Yesterday was an okay day. It started off with a bit of a downer, then was pretty flat after that. My husband was making dinner (a RARE treat…) so I had some free time. And some left over salted caramel icing from my dinner party last week. I decided a beer and a cupcake would turn this day around. As I searched for recipes, I came across The Brooklyn Kitchen’s blog and Kate’s Beer Geek Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel. Hmm, beer IN a cupcake? Yup, that’ll do.
Ever make something because you had a craving for an ingredient? Of course you have. But I’m not talking something simple like an apple craving, I’m talking about an ingredient that needs to be made to use in another recipe. I’m probably not making much sense here. Salted Caramel. I’m addicted to the stuff. But you can’t just make it and eat it out of the jar with a spoon. At least not when my husband’s home–we’re still newly married enough that I pretend to be above those glutenous habits. So if you want caramel, you need to make it to go with something. Ice cream, cupcakes, fruit crisp. It really doesn’t matter. I’m hosting a dinner party next weekend and while I had no idea at first what I wanted to serve for dinner, I knew salted caramel was part of dessert.