This weeks recipe was chosen by Tammy at Wee treats by Tammy.
As my previous posts alluded to I had a scrapbook weekend getaway starting on Friday. I realized at about 3 pm that I was supposed to bring dessert for our community dinner. What better dessert to bring than my Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. Everything started out ok. I had just enough heavy cream left over from Creme Brulee that I didn't even have to go to the store for that.
I had to make the caramel from scratch by watching to see when the sugar, corn syrup and water turned amber. I was a little concerned when it didn't turn when the book said it would but apparently that was a common problem for more than just me. It finally turned and I put the peanuts in to coat.
I thought it looked really pretty and really chocolaty. I am not a fan of nuts in any kind of dessert but Bobby is. That is why I made it this way. I may substitute something else for the topping when making this again.
You can see the freshly made caramel dripping off the sides in these two pictures.
Like I said, I realized kind of late that I was supposed to take dessert. You are supposed to cook the cake completely before putting the topping on and well, I just didn't have time to wait. I think it barely cooled 10 minutes before I started heaping the peanuts and caramel on top. (Quick Edit to add: as I was heaping the gooey deliciousness on Munchkin said "Mommy. Why are you putting baked beans on the cake?") I decided to cut it and leave a big piece for Bobby and the kiddos and this was the result:
Yep, everything ran off the top. I put it in the cupcake carrier and took it up to my retreat. After a delicious dinner prepared by the other ladies there we partook in this now ugly cake. Everyone seemed to like it but one lady picked the peanuts out. She wasn't allergic but they don't like her. And, since I am not a fan of peanuts myself I completely understood.
Bobby said he and Little Man liked it a lot. Munchkin picked out the nuts. A girl after my own heart! :)
Thanks Tammy for choosing such a fun recipe!