If you ever need to justify buying a sugar thermometer, this is it!
Believe me, I have tried plenty of brownies from restaurants, food stalls, branded products, you name it. As usual homemade always beats store bought baked goods and none of them had even come close to my Chocolate & Pistachio Brownies. The power of simplicity and good quality chocolate do the trick time and time again.
After Valentine’s Day this year a very excited reader, called Jen, emailed me and told me about her little brownie adventure in the kitchen. Peanut Butter, Caramel & Pecan Brownies. Read it again. Peanut Butter, Caramel & Pecan Brownies. Interested? Thought so. Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this post!
Just like you I was intrigued and asked her for the recipe which she graciously typed out for me. An hour in the kitchen and here are the results: rich, oh-so-sweet, decadent, moist, fudgy, nutty, chocolatey goodness. My inexperience at making desserts got the better of me when I attempted the caramel which ended up as fudge. It still tasted pretty good but next time I’ll make sure to use a sugar thermometer and not a meat one. Doh!