I am a little late posting this (it was supposed to be posted on Monday) but I was bit by the lazy bug and am just recovering. Monday night I had every intention of heading straight home from work and baking up a storm. Well, work was CRAZY and I needed a little retail therapy to heal my wounded spirit. I stopped at Marshall's and bought the cutest little white scalloped dishes for serving who knows what and a strainer. I really needed it all. ;) Anyway, I digress, Tuesday I came home from Pilates and made my cakes. My biggest change to the recipe was removing the beer and using water in its place. I have no desire to use beer in anything. Everything about it makes my stomach churn. The water worked just fine. I also decided to split the batter up into two different pans. First I started with my square cupcake pan (Another HAD to have!) The results were really cute. I really liked the perfectly shaped little square cakes. Then I poured the remaining batter into a pudding tin and baked it rather then steaming it with the lid on. Again, I was pleased with the result. I made the toffee sauce - which is oh so very good! I wanted to end up with a sweet and salty dessert so I sprinkled the toasted pecans with fleur de sel.
I plated, photo-ed and enjoyed! Do not be intimidated by this old fashion dessert. It is definitely worth making and enjoying!!