This recipe for salted caramel sauce is one of the easiest recipes with sugar I've ever made. And not just that - it's also very versatile - pour it on top of your favourite pudding, ice cream, use it as a filling or just dive in with a spoon!
There are really just four basic ingredients:
- 200g granulated sugar
- 90g salted butter
- 120ml double cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
And here is what you do to make your salted caramel sauce:
Heat the granulated sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. The sugar will form clumps and eventually melt into a thick brown, amber-colored liquid as you continue to stir. Be careful not to make the liquid too brown or even burn it. It's easily done.
Once the sugar is completely melted, add the butter. The mixture is going to bubble and increase in volume. Stir the butter gently into the caramel until it is completely melted. The next job is to add the double cream - pour it in very slowly and watch out as the caramel sauce bubbles even more. Be careful, because the caramel has a habbit of splattering around and hot sugar is no fun!
Boil the caramel sauce for about 1 minute or shorter if the mixture looks like it starts to burn. You can always move the pan slightly to make sure the caramel mixture is boiling evenly. Not sure why, but our hob is always burning slightly more in the right top corner, eventhough it's a gas one!
Once done, remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of salt. Pour directly to a prepared jam jars (if making as a present) or allow to cool down before using.
And what are the possible uses for this amazing salted caramel sauce? I'm sure I don't need to list them all here, as this caramel goes with absolutely everything. Let me know how you get on with yours...