What does salted caramel sauce *not* go on? ... asking for a friend. These are such a charmingly easy & simple gift idea this holiday season
This recipe only has four ingredients, but the key for Salted Caramel is quality ingredients. You cannot go wrong whenever you are adding butter, cream and sugar into a pot. It's all the good things in life- perhaps not good for you. but oh so good for the soul. I heard recently on the Netflix show Nailed It...buttery is better-y and I think there is some truth to that. Buttery is indeed bettery.
This recipe is so simple, and you do not even need a candy thermometer for it (though I recommend putting one on the Santa list!)
I N G R E D I E N T S
2 cups granulated sugar
12 tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temperature & cut into squares
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Fleur de Sel or Flakey Sea Salt (not table salt).
H O W T O :
Add the sugar into heavy bottomed medium saucepan and heat evenly on a low to medium heat. Whisk your sugar until you see clumps form, and continue whisking until clumps begin to melt. Your sugar will melt into a liquid that you will be able to swirl around the bottom.
Continue cooking the liquid sugar and stirring until it has reached a deep amber colour. Be careful because this is where it can burn easily within seconds. Remove from heat.
Add the room temperature butter chunks to the mixture and stir.
Slowly pour in the cream while stirring as the mixture will bubble up.
Whisk until everything becomes a smooth sauce and add your flakey sea salt.
Allow your mixture to cool for 10-15 minutes before adding it to a jar.
A D D A H O L I D A Y T O U C H
Wrap your jars easily with double sided tape, ribbon, greenery clippings, bells, baubles and a holiday tag.
I found that with the Weck jars, my ribbon did not want to stay on the metal clips, so I added a small piece of double sided tape on either side and one on the bottom to keep the ribbon in the middle and then I just cut my ribbon, centered it on the jar, and pressed it against the tape before tying a bow. Then you may add whatever you'd like: snug a little cedar clipping under your bow or add an extra jingle bell, cinnamon stick or dried orange slice.