Saturday, 18 January 2014

Experimental Saturday; Brownie in an Eggshell

Brownie Eggshell – adapted from the blog 'larecetadelafelicidad'


8 eggshells, 
100g of chocolate to melt
65 g butter at room temperature
2 eggs
100g sugar
65g of flour
1.5  tablespoons pure cocoa powder
1 pinch of salt


1. Prepare the shells; Using a small pin, create a tiny hole in the top of the egg and break with small nibs of the needle to gently make a small hole at least the thickness of a little finger, where'll empty the egg white into one bowl and the egg yolk into another. (Eco head; reuse the white for a recipe for make ahead mini egg fritatas to keep in the freezer and have for a quick lunch meal =])

2. Empty all the eggs and wash out with water until no remains of egg inside. Repeat for all 

3. Fill a large bowl with salt water (approximately 100 g per liter). Introduce the egg shells in the water, where we will leave them completely covered by water, for half an hour. It may seem obvious, but people with head of garlic like me, we need to clarify that the shells do not float in the water, you have to fill them with water so that all the air from the inside out.

4. After that, we took the egg shells, and let it dry with the hole down on paper towels.

5. Using a small funnel, pour a little oil on the inside of each shell, and turn and 

6. To make the chocolate brownie, in a bowl put butter and chocolate over a saucepan of simmering water until melted. Stir the mixture until completely melted.

7. In another bowl beat the eggs with the sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix the chocolate and butter, which should not be hot, just mild, with eggs and sugar.

8. Add the flour, cocoa and salt, and beat a few more seconds on low speed, just enough to mix.

9. Pour the mixture into a piping bag with nozzle of proper size to the holes of our eggs. Fill each egg shell up to 3/4. If you are going to use any cake recipe that takes yeast, I recommend you only fill to 1/2.

10. Preheat the oven to 180 º C. Place the eggs on a muffin pan or muffin with a bit of aluminum foil to hold the eggs upright in the oven and the filling does not come out. Bake 15 to 20 minutes.

11. Take out of the oven, remove excess dough and clean the remains of the shell with a damp cloth. Note that if we let it cool and then it is much harder to remove the debris.

12. I didn't make enough eggshells but had enough mixture to create a small mini brownie. To add some variation to this recipe I topped it off with 3 mini mars bars which can be found in packets of celebrations and sliced them along with a single snickers bar simply cut down the middle vertically. Baked in oven for 20 mins

13. Let the eggs cool completely before serving. Serve with hole down like a boiled egg. And see what makes people face! 

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