Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Someone back home with a legit kitchen and ingredients please try this..

It's just about Easter which means only one thing: legit Easter candy is back in the stores.  I haven't broken down and bought any yet but I've been slowly working into the mindset that I need some tasty treats like PEEPS(!!!) and Cadbury eggs and PEZ and chocolate bunnies and Reese's anythings to celebrate.  Because the Easter bunny helped Jesus rise form the dead, right?  It all makes so much sense..

Putting aside just how, exactly, the holiday has transformed over the years, let's look to what has been created in the last year or two:
Yep, brownies.  But not just any brownies.  Magic Brownies.  Brownies so magical I can't believe someone actually thought them up.  Their secret ingredient:
Yes, folks.  Cadbury Creme Brownies.

This culinary genius must have thought, "Hmmm.  I like brownies.  And I really like Cadbury Creme Eggs.  Why don't I put them together..?"

Using some pretty simple (simple because I didn't have to do it..) ingredient math our pastry chef started with six Cadbury eggs and then added additional amounts of ingredients to make everything from a normal brownie recipe balance out.  Yes, yes, I know he kept everything in grams and that the metric system is scary to a lot of folks but you can use the magic of the "internet" to convert these foreign grams into ounces and then your precious cup by cup measuring system can be used without a scale.

I would love, LOVE, to try these but I have none of the ingredients.  I'm tempted to buy everything...but then I'd be stuck with a bunch of flour and sugar and butter and salt and baking powder that I'd never use again.  So I'm calling on someone, anyone (well, someone preferably who has a bit of baking background..), back home who has all of this stuff to whip it together and tell me how it tastes.  The recipe is here and it's also available on the first page, too.  I'll be jealous, but these have just been added to my to-do list for my 5 year plan.  Knowing I'll have the joy of making these somewhere down the line will have to do for now..

When I do make them I'm going to throw in a boatload of Reese's peanut butter cup pieces, too.  Why, you ask?  Because Reese's peanut butter cups are the best thing on Earth and belong in EVERY tasty treat.  I won't melt them down.  It'll be chunks of Reese's in a Cadbury brownie base.  Wow.  Cheers.


  1. Wow. These sound deadly. I'm tempted to try them out, but am afraid of what I might do (aka eat the whole pan). This would totally be breaking a rule I live by: Only one Cadbury egg a year!