Hello to all TWD members - this is my very first Tuesday with Dorie, even though I have owned her book, Baking: From My Home to Yours, for about 12 months now. As luck would have it, my first TWD is hosted by my great blogging friend, Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy. She has chosen Dorie's Caramel Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake as this week's recipe, which I admit to having eyed up previously a few times without making.
Luckily for me, this seemed to go off without a hitch. My cake did not sink as Dorie warned it might:
After sweating about whether my caramel would ever turn dark amber, it did, and I didn't burn myself with all the pop and crackle when I added the butter and cream to the toffee syrup:
And the end result was not unlike an ooey-gooey but delicious inside-out Snickers bar:
This one stumped the troops - a few were not brave enough to try it, and worried about putting on weight just looking at it. I for one have put on a bit in the last year or so, but was more than happy to risk life and limb to try a piece of this - and it was good! At the end of the day, there was a couple of pieces left, which when put up for grabs, were quickly snaffled by our Network Operations staff. Hooray!!
Thanks to Tammy for hosting TWD this week, and do go and check out the other takes on the Caramel Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake at the TWD blogroll.