Bourbon Biscuit Brownies

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Bourbon Biscuit Brownies – Super fudgey, gooey brownies topped with chunks of Bourbon Biscuits!

Whats your favourite biscuit? Digestives? Hob Nobs? Jammy Dodgers? How about a Bourbon Biscuit?

I’ve been recently entertained by the charts going around on the internet ranking crisps and biscuits. They have caused so much outrage! It turns out when it comes to crisps and biscuits the twitter world has some incredibly strong opinions!

Looking at the charts I’m not surprised they’ve caused such anger. The crisps one, for example, lists salted popcorn (how does that even count as a crisp?!) in its God tier, and Walkers salt and vinegar are right down at the bottom of the pile.  The biscuit ranking doesn’t fair any better, with the Bourbon Biscuit, one of my all time favourites, being dismissed at the bottom of the chart.

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Biscuit ranking seems to be big business in Britain! This article from the Telegraph last year lists its top 27 biscuits and, far more sensibly to my mind, puts bourbon biscuits in a respectable third place. It points out just how good they are dunked into a cup  of tea, when the filling melts just a little bit. So good!

Shortbread topped the chart, incase you were wondering!

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I’ve seen lots of pictures of brownies topped with Bourbon Biscuits on Instagram and Pinterest recently. I thought it was about time I gave them a try myself. I’ve made these brownies are made with a really simple cocoa brownie batter. I always used to make my brownies with lots and lots of dark chocolate. Since trying cocoa brownies I’m a bit of a convert! They’re just as chocoaltey, and just as fudgey.

They’re handy because they’re made with ingredients you’ve probably already got in your cupboard, meaning you can make brownies at the drop of a hat. They also have the added bonus of being considerably cheaper to make! I still love a classic brownie made with lots of really good quality chocolate, but if we’re adding in toppings or flavours then cocoa brownies are the way to go.

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I was so happy with how these brownies turned out. The Bourbon Biscuits go straight on to the brownie batter and are baked onto them. I was worried they’d either burn, or end up soggy. The good news is the biscuits stay the perfect texture on top! They compliment the gooey, squidgey texture of the brownies with a nice biscuity crunch.

Bourbon Biscuit fans are in for a real treat!

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Jennie xx

notes//

  • Brownies are one of my favourite things to bake so you’ll find plenty more recipes on the blog. Some of my favourites you might like to try are Kit Kat Brownies, Creme Egg Brownies, Speculoos Swirl Brownies, and Fererro Rocher Brownies.
  • I used a 18 x 26cm tin, but you can use anything that is roughly the equivalent size. I’ve baked brownies in all kinds of containers before, including pyrex dishes, casserole dishes, and disposable foil trays.

 

Bourbon Biscuit Brownies
 
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Bourbon Biscuit Brownies - Super fudgey, gooey brownies topped with chunks of bourbon biscuits!
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 220g butter
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 95g cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 115g plain flour
  • 175g bourbon biscuits
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 160C fan / 350F.
  2. Lightly grease and line a tin that is approximately 18 x 26cm, or an equivalent sized square tin.
  3. Weigh the sugars and the cocoa powder into a bowl and set aside.
  4. Place the butter into a large saucepan and begin to heat over a low heat. When the butter is about half melted, add in your sugars and cocoa powder and continue to heat, stirring constantly until all the butter is melted. At this point you'll have a grainy, thick liquid.
  5. Remove from then heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract followed by the eggs. As you beat the eggs in you will see the batter begins to become smooth and silky.
  6. When the eggs are fully combined, beat in the flour.
  7. Pour the batter into your prepared tin. Top with your bourbon biscuits. You can leave some whole and break the others into smaller chunks.
  8. Put into the centre of your preheated oven, and bake for about 20 - 22 minutes, until the brownies look reasonably firm, but still have a little bit of a wobble in the middle.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool completely in the tin.

 

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