Started by making the caramel, put it into the fridge to set and embarked on the brownies. A look at the pasta salad resplenent with egg mayo, and I realised I didn't have eggs.
I'd already been out for messages but decided to brave the external furnace and go eggs.
A bag of smoked mackerel, rocket, tatties and required eggs later, one very soggy melting mess lay recovering in a darkened room.
When sufficiently cooled, the caramel was calling to be checked. Hmmm, a bit soft looking, so into the freezer with it.
To the brownies now. Another read of the recipe...who slipped in the need for dark chocolate when I was out for eggs?!
Admitted defeat for the day, phoned the Pobble and got chocolate brought in later.
Meanwhile, the blasted caramel has congealed and welded to the grease proof paper.
So, this morning, not so bright and not so early (beloved returned from business trip :blush:)another attempt at caramel. Tis time using the famous soft ball test technique .
Brownie batter made and looks fine, caramel added , poured into the prepared and greased tin and set into the oven for cooking.
Timer set and off I go to get cleaned up.
Looking lovely they are and smelling great, and out of the oven they come.
Engage smug mode...
Dear readers, there are no mishaps, no dropping on the floor, no burning.
I just can't get the blasted paper off them!!!
They are now salted caramel brownies with a greats proof paper garnish.
Hope they taste good when peeled. It'll reduce the calorie content of the blighted because half of the cake will be left behind.