Friday, 15 March 2013

Biscuit Brownie Fudge Bars

Amazing son number 2 is going away for the weekend on a camp with his friends from church. Excited is something of an understatement. Combined with the fact that it is his 10th birthday next week and excitement levels are high. So high that I am thinking of banning all sugary substances in his diet to maintain my sanity. I have however made a batch of very sugary treats for him to share with his friends while he is away. I won't be there to deal with the sugar overload. Apparently he will be allowed to play football at 8 o'clock in the morning on both days of the camp. This is a very good thing according to him. I can only admire the camp leaders - tire them out before breakfast. Genius. I hope it works. And that these biscuit/brownie/fudge bars don't cause too much mayhem. 

Biscuit Brownie Fudge Bars
  • 350g bourbon biscuits bashed into crumbs
  • 50g bourbon biscuits cut into chunks
  • 120g melted butter
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 200g milk chocolate
  • 100g dark chocolate chips
  • 100g white chocolate
  1. Preheat the oven to 160c and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Mix the melted butter and bourbon biscuits crumbs and press evenly into the baking tray
  3. In a pan gently heat the condensed milk, dark chocolate and milk chocolate, stirring all the time until fully melted and combined
  4. Pour the condensed milk/chocolate mixture over the biscuit base
  5. Scatter the chocolate chips over this along with the chunks of bourbon biscuit and gently press in
  6. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes
  7. Remove from the oven and drizzle the melted white chocolate all over the top
  8. Once cool, refrigerate overnight before cutting into pieces

Apt, Very Apt

ANOTHER day of dressing up for amazing son number 2 at school today. Can I just reiterate that I do cake not costumes. I can make pretty good cake but rubbish costumes. And again I left it until the day before to sort said costume. The theme for today was 'Super Heroes' for Red Nose Day. We just about pulled it off again as amazing son number 2 is so very cute. There was some compromise discussion as to what super hero he wanted to be a few days ago. We decided on 'Super Geek' with the catchphrase 'I know ALL the answers'. I had to laugh this morning. He wanted to dust his bedroom to earn pocket money and I said that he had to tidy away all the Lego and toys on the floor first. His reply? "Why do I need to tidy first, I'm not going to dust the floor?!" Hmmm. An answer for everything that one, truly.

'I know ALL the answers!'