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Create your Own Sweet Scotch Eggs at Home this Easter!

25 March 2021

Mclarens Sweet Scotch Eggs D

By now there’s probably more than a few of you who have got into some sort of Creme Egg traybake disaster at home, inspired by the delicious creations you’d seen online you’ve had a go yourself and ended up in a sticky, chocolatey mess.

But fear not – Emma Clark-Szabo, Development Chef at McLarens on the Corner has kindly shared with us her recipe for Sweet Scotch Egg, which you can easily make from home. With a twist on the traditional Scotch egg recipe, this sweet Scotch Egg is made from cookie dough, wrapped around a cream egg and deep fried - a deliciously indulgent Easter treat!

Makes 12 Easter Scotch Eggs

 

Ingredients

 

Brownie Cookies

  • ½ cup granulated sugar (100 g)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar (165 g), packed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (115 g), melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour (155 g)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4oz milk or semi-sweet chocolate chunks (110 g)
  • 4oz dark chocolate chunk (110 g), or your preference

 

What else you need

  • Shop bought Brownie tray bake
  • ½ box cornflakes
  • Cadbury Creme Eggs
  • Vanilla ice cream to serve
  • Chocolate sauce to serve
  • Plain flour
  • Eggs
  • Deep fat fryer

 

Method

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, salt, and butter until a paste forms with no lumps.

2. Whisk in the egg and vanilla, beating until light ribbons fall off the whisk and remain for a short while before falling back into the mixture.

3. Sift in the flour and baking soda, then fold the mixture with a spatula.

4. Fold in the chocolate chunks, then chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.

5. Cut up the brownie and mix through the cookie dough.

6. Divide mixture into 12 even balls, roll out between cling baking paper, place creme egg in the middle and wrap the cookie dough around the egg.

7. Place in fridge to chill for 30 mins.

8. Blitz the corn flakes and get some flour in a bowl and egg into another and then in the third bowl pour your blitz cornflakes.

9. Roll the creme egg in the flour, then egg then the cornflakes, back into the egg then into the cornflakes again.

10. Heat up a deep fat fryer with clean oil to 180°C, then fry the eggs in the oil until golden.

11. Serve with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

12. Enjoy!

  

With thanks to McLarens on the Corner and #TasteEdinburgh.

 

This Easter, McLarens on the Corner in will be offering an Easter-themed set weekly meal club menu, including caramelised onion and rosemary focaccia, Clyde Valley lamb and an Easter Sundae, as well as Easter-themed bubble waffles and milkshakes from McLarens’ Scranavan food truck. See McLarens full range of offerings>