Bourbon Brownies

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESBourbons are great. Not only are they delicious (Smooth chocolate buttercream sandwiched between two crunchy chocolate biscuits) but their shape means that they make a great dunker; There really is nothing worse than the moment of horror upon realising your chosen dunker is too wide to fit in your cup of tea #britishproblems. Invented in 1910 by the biscuit company Peak Freans, Bourbons have remained a popular choice in the UK especially alongside their sister biscuit, the Custard Cream.

I decided to have a go at this idea after seeing it on Francis Quinn‘s Twitter page, however the actual brownie recipe is one I found in Olive Magazine. I have to say they turned out quite well; the crunch of the chopped up Bourbons contrasts nicely with the soft brownies. However next time I would probably use a smaller tin so they were a bit less chunky.

Prep Time: 50 mins

Makes: 15

Ingredients:

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100g of Butter, chopped

200g of Dark Chocolate, chopped

4 Eggs

250g Golden Caster Sugar

100g Plain Flour

1 tsp Baking Powder

30g Cocoa Powder

1 packet of Bourbon Biscuits

Method:

1.Preheat the oven to 160°C/ 320 F/ Gas Mark 4.

2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan on simmering water then put it to the side to cool.

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3. Whisk the eggs and sugar together until pale, doubled in volume and it leaves a trail when you pull the whisk out.

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4. Fold the cooled chocolate mix into the egg mix.

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5. Now sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and then fold.

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6. Line a 20×20 inch brownie tray with baking parchment.

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7. Pull apart 15 Bourbon biscuits and place on the bottom of the tin.

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8. Chop up the remaining biscuits and fold in to the brownie mix.

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9. Pour the brownie mix into the tin.

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10. Place in the oven for 30 minutes.

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11. Take out of the oven and leave to cool. Then cut in to 15 pieces.

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One thought on “Bourbon Brownies

  1. I’ve been seeing bourbon brownies these past few months. I think it is time for me to make them. This looks really good. 🙂

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