix­ture, then gen­tly fold to­gether.

- iÛi Ì i y ÕÀ > ` V V >] Ì i V Ì Õi to fold the mix­ture gen­tly un­til every­thing is just com­bined – try not to over-mix.

Pour the mix­ture into the pre­pared tin and level the mix­ture with the spat­ula. Bake the brownie in the mid­dle of the oven for 20 mins.

> Ûi Ì i v `> Ì w i` i}}Ã] Ì i ÃiÌ >Ã `i° Crush the mini eggs us­ing a pestle and mor­tar, re­serv­ing a few whole eggs. Af­ter 20 mins, take the brownie out of the oven and press in the fon­dant eggs, cut-side up. Scat­ter over the mini eggs, then re­turn to the oven for 5 mins.

Once baked, top with the re­main­ing mini eggs, leave to cool com­pletely, then chill in the fridge for about 1 hr. Lift out of the tin us­ing the bak­ing parch­ment strips and. dec­o­rate with lit­tle Easter chicks if you like.

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