Friday, January 18, 2013

Caramel sauce recipe

A saucer of liquid caramel
A saucer of liquid caramel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Why spend money on a bottled caramel sauce when you can make better tasting in your own kitchen? This sauce is versatile-use it on desserts, in beverages, as garnish and more.

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash salt

Combine water, sugar and butter in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.Do not stir the mixture until all of the sugar has dissolved. Cook 5-10 minutes, until the mixture has turned a golden brown. Add cream in a slow steady stream into the sugar mixture, stirring constantly. Add vanilla and salt and continue to stir over low heat until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Cook's Notes-Don't be alarmed if the mixture boils and small clumps form when adding cream. This is a normal part of the process of making this sauce.
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