As a child, we always had a packet of biscuits in the cupboard to 'bake' with. (Think grubs, hedgehog or chocolate ripple cake.) And while it was always plainer than Tim Tams (an occasional treat), I think I might claim that Tim Tams are Australia's answer to oreos.Other than Tim Tams, this recipe is just like the sort that our grandmothers would make with plain ingredients that were in every Australian pantry.
Inside Llewyn Davis. Very bleak but beautiful and thoughtful too.) The real reason I made them was for a picnic at the zoo last night.
Share the Spirit Festival in the Treasury Gardens. If only I had the energy I would. It is a celebration of our Indigenous community, which will be even more joyous for the announcement that the Australian of the Year is Adam Goodes, Aboriginal AFL player and anti-racism campainer!
Orange Adventure Playground, tinned beetroot with patriotic packaging, a jaffa twist on lamingtons and my mum's pavolva with cream and peppermint crisp on top. Wishing you some Aussie yumminess and a happy Australia Day.
Australian recipes from my kitchen:
- ANZAC biscuits
- Cheeseymite scones
- Chocolate crackles
- Party pies and sausage rolls
- Pumpkin scones
Recipes using Aussie iconic food from the web:
- Cherry Ripe lamingtons - Delicious Delicious Delicious
- Iced VoVo tart - Laws of the Kitchen
- Milo cheesecake with chocolate crackle base - Raspberri Cupcakes
- Raspberry pavlova ice cream - Poires au Chocolate
- Tim Tam hedgehog - Stone Soup
- Vegemite cheesecake - A Table for Two
- Vegemite spaghetti - Not Quite Nigella
- Violet Crumble ice cream - Malt Today
Tim Tam Brownies
From Lick the Spoon
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup cocoa (I used Dutch processed)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 packet tim tam biscuits (11 biscuits)
Line a 20cm square cake tin. Preheat oven to 190 C.
Melt butter in a heatproof medium mixing bowl in the microwave (or on the stovetop in a medium saucepan). Stir in cocoa and brown sugar, then eggs and vanilla to make a glossy thick batter. Stir in plain flour and salt. Spread a thicn amount of batter in the base of the cake tin. My batter was so thick and sticky that it took a bit of effort to spread. Arrange tim tams on batter. (There will be some space between them.) Pour the rest of the batter over the tim tams so they are covered.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the brownie smells baked and a skewer comes out mostly clean (a few crumbs or a slight moisture is ok - the brownie is very sludgy). Cool in the tin. Cut into squares with a sharp knife.
On the Stereo:
Ruby: The Killjoys