My parents are throwing my sister-in-law to-be a bridal shower in May. To help, I'm responsible for the desserts. Basically, it's an opportunity to contribute, but really it's just an excuse to bake way too much and not be responsible for it. Win win. Anyway, I've been working with my mom and the caterer responsible for the rest of the meal to come up with a menu. I came up with some great options and I decided it was necessary to test the recipes. Since the last two weeks of April are going to be tough, I wanted to get a head start. One of the desserts I wanted to try was a recipe for salted caramel topped shortbread. Sounds amazing right? Brings me to drool just thinking about it.
Except it was a massive fail. Epic. Scraping-caramel-off-the-counter-fail. First of all, the caramel was too salt heavy. I LOVE salt and even I thought it was too salty. Everyone else probably would need a jug of water just to swallow.
Then to add insult to injury, the caramel didn't solidify as it should have. Allow me to demonstrate...
So now I'm thinking I will use a butterscotch brownie recipe which is tried and true and try some new chocolate recipes. I feel like chocolate is much more forgiving and much harder to screw up. I'll be sure to keep you updated on my adventures (both failures and successes!).