Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Writer's Slice - Butterscotch Brownies

Yesterday I had to take a plate to a farewell afternoon tea and I decided to make my favourite baked slice - Butterscotch Brownies. This is one of those slices that you can't stop at one, so every time I make it, the leftovers are frozen. Then after dinner each night, one piece comes out, and I check my emails over coffee and a slice before I start writing.

The recipe turns out differently every time I make it - chewy or crunchy depending on the weather, the brand of brown sugar and whether you use butter or margarine (I'm a butter girl). Baking this slice is a bit like the creative writing process - same base ingredients/process each time, but the end result is influenced by all the variables impacting on your life at that time. So many times, when the words won't come easily, just making this slice gets my creativity going. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Butterscotch Brownies
60g butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup SR flour
3/4 cup coconut
generous teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 egg

Melt butter and sugar together to a butterscotch. Add vanilla and pre-scrambled egg (and salt). Stir in flour and coconut. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes in a shallow greased cake tin. Cut into pieces and enjoy.


Anita Joy said...

Fi, that just sounds too scrummy. Have copied out the recipe and will bake with mr4 and mr7 this arvo (the cupboard is bare so the timing is perfect)

Anonymous said...

Just let me wipe the dribble from my chin... Sounds totally wicked and scrummy. Pity I'm doing WW ATM. Will tuck the recipe away for a later date though. Thanks Fi.

Anonymous said...

Should have signed that post because it wouldn't let me use my google acct so went anon.


Eleni Konstantine said...

oh for inspiration!

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