Test driving Tim Tam Brownies Recipe

Step 1. Gather the ingredients

Brownie Mix
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup water
1 egg
1 pack Tim Tams

Step 2. Combine all ingredients (except Tim Tams)

Oops! ‘Scuse fingers. No shell please

 Step 3. Spread a layer of brownie goo in a pan

Hmm…. maybe I should have used 2 packs of brownie mix

 Step 4.  Mmmmm Tim Tams

Wishing I’d bought 2 packs of Tim Tams. 1 and a bit for brownie testing, some for eating

 Step 5. Cover with more brownie goo

It becomes rapidly apparent I needed more brownie goo, and there was going to be precious little left in the bowl for me to lick

 Step 6. Cook for 30 minutes at 190C

 Step 7. Lick the bowl


 Step 8. It’s done when a skewer comes out clean, then cool in the pan for 15 minutes

Ouch! I burned my mowf on the skewer

 Step 9. Remember that you should have used baking paper to line the tin

Dammit! Wonder if I can stick it back together with the fudge?

 Step 10.  Try drowning it in faux cream to see if that helps

The good news is…. because it’s faux cream, logic declares it’s full of faux calories

VERDICT: Tim Tam brownies are not as nice as they sound.  Apart from all the cooking problems that may have been related to my lack of skills – the chocolate melts, but the biscuits stay hard.  In fact the biscuits get harder.  Maybe if you crushed the biscuits up, or soaked them in something for an hour or two first… but I think you’d be better off making brownies AND having Tim Tams.


3 thoughts on “Test driving Tim Tam Brownies Recipe

  1. See? I knew I could trust you! ♥

    I’m so sorry this was a disappointment, and so thankful to know. I didn’t understand how the Tim Tams could soften while the brownies were baking, the whole thing seemed odd to me. And… my instinct was right.

    Thank you sooooo soooo sooooo much. I will make brownies, and I will eat Tim Tams while the brownies are baking. Other than that, the twain shall not meet!

    I always leave brownies in the pan, or cut brownies in the pan, and remove section by section. It is the only way it works! 😀

    Thank you!! ♥

    PS – Love the cool ‘gator, in your kitchen of many colors!!! 😀

    • I never even thought of the biscuits hardening or even not softening, and I was really disappointed with how horrible they were. It was like combining rainbows and glittery unicorns and getting The Bog of Eternal Stench.

      My kitchen is a fun place, even if I all do there is make coffee – it looks good 🙂 I’ve got a piggy oven mitt too – both it & the croc are getting on and don’t block the heat as well as they used to, but I just can’t find anything as cute anywhere. Although I’m tempted by those silicone things that look like half a PacMan!

      • Nooooooooo! Not The Bog of Eternal Stench!! Noooooooooooo!

        The half PacMan silicone thingies aren’t very good. They are bulky and not very heat protective.

        I wonder if the piggy would be willing to be eaten by the croc (I always get crocs and gators confused, but I never feel that bad because they can’t tell me from anyone else, either) or the other way around? I often use one holder inside another, when they are too cute to part with, but no longer all that helpful. They don’t mind…

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