Although many people have no qualms about sharing personal photos online, I prefer to keep many private; especially pictures of my little one. Yet I still want to share pictures with friends and family. I have migrated over to G+ and use it more and more each day. I love that there is a great way to keep photos pretty private on G+, even if it is not 100%. I am not sure other social networks have these same features. This pictorial was originally just for my sister-in-law, but then I thought many people might benefit from it. Especially those G+ newbies.
For Mother's Day, I decided to treat myself to the most amazing gluten-free brownies with a salted toffee sauce. The brownies are fantastic on their own, but I wanted to fancify them a bit.
At first I was going to make a salted caramel sauce, but all the recipes I found seemed complicated or had ingredients in them that I did not want to use, like corn syrup. Then I remembered that I have a great simple recipe for toffee. I decided to just modify it.
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup milk (or half & half, or cream) - warmed
1 teaspoon sea salt
Directions Note - I did use a candy thermometer for this. It might not be necessary, but since I have one, I decided to use it.
Heat the butter and brown sugar in a medium-sized saucepan on low-med heat. Stirring constantly, heat up to ~ 300 degrees. Take off heat and slowly add milk. return to heat and cook for about 5 minutes. The temperature will drop with the addition of the milk. I brought mine back up to ~250 degrees. Take off heat, add salt and stir until incorporated.
This will be extremely hot, so let cool before tasting and before transferring into a glass container. The consistency should be smooth and thick but depending on how high and for how long it heats, it might change that consistency.
This is a pretty sweet toffee sauce. You only need a small amount to have a big impact.
Pin It The Office will always have a special place in my heart. It is what brought me and #1 together. I am sad that it is ending but happy for syndication and DVDs. This episode is especially special.
And tonight's dinner will include a beet salad! LU, #1.