For my first contribution to CBBP (Canadian Blogging by Post) I decided to make Caramel Chocolate Brownies. The theme for this post was chocolate and the brownies fit this criteria perfectly. It took me a long time to decide what to make and I stressed over it so much that I nearly didn't participate. Thank goodness I had a flashback and inspiration struck!
Way back when I was newly married I would often go visit my family on the weekend sans Mr. CB. (We were in different cities.) He would stay in our small apartment near to the university we attended and fend for himself. As an act of kindness, I decided to make some food for him to eat while I was away and left him an entire batch of these brownies to eat for the weekend. Wow, I was so proud of myself. Back then this is what I considered food - no pasta, meat or veggies for him! Just brownies. Well, years later I've learned to actually cook and no longer make sweets as the main meal. I haven't made these brownies since that weekend and made them for CBBP because they bring back such a funny memory and show me how much times have changed.
The recipe is really straightforward. The caramel layer is easy for beginners because you only use melted caramels - no fiddling with boiling sugar and whipping cream. The bake up a yummy glossy brown with a definite hint of caramel flavour. Just one suggestion, try lining the baking pan before baking the brownies - this will make for easier removal and cutting. I hope the amazing Canadian blogger who receives my package likes them and I'll try to include as much non-perishable items as I can in my package to you. (see picture above)
Thanks to Sam at Sweet Pleasure for hosting this super event along with Ivonne from Cream Puffs in Venice and Tania of The Candied Quince. It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to see what goodies I receive from my mystery blogger!
Recipe: Caramel-Layered Brownies