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Friday Food: TimTam Brownies

Once again, it is Friday Food on Saturday. I've spent quite a lot of this week sleeping. I think I may be getting a cold?? Anyway, these are not too taxing as you don't need the mix-master. I made them last night and then went to bed at about 6-45pm and just didn't get up again until this morning.

Don't do what I did when I was baking the brownie- I ignored the timer when I was talking on the phone and so the brownie isn't terrifically squidgy. There is some squidginess in the centre, but there's usually a lot more.

For a 20cm, or 8 inch, square cake tin you will need 10 biscuits, which is handy because TimTams now come in packets of 11. You can substitute any chocolate biscuit really, I fancy making Chocolate Royals or Mint Slice brownies one day.

The recipe uses White TimTams, and if there were any at the supermarket I would have interspersed them amongst the brown ones. There were not. The White ones look very effective, but are perhaps not chocolaty enough for proper chocolate people.

I made this recipe in a slice tin, used 16 TimTams and increased the recipe by a third.

Warning- there may be spelling/typing or even making sense errors. I am a bit beastly careless this morning.


TimTam Brownies   makes 10 large or 20 smaller pieces

  • 200g good dark chocolate
  • 180g butter, cubes
  • 200g brown sugar, I used dark brown
  • 3 eggs
  • 110g plain flour
  • 10 TimTams

Grease and line a 20cm tin and set out the TimTams to check they will fit. You could probably fit more if you squeezed them in. Preheat the oven to 180*C.

Checking for size
Chop or break up the chocolate and melt it along with the butter. I usually use the microwave on medium in 1 minute bursts. Remove before it is totally melted and stir till smooth. It says allow to cool, but if you melt it this way it is not too hot.

Melting choc and butter
Mix the brown sugar and eggs with a whisk, or wooden spoon as I did, until smooth.

Eggs and sugar
Pour the melted chocolate and butter into this mixture, whisk till combined and then add the flour. Stir well, making sure there are no lumps.

Adding flour
Pour about half the mixture into the tin and arrange the biscuits. It is a tad tricky pouring the rest over top, so it might be sensible to spoon it over, otherwise the biscuits can go sidewaysie. I know this because I had to poke a knife about in the brownie straightening them up. Bake for 35 minutes. I usually turn the tin half way through and also check a little early. I learned from BH&G that to see if a brownie is cooked, you press half way between the edge and the centre and if it springs back and is firm, then the brownie is cooked. There shouldn't be any cracks on top really. This is way too cooked.

Making and over baking
Cool in the tin and then on a rack and slice with a hot sharp knife and serve. I think they would look nice with a little icing sugar sifted over top too.

Timtam brownie



I've read about TimTams in a book, where they were the favorite cookies of the main character. Then recently I found Tim Tam's in our Supermarket! They had three kinds, but no white ones. I tried them all! I did not dunk them though, in my coffee. This is a fun recipe, maybe one day I will try it. Hope you are not getting a cold! We are gearing up for hot, hot, hot, and humid weather during the next two weeks. I wish summer was over already.

Jennifer Rose

i like brownies cooked a little longer, don't really like gooey brownies, so cracked top it is :)

can't get tim tams here :( everyone says i would love them. if i am ever around that area again, i will have to look for some


I do love the sound of these!!

bella's mum

Sound so yummy!I'm making these this week.


oh I hope you are not getting a cold! Even though you have done a lot of sleeping there is so much to catch up on with everything you have been making, these Tim Tam brownies look divine and you have lots of sock making going on and a quilt too! you have been busy, thank you again for your very gorgeous and generous giveaway I won yippeeeeeee


it blows my mind that there are people in the world who didnt grow up on timtams. how is that even possible? and in brownies? swooon.....


Great combination of my 2 fav food - tim tams & brownies. I bake brownies quite often so must try putting some tim tams in.

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