My first attempt at the salted caramel didn't quite work out - I think I cooked the mixture for too long so I made a sort of brittle (think Dime Bar!) rather than a chewy caramel. It was yummy - but I didn't think it would work being cooked again in the brownie, so I made a second batch, which was much more successful.
|First Batch - Dime Bar imitation!|
|Second Batch - Gooey and pliable|
For the bake, I used a silicone heart shaped 'tin' and the recently discovered 'baking' mode on my electric oven. I got a better rise and lovely top on the brownie than I usually do with bakes - so the oven mode makes a difference. However, I think next time I need to put my silicone cases on a baking tray to stop the singed bottom of my cakes.
The Brownie was delicious - the salt in the recipe really makes the brownie not as sickly sweet as some recipes can be - definitely going on the 'bake again' list.
My Valentines Daffodils have finally started to open - cheering up the sitting room! So much better than roses :)