So about the salty caramel sauce . . . batch #1 turned out just a little toasty. Ie. Not quite burned, but it just had an edge to it that didn't make it giftable. And I needed a gift that night. So I tried another recipe that had the descriptors, 'easy' and '30 minutes.' It was The Pioneer Woman's Easy Caramel Sauce.
And it was good. But still, I wanted to give Jen's salty sauce another try. And good thing I did. On my stove, with my candy thermometer, I took it just to 325-degrees, and it was perfect. And delish. I sprinkled the finished sauce with some Maldon flaked salt just for fun. mmmmm
And for those of you more fabric-inclined, I did make another set of Brrr! potholders to go with that caramel sauce.
And the Cookbook Social . . . It took a trip downtown, and en route, I was able to catch a decent photo of our city's landmark.
An annual event, this year 20 local chefs were represented, signing their cookbooks and sharing tastes.
Hubby really enjoyed the Carrot and Rosemary Soup from Kathleen Flinn, who wrote The Sharper Your Knife,The Less You Cry about her experience at Le Cordon Bleu. And I really liked the Cream of Porcini Mushroom Soup from John Howie.
But best bite had to be the Nutella Brioche from Macrina Bakery. Oh my, they were good! Just had to buy the cookbook. I've visited the bakery a few times - always delicious - and these brioche would sure be fun to try.
So there's my food adventures for the past week. How about you - anything to share? I see lots of table runners, potholders, Christmas goodies, etc. all over blog-land. For a fun little end to the year, I'm offering a $40 gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics to a winner chosen randomly from this month's link-ups. Just link up here through December 28 for a chance to win!