Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy picked Dorie's Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake for this week's edition of Tuesdays with Dorie. The recipe should be available on her site, but I really didn't care for this so if you do decide to try it, and don't like it, don't be mad at me :)
Sorry, sorry, sorry! TWD baking buddies, I hate giving bad reviews, I want to love every single recipe from Dorie's book, but I don't. Now somethings I am expecting not to like, but this I really though we would all enjoy. This was probably the biggest dissapointment yet because it sounded so good and in my mind I imagined this amazing moist, dense, fudgey brownie base cake with ooey-gooey smooth caramel and crunchy peanuts. The caramel peanut topping was okay, I've made caramel before, and this wasn't the best recipe, why? I don't know. I followed the recipe exactly. It set up just fine, but just something off in the taste, maybe the corn syrup? Once again, I don't know. Oh-well. We had my mom over for dinner and she didn't care for it, my husband didn't like it, and I didn't like it, and I'm rarely one to not like desserts. Just a dissapointment all around, I even got some better quality chocolate, but it was wasted.
For me, the brownie cake part was overly dry, the caramel had that off taste, it just didn't work out, even though I thought it would be a new favorite. Even the pictures didn't turn out well, and it was a delicious looking dessert in person, just didn't taste delicious to us. I'd rather have something kind of ugly that tasted great that something looking super yummy and tasting... eh. Oh-well. In my mind I'm still enjoying that Dimply Plum Cake. I hope next week is a winner!