I made this caramel sauce last week, and I have been obsessed with it, I put it on pretty much everything..blondies, cookies, cinnamon buns, ice cream, fruit, a spoon…. you get the idea. It’s so amazing that I already want to make more, even though I haven’t run out yet.
This recipe is super easy, and I wish I had taken more pictures of the process, but you can head over to Baked Bree and check out her gorgeous pictures :).
Sea Salt Caramel Sauce – recipe from Baked Bree
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup water
1 1/4 cups heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon sea salt
Combine the heavy cream, sea salt, and vanilla in a measuring cup and set aside, somewhere close to where you are making your caramel sauce. (I put mine beside the burner I was using)
Put the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium high heat. Let the sugar boil and cook until it reaches a beautiful deep amber colour. I know this will go against your every instinct, but while the sugar is cooking do not touch it, don’t stir it with a spoon or whisk or anything, just stand beside it and watch over it while it cooks.
Once the sugar has turned a deep amber colour, whisk in the cream mixture while the pot is still over the heat. It may seize up and turn into a glob, DO NOT DISPAIR PEOPLE ! It will come together just fine, don’t freak out, just keep whisking, maybe breathe quickly a few times to make yourself feel better, just don’t stop whisking ! It will turn into a beautiful smooth sauce that you will be so addicted to that it might be ridiculous, but its okay, because I’ll start a support group ;).
When your sauce is smooth and creamy and perfect, pour it into a jar and refrigerate. Bree says that it will thicken up a bit in the fridge, but it is meant to be a loose sauce, which I think is just perfect.