It’s another Bramble’versary. Amber, our resident marketing genius, designs our rotating home page photos, our newsletter, lays out our e-books and takes the best photographs of anyone on the team. She started out as my part time assistant five years ago but didn’t stay there long; it was apparent she had skills that exceeded what I needed in an assistant. I’ve never replaced that assistant position and Amber’s never looked back. We’re lucky to have her. And, for her five year Bramble’versary, I wanted to make something that was befitting of how complicated and multi-faceted her job is. Behold, the Salted Caramel Bacon Brownie.
Salt, Fat, Sugar – what’s not to love? Provided your are a cardiologist or endocrinologist looking at each patient as a financial annuity. On behalf of my colleagues, I wish to thank my daughter for her contribution to our welfare. This is just one more way in which she does her small part to ensure she does not need to support me and her mother in our old age.
OK, one small bite will not kill you. But the 4th, 5th and 6th are getting there. As the scientific evidence continues to mount (see “The China Study”) in favor of a vegan diet – you would be wise to stop your progression in protein adventurism at a little fish and occasional chicken.
Other than trying to kill her, Amber has got to, however, appreciate the thoughtfulness of an employer who goes to all that effort to do something special for her. You deserved the Businesswoman owner of the year award you won.
R. Faiola, MD
Let me know when you try it. I definitely want to hear your review if you invest the time.
Never! I was a vegetarian my entire life and just started adding in fish in the last year and chicken this year. I haven’t quite gotten around to the other things like beef, shellfish, and pork yet …
It is a rather delicious combo, isn’t it? My obsession right now is ‘Bacon Salt’ on hard boiled eggs for snacks.
One smallish piece could probably be eaten safely with just a 45 minute jog … =) I personally work out just so I can eat those and cupcakes and cheese! =)
Vosages makes a bacon chocolate. I’ve had it a few times and both times I thought “Well, that’s weird. I don’t like it much.” And then I ate the entire bar. Both times. So, there’s something intriguing about it. =)
Ha ha. I don’t blame you – it was about a 3 hour process from start to finish to cook them =)
I was disappointed that I had to share … =)
Amber was surprised at how rich it was – and it was dense, decadent and definitely rich. The bacon gave a smoky taste that was a fantastic pairing (in my opinion) with the brownies but it definitely cut down on the ‘sweet’ so it wasn’t very dessert-like.
I wish I could try a piece as I’m so curious but the bacon doesn’t look appealing but my curiousity is wondering what it would taste like with the chocolate. I’ve also never tried dipping bacon in maple syrup like Lustercanyon has mentioned. Did Amber enjoy it?
Heey, what happened to my usual icon? Hmmm…guess I need to fill the Post As part properly…
I don’t think I’ll be attempting these, but I wish someone could make me a pan and ship it to me…LOL! Drooool!
Erin Pikor says
Amber is a lucky lady! This looks wonderful! bacon with caramel is amazing – I haven;t had the flavor with chocolate but I bet it is TOP!
Shawna Larson says
Definitely a different treat you can make for guest. Looks like it would be a little weird for your taste buds but I’m going to try and make it thanks for the post.
They look and sound wonderful but I couldn’t get past the bacon, heavy cream, butterand corn syrup. I’d have to add miles to my run if I ate those! Well, maybe just a small piece…
Love bacon and chocolate! We served bacon dipped chocolate for Thanksgiving dessert last year… good and good for you! 😉
If this is anything like the salted caramel cupcakes – I’m sure it’ll be a hit. You’ve seriously never cooked bacon before? WOW….
Oh Wow! These looks amazing. At first I was put off by the bacon, because I LOVE my caramel…but when I eat bacon I dip in maple syrup first, so I get the salty sweet thing! Yum…going to have to print to make later. 🙂