Cricket Protein Enriched Brownie
01 Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5 and line a deep baking tray or brownie tin with parchment paper. Rub the sides of the lined tray with a little butter. This makes it easier to remove the brownie after it has been cooked.
02 Gently melt the butter and sugar together in a large saucepan until the ingredients combine into a pourable liquid. Take off the heat and, using a whisk, whisk in the rest of the ingredients, whisking well. The gentle heat of the melted butter and sugar will melt the chocolate to leave you with a brown-coloured, thick brownie mix.
03 Pour the mixture into the baking tray and bake in the hot oven for 30-40 minutes until cooked. To check, stick the point of a knife or skewer in the centre of the brownie and remove: the brownie is ready when the knife or skewer comes out clean, with no mix on it
04 Allow to cool in the tray, then carefully turn out and cut into 12 large squares
- Makes 12 large brownies
- 225g/8oz/1 cup unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
- 450g/1lb/2¼ cups caster (superfine) sugar
- 140g/5oz/ milk chocolate, broken into pieces
- 50g/1¾oz scant ½ cup fresh rasberries, plus extra handful to decorate
- 5 eggs
- 100g/3½oz/scant 1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
- 50g/1¾ oz/scant½ cup cricket flour
- 50g/1¾oz/½ cup (unsweetened) cocoa powder
Eat Grub are stirring things up in the kitchen, adding edible insects to your favourite dishes! Grub’s Up is a series of recipes for you to try at home. Today we present our Cricket Protein Enriched Brownie. Rich, chocolatey and a delicious treat our edible insects are the perfect substitute for flour. Crickets are not only delicious they are also packed full of high quality nutrients. Crickets are an excellent source of protein, fibre, Omegas 3&6, iron, calcium, Vit B12 plus many more micronutrients. This will elevate the nutritional good stuff in any plant-based dish.
That’s not all. The nutrients in edible insects are completely sustainable. Insects require a fraction of the land, resources and energy compared to traditional livestock. However, you get the same nutritional benefits.
Our favourite thing about this dish is it’s so simple and very quick. So making healthier choices with a busy schedule even easier. We think this is a dish for two, but hey who’s judging? You can eat the whole lot, completely guilt free. Or keep some for lunch the next day.
These are perfect as a desert, a present for a friend or simply a treat for yourself. Follow the simple instructions for making our delicious, protein enriched brownies.
We will be adding plenty more of our videos and recipes to keep things fresh, for you. We have created recipes using each of our Eat Grub edible insects. So you can try a dish for grasshoppers, buffalo worms, mealworms, crickets and cricket powder. We believe that adding edible insects to familiar dishes will make insects a staple in your diet. Once you taste how delicious insects are, and reap the nutritional rewards you will never go back. For more inspiration check out our other insect recipes.
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