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An Treat for Easter – Scotch Creme Eggs

07/3/2016

We’ve tried Creme Egg Brownies previously – They were scrummy but Scotch Creme Eggs – Wow, this is a whole new level of goo! If you’re a creme egg fan (like we are) these should definitely be sampled!

Scotch Creme Eggs are really easy to make, just follow these simple instructions and you can’t go far wrong.

Ingredients

  • 6 Crème eggs
  • 300g milk chocolate

Cake mixture:

  • 175g softened unsalted butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 120g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 60g cocoa powder

Buttercream:

  • 120g softened unsalted butter
  • 120g icing sugar

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (gas mark 3) and grease or line an 8 inch (20cm) cake tin.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar. When light in texture, add the rest of the cake mix ingredients – remember to sieve the flour and cocoa powder to reduce clumps. If the batter is too thick, add a splash of milk.
  3. Pour the mixture into the cake tin, spreading evenly. Place in the oven and bake for around 25 minutes, until the cake is firm and springy.
  4. Take the cake out of the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Once the cake is cooled, remove from the tin and crumble in a food processor until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  6. Add the remainder of your softened butter, icing sugar and cocoa, mixing until a firm dough is formed (similar to shortcrust pastry).
  7. Take handfuls of the dough, encase each Creme Egg and roll into fist-sized balls.
  8. Place each egg on to a plate covered with baking paper, pop into a fridge to chill.
  9. While the dough balls are cooling, grate 100g of chocolate into a bowl. Melt the remaining 200g of chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water, or in a microwave, until lumps have melted.
  10. Once firm, take your dough balls out of the fridge and dip into the chocolate mixture. Roll the eggs in the grated chocolate, covering the entire surface, and place back on to cooling try.
  11. Cool your Scotch Creme Eggs in the fridge for 10 minutes and serve.

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Yummy.

 

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