Mini Egg Blondies
Perfect to use up any left over mini eggs – but if I’m honest, it’s more of an excuse to go and buy more mini eggs!
I was really pleased with how the photos turned out for these. I baked them yesterday evening, by which time all the natural light had gone (I think I was being ambitious, thinking I could make, bake and photograph them in the natural light after I got home from work at 6.30pm!)
I decided to experiment with flash, I set up the background, put the finished bake in place, though a little warm (I was eager to get to bed) and got the work. I haven’t really shot any food with flash before, apart from my studio arrangements at university. I will definitely continue to practice with this technique as it means I can photograph and cook more for my blog in the evenings.
200g white chocolate
175g plain flour
50g golden caster sugar
150g soft brown sugar
3 large eggs
1tsp vanilla extract
2 x 90g bags mini eggs
For decoration (optional)
3 cubes white chocolate
Handful of crushed mini eggs
1. Line a square tin (approx. 21cm square) and preheat the oven to 180*c / 160 fan.
2. Chop the butter and chocolate into cubes and melt together in a bowl placed over lightly simmering water. The mixture may split once melted but don’t worry, this will all be combined together into one delicious mixture. Once melted, remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and vanilla until pale and fluffy, you’ll want it to leave a trail on the surface when you lift the whisk. This should take a few minutes. You will probably want to use an electric whisk or mixer for this other wise you’ll be there all night.
4. Pour your chocolate and butter into the egg mixture and gently combine together using a spatula.
5. Add your flour and fold in until well combined.
6. Add your mini eggs and stir.
7. Pour into your lined tin and bake for about 30-40 minutes depending on the size of your tin. It’s cooked when you can insert a skewer and sticky cake crumbs are left but no raw cake mixture.
8. Leave to cool, then drizzle with some extra melted white chocolate and top with crushed mini eggs.
9. If you can resist, leave in the fridge or somewhere cool overnight to achieve a delicious fudgy texture. In the mean time you can polish off the remaining mini eggs. (Yes, I purposely bought a family sized bag just for the decoration, don’t judge)
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