Have you searched for an easy caramel sauce? So many of them you have to have exact temperatures, a candy thermometer and hurry up and do this then that..forget about it!… I want easy!
I also was not willing to have corn syrup in the recipe or other non-natural ingredients. Four ingredients and the fourth is Maldon Sea salt Flakes. Do you know about Maldon Sea Salt Flakes? They really look like large flakes, perfect for salted caramel buttercreams. You will see them in the next post.
Of course, you can use other sea salt or kosher salt.
This recipe makes one cup of luscious salted caramel sauce. You can double the recipe that will work too. This is wonderful caramel sauce, keep it in your refrigerator and take it out for a drizzle on your morning latte or drizzle on vanilla bean ice cream..
.You could also put it in cute jars and give it as Christmas gifts! I make it for my housekeepers. I love to treat the hard working women that come to clean to a little break. I make them latte’s whichever kind either decaf or regular, I set up a little coffee station for them with nice spoons, nutmeg, cinnamon and yes the caramel sauce. Wouldn’t you want to be treated that way?
I was working on salted caramel buttercreams that were dipped in combination of dark and bittersweet chocolate.
Well, I had some of the chocolate left over (in a pan double boiler style) so I poured it out on some parchment paper, tossed some toasted pecans on top and drizzled some of the caramel on it and there was some quick as a wink chocolate bark.
Once it has cooled, just broke it up and well, those little leftovers did not last long!
Here is the caramel recipe and the chocolate bark recipe too. Hope you don’t mind that the bark does not have portions it truly was leftovers, but such yummy leftovers! It was sitting out on the counter and hmm it disappeared really quick!
Oh, you want the recipe for the buttercreams? Sure I can get that to you too in a couple of days. What do you like to use your caramel with?
Easy Salted Caramel Sauce
Salted Caramel sauce that is easy to make and is ready in less than 10 minutes!
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Maldon Sea Salt Flakes or use other type sea salt or kosher salt
Put sugar in heavy medium saucepan. Heat the sugar over medium high heat (7/10) whisking it s it begins to melt. It will first form clumps this is fine, keep whisking. The clumps will melt.
Once the sugar has melted, keep cooking but don't need to whisk, the sugar will reach a medium amber color. Keep close eye on it- it will only take a few minutes for it to melt and get medium amber (5 min). If it gets really dark it may taste burnt so golden or medium amber is best.
Turn stove down to medium heat, add the butter, whisk it until completely melted. it will sizzle and bubble, stir this quickly, turn off the heat, remove pan from stove.
Slowly pour cream into the caramel, it may once again bubble up like crazy this is fine. Whisk until cream all incorporated and caramel sauce is smooth. Add the Maldon sea salt flakes and stir to blend.
Let caramel cool for a few minutes before you pour it into a canning jar or other tempered jar. Refrigerate once cooled, for up to 1-2 months. Enjoy!
For 1 cup of sugar recipe use a medium size saucepan as the butter and cream bubble up! If you are doubling the recipe be sure your saucepan is 2-3 quart size.
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