Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sweet disaster

Let me share last night's catastrophe with you.
It does entail a happy ending.
Everything was settling down nicely, I was quietly enjoying pizza with hatch green chiles, a glass of red wine, and some fantastic episodes of Glee. Then, out of nowhere, I was motivated to make these:
caramel sea salt brownie heaven

They had been on the brain since I read about the perfect recipe at everyday musings. I tried to reason with myself that it was already 10 p.m., but the craving would not subside.

So at roughly 10:30 p.m., with the newly purchased Glee soundtrack on in the background, I found myself stirring this
I wanted to capture the stirring motion, hence the blurred hand.

That there is the caramel topping and the biggest mess I've ever made while cooking. Aside from the obvious stove-top spills, the caramel has spilled into the burner creating quite a smoky atmosphere. But I kept stirring and eventually landed some delicious, and much smoother looking caramel.

But there's more to this catastrophe...

I didn't have the right size brownie pan, so I decided on brownie cupcakes (because I'm not going to the store at 11p.m., in my pajamas, to buy a brownie pan, a little too desperate). So the cupcakes quickly overflowed in my oven, creating this smoky scene

Needless to say, I did not bring these to work to share, but despite there deformity, they taste delicious, particularly delicious paired with coffee, for breakfast.


littledaisymay said...

Oh no! At least they still tasted good :)

{lovely little things} said...

Plus then, more for you! That would be where I'd be excited!

Becca said...

Oh, baking is such fun! Especially late at night, and with good music to accompany.