"Your yearly sugar allowance in one bite". David Hetherington of Locker Hyndland shares his recipe for Creme Egg brookies

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Creme Egg Brookies

One of the big recent trends is the brookie, which is a half cookie, half brownie hybrid, or something like that. This week I experimented and pulled off this sugar-filled monster, the cream egg brookie. Thanks to a bit of thought and deliberation we came up with a cake that pretty much contains your yearly sugar allowance in one bite.

Serves 6

6 Creme Eggs

For the cookie

120g unsalted butter, softened

200g soft light brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

125g plain flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda

100g white chocolate chips

For the brownie

110g unsalted butter

110g dark chocolate

2 eggs

225g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

60g plain flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 Preheat the oven to 180°C, grease and line a 20cm square cake tin.

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2 For the cookie, beat the sugar and butter together until they become light and fluffy, add the egg and beat again until well combined. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed until it forms a sticky dough. Once ready, dump it into the cake tin and spread out evenly.

3 Pop the tray into the oven for about 8-10 minutes to let the mix firm up a little. Meanwhile get the brownie started.

4 Over a pot of simmering water, melt the butter and chocolate together.

5 Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and eggs together until pale and fluffy. Fold in the melted chocolate mix, then fold in the rest of the ingredients.

6 Pull the cookie mixture out of the oven and evenly distribute the cream eggs, pushing into the cookie base a little, now pour over the brownie mix and bake for around 40 minutes. The top should have a crisp shell, and the centre should be JUST cooked, so there’s a minimal amount of batter left on a skewer when it’s inserted into the middle.

7 Allow the brookie to completely chill before cutting. Enjoy.

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