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.
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup SR flour
3/4 cup coconut
generous teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
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.