Launch that Pork Projectile!*
*assuming zero porcine spin and downward acceleration of gravity of 9.8 m/s2.
I tend to tinker with recipes and gadgets. So far I haven't destroyed my basement or set fire to the kitchen (though there was the one incident with the flaming pot holder). Sometimes the results are interesting. Sometimes we remove the remains in a bucket.
Sunday I was tinkering around the crashpad workbench out in the frozen garage, but the thick gloves made me about as dexterous with tools as Tyrannosaurus Rex. Time for plan B for experimenting until the temperatures come up a bit.
My first batch, I poured the caramel directly on the brownie batter before cooking. Big mistake. The thick layer of caramel boiled, lowering the temperature of the batter, so that the end of cooking time I had what looked like butterscotch jello. Cooking it further simply crystallized all of that sugar. It smelled wonderful but the the texture and firmness were way off (put it this way, I could have added some raisins and passed it off as an English dessert, and not in a good way).
The Second Batch? Oh yes.
For the second batch, I added a little bit of chopped cooked smoked bacon to the batter and baked normally, brushed a tiny bit of the salted caramel on them as a glaze when they came out of the oven and drizzled a bit more over the top when serving. We have liftoff!