It is so typical of me to post a recipe with all veggies and follow it up with a caramel sauce. I think I have a healthy food with whiplash to sweet foods problem!
Anyways, back to the caramel. If I were you, I’d look in your fridge for these simple ingredients and make this caramel sauce. Now. I have to admit I ate a cup of it. With nothing on it. All I did was google “how to make caramel sauce” and this amazing recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction came up. Hers calls for salt which I omitted because I like a little salt on top of my caramel but not in it.
Ingredients, Homemade Caramel Sauce:
- 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
- 6 Tablespoons (90g) salted butter, cut up into 6 pieces*
- 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream
- Heat granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly with a high heat resistant rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
- Sugar will form clumps and eventually melt into a thick brown, amber-colored liquid as you continue to stir. Be careful not to burn.
- Once sugar is completely melted, immediately add the butter. Be careful in this step because the caramel will bubble rapidly when the butter is added.
- Stir the butter into the caramel until it is completely melted, about 2-3 minutes.
- Very slowly, drizzle in 1/2 cup of heavy cream while stirring. Since the heavy cream is colder than the caramel, the mixture will rapidly bubble and/or splatter when added.
- Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute. It will rise in the pan as it boils.
- Remove from heat. Allow to cool down before using.
- Cover the caramel tightly and store for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Warm the caramel up for a few seconds before using in a recipe.