white trash wednesday – cadbury creme eggs benedict

Oh boy – this one makes my sweet tooth melt.
Cakespy, the most glorious of sweets bloggers, posted this little number over on Serious Eats just this week.

It’s Cadbury Creme Eggs Benedict and after looking at it, I think I’ve died and gone to candyland heaven.

I mean come on…not to offend, but this has got to be a little bit white trashy. 

Right?

Ingredients

2 Cadbury creme eggs
1 plain cake doughnut
1 brownie, the fudgier the better
2 to 4 tablespoons’ worth of buttercream frosting, to taste
1 large slice pound cake, cut into small cubes
1 tablespoons butter
Red sugar sprinkles, to garnish

Procedure

1. Prepare the “side potatoes” by melting 1 tablespoon of butter in a frying pan. Add your cubed pound cake slices and fry on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Flip the pieces and fry for 2 more minutes. Once they are lightly crispy on the edges, they’re ready; put them on the side of your serving plate, leaving half of it clear for the Benedict stacks.

2. Prepare your plate. Slice your doughnut in half; place the halves, cut side up, side by side on your plate.

3. Cut your brownie in half, the way that you would slice a bagel (so that you have two fully sized but thin brownie pieces). Either cut or shape each piece into a circle so that it is slightly smaller in circumference than the doughnut halves. Place the circles on top of the doughnut halves.

Note: While I realize that brownies might not have an accurate hue to represent the layer of ham, I chose them for their sturdy texture and for their deliciousness quotient. A pink cookie or layer of colored marzipan could be substituted if you really wanted a hammy look, though.

4. Prepare the Creme Eggs. The idea here is to get them lightly melty, but not so much that the yolk oozes out. I found that the best way to do this was to either put them on a sheet of aluminum foil atop a baking sheet and put them in either a toaster oven on high or a preheated moderate oven for about a minute. As soon as the tops of the chocolate eggs starts to get a bit shiny, remove them from heat, and very carefully (so as to not puncture the chocolate and let the yolk ooze out) transfer each egg to the top of your two prepared brownie and doughnut stacks.

5. Put your buttercream frosting in a small, microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on high for about 10 seconds, with additional increments of 5 seconds each if needed, until the frosting is soft enough that it drips lightly when spooned (you don’t want it to be pourable though). Spoon as much as you’d like onto each prepared “egg” stack.

6. Sprinkle each finished stack with red sugar sprinkles; serve immediately.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Cakespy / Serious Eats.

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “white trash wednesday – cadbury creme eggs benedict

  1. Chase

    Katie, I seriously think your TRYING to kill us! I think one bite of that and I’d go comatose.

  2. I think this makes #1 on the trashy list.

    I am pregnant, and may or may not have been existing largely on Cadbury Creme Eggs lately…but this little number is too much even for me! Yowza!!

  3. dr b

    katie… i think you have officially made WTW history with this one! personally, i think WalMart here in Pittsburgh already serves this at the bakery counter (we, of course, have a SuPer WalMart… aka WT Heaven).

  4. Guys, I wish I could take credit for this creation, but I have to give full credit to Cakespy.

    I would have to think that just creating this recipe would send you directly into a sugar coma.

    And nice DrB. I would love to hear that you ordereda cadbury creme eggs benedict from the Wal-Mart Bakery. ♥

  5. blaynebeacham

    OH MY GOODNESS….. very very white trashy 🙂 wow… what a sugar rush… It is a cool concept though. have you actually tried it yourself?

  6. rhooby

    it just needs a pink peep sitting on top…

  7. I love cadbury eggs. no wait. I am possibly in love with cadbury eggs. this recipe makes me want to throw up! for some reason I am sure I would end up in some sort of diabetic coma… did you actually make it?

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