Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Peaches topped with caramel sauce and a sprinkle of coarse salt
I love the flavour of caramel. Whenever there is a box of assorted chocolates around I'll always grab the one with a caramel center.  Today I tried making a caramel sauce from scratch. It was everything I dreamt it would be and more—sweet, buttery, creamy and the hint of salt makes it truly addictive.

You can pour it on fruits, ice cream or make your own version of a caramel macchiato. I drizzled some on sliced peaches that were warmed slightly in the microwave. It was so delicious. Trust me, you'll want to lick the bowl clean.

1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
generous pinch of coarse salt

1. Heat water and sugar on medium heat in a pot with high sides. It will start bubbling right away but it's only ready when it turns amber and gives off a wonderful aroma. Be very careful because the sugar is extremely hot and can burn you.
2. Take off the heat and quickly whisk in cream and vanilla. If the caramel hardens while whisking in the cream, put it back on the heat so it will melt.
3. Add coarse salt to taste.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On a wet and rainy day , when you return from work all tired and exhausted this delicious treat will perk up your spritis and energy! Thank you Savithri for welcoming me with this yummy guilt free treat as I had the whole peach -dessert first before dinner!

Implied is our future parties will feature this delectable dessert!

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