I’m going to start yet another blog post with “what the heck!?!?! It’s June already?????!!!!” We’re on the countdown to summer and boy is it approaching quickly. My mind is starting to drift at work from everything I need to do to thoughts of the Oregon Coast and camping with my kids. Oh how I love summertime!
The first Monday in June means it’s another Secret Recipe Club reveal day. I love being a part of SRC. I get to see new blogs and add to my never ending “I need to make that” list. This month was no exception! My secret blog for this month was Baking Fanatic. Ummm, hello. Perfect blog name. Phillip, the author of this wonderful blog, lives in the UK. He and I have a lot in common. He loves to bake (especially for others) and has taught himself many of the things he knows. I love that he makes a comment about his Golden Girls collection! Best show EVER! My friends and I joke that that’s going to be us when we get old and wrinkly (and we all fight over who is going to be Blanche.)
When I first started perusing Philip’s blog I had every intention of making something savory. I always go straight for the dessert tab on blogs and I’m trying to be better about that. (Just as a side note, it’s not really working. I still go to the desserts tab, but at least I’m trying. Right?)
When I came across the recipe for Prawn Gyoza I almost stopped looking. I knew that would be a recipe that my kids and I would scarf down and love completely. But, like any dessert crazed person would do, I kept looking. You know, just in case. What did I find? Chocolate Croissants. Oh boy! My absolute favorite thing when I was a child. Most kids want cupcakes or popsicles. Not me. I always asked for a chocolate croissant. Yep, that’s what I was going to make.
Life is never that simple, tho. As I was walking away from my computer I noted the word shortbread and bam, I was in trouble. Because what do I love more than chocolate croissants? Shortbread. And the recipe I find wasn’t just any shortbread recipe, it was for Salted Caramel Shortbread. (If you were in my head right now you would hear music playing. That’s how excited I was.)
So it was decided! Salted Caramel Shortbread it was. And was I glad I chose this recipe. They were delicious!
The shortbread cookie is flaky and buttery and fantastic.
Then top it with homemade caramel (yes, please!)
Sprinkle on a little salt and then cover them with chocolate.
I had every intention of drizzling some white chocolate over these but I was so excited when they were covered in chocolate I started eating them. (Don’t judge me. They are that good.)
Doesn’t it look amazing?