It’s by deliberate design that our special Father’s Day Salted Caramel brownies are baked with buttery shortbread stars this year. Because when we think about fathers here at Love Brownies, it’s the word ‘star’ that comes to mind time and again. And the best of dads are all absolute stars. They guide us when things get difficult and they cheer for us when it’s our turn to shine.
Being a good parent is a really demanding role, and there’s nothing a dad wouldn’t do for his children. Dad jokes and (occasional, but no less scarring!) embarrassing dancing in public aside, they bring the love day after day with support, encouragement and wisdom when it’s needed.
It’s a colossal thing to thank them for. Year after year we wonder how we can show them just how much we really love and appreciate them. We’re thinking our Father’s Day Salted Caramel brownies definitely hit the mark but if you’re wanting to make your gift even more special this year, our friends at The Wright Wine Company have suggested the perfect wine, brandy or whisky match to go with them.
Gemma Crangle, of The Wright Wine Company explained that the chocolate, salted caramel and shortbread were a ‘heavenly trilogy of flavours to match with our drinks.’ We couldn’t agree more!
Wine – Banyuls Bila Haut, Chapoutier 50cl £15.50. She said: “This red dessert wine is the perfect match to chocolate, the darker and richer the better! A rich yet clean fortified wine made from Grenache around the French Mediterranean town of Banyuls, close to the Spanish border. Rich, ripe black fruits with cocoa notes and very fine tannins.”
Whisky – Glenfarclas Springs, Speyside £45.00. Gemma said: “The salted caramel notes on this single malt Speyside whisky, (as a result of the sherry cask ageing), beautifully mirror the same flavours in the brownie.”
Brandy – Torres 10 year old Imperial Brandy, Spain £21.00. Gemma said: “The warm, toasty, vanilla notes in this smooth barrel-aged brandy perfectly enhance the shortbread and salted caramel notes in the brownie.”
If one of these perfect pairings isn’t the ultimate way to let your Father’s Day star know just how special they are this year, we’re not sure what will!