There was much excitement when the postman dropped off this mysterious parcel last week.
And even more excitement when we opened it up and discovered half a dozen Cadbury's Creme Eggs nestling inside. I'm a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to chocolate - I'll only eat egg-shaped chocolate at Easter-time, so creme eggs are always a taste of springtime here at The Madhouse. If you haven't had your Creme Egg fix yet though, get in quick because they're only on the shelves until April 20th.
The Madhouse Mini-Testers had never tried Creme Eggs before so they were totally delighted to discover that they look like real eggs inside !
Cadbury's also sent us through one of their special recipes that they've created to use Creme Eggs, which we were about to try out until we realised they need mini creme eggs and we have the big ones ! Here's the recipe if you want to give it a try though. It's for Creme Egg Monuts which are the delectable combination of muffins and doughnuts and these ones have a delicious Cadbury Creme Egg hidden in the centre!
Creme Eggs Monuts recipe
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
275g Self Raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g caster sugar
2 medium eggs
75g unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla essence
150ml natural yogurt
12 Mini Cadbury Creme eggs (1&1/2 89g bags)
15g unsalted butter, melted
40g caster sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to Gas 5, 190 C. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar.
Beat the eggs with the melted butter, vanilla and yogurt and then stir into the dry ingredients. Do not over-mix as this will toughen the Monuts.
Spoon half of the mixture into the cases then put a Mini Cadbury Creme egg in the centre and top with the remaining mixture.
Cook for 15 minutes or until golden brown and springy to the touch.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Whilst still warm, brush the tops of the Monuts with melted butter and dip into the sugar mixture.
Alternatively you might like to check out Eric Lanlard's Creme Egg Brownies recipe in the video above or the whole host of #CremeEggBake ideas on the Cadbury google + page !
Disclosure : We received some lovely Creme eggs to bake with or just scoff !
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