I’ve spent quite a lot of time over the last few days cooking and baking. While the dieting part of my brain shouted ‘No, Hannah, no this will only end in gluttony and scale avoidance’ most of me was in ‘sod it, I want to bake’ mode. I decided to compromise with my brain and only bake something I had all the ingredients for. I ended up trying out this recipe from Eats Well With Others. They did turn out rather yummy, although somewhat different from the original recipe.
You know that bit where I said I had all the ingredients?
Yeah, I lied. I substituted light brown sugar for the dark brown sugar. The main issue, however, was that I didn’t know you needed actual butter to make brown butter. In all honesty, before that fateful moment where I was staring at my persistently golden ‘I can’t believe its not butter’ (hah!) and googling confusedly I hadn’t even realised browned butter was a thing. I do want to try it now though, it sounds delicious. As the flavour of browned butter seemed to be somewhat crucial I just dumped in a load of cinnamon and hoped for the best. Turned out pretty good if I say so myself. And I will definitely be trying out the recipe with actual butter in the future. And, yes, I totally forgot to take pictures until there were only two left so no alluring, pinterest worthy cookie stacks from me today.