So I’ve got that itch again. The writing itch. I know I just finished a manuscript, about a month ago and that I should continue to work on it, but already my mind’s a playground of ideas!
To me, this is one of my favourite parts of writing, the daydreaming! At this point, the story is a mere idea in my head and I can pretty much do whatever I want to it. I’m not attached to any particular idea or plot, but am just walking through scenes in my head, trying to jot down anything and everything I know about the story. It’s kind of a honeymoon phase, since you’re still kind of in awe at the whole concept and enamoured with it. It hasn’t made me tear my hair out in frustration yet…
I don’t think I’ll start writing it for awhile though; after the honeymoon phase comes the research and the brainstorming. Then comes the outlining. And then comes the writing. So I still have aways to go before I can even begin to THINK about putting pen to paper (or hands to keyboard). 🙁
But in the meantime, I plan on enjoying the daydreaming phase and a plateful of these brownies! I have a favourite brownie recipe (the one bowl recipe) that I never deviate one, because why mess with perfection? But alas, I didn’t have any unsweetened chocolate and was too lazy to run out and grab some. I did have a bag-full of semi-sweet chocolate chips and several packs of caramel, so voila, caramel swirl brownies were born! Enjoy 🙂
Even though I’m a creature of consistency and was pretty pleased with my own brownie recipe, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this one! It was just as fudgy and as chocolate-y as I prefer my brownies. The caramel swirls happened when I was rooting around in my pantry and stumbled upon a pack of caramels and decided to add them to the brownies.
The end result was a super fudgy, moist, chewy brownie studded with crunchy pecans (I loved texture!), swirled with ribbons of sticky, sweet caramel. It was simply chocolate heaven in my mouth.
Hope you’re all having a good week!
Thanks for reading,