Saturday, September 7, 2013

Recipe: Quick & Easy Salted Caramel Sauce

We have a weakness for salted caramel, be it salted caramel cake, macaron, or ice cream - if we see it on the menu, we HAVE to order it! When Hubby made millionaire's shortbread recently, we discovered that we could make caramel using condensed milk - it was so quick and easy compared to the conventional method.

If you live in KL, you can use sweetened evaporated milk (F&N brand) to make this. Although caramel sauce is nice, nothing beats salted caramel.... simply add some salt (I like using fleur de sel) after you have removed it from the heat. And trust me when I say that salted caramel with almost everything tastes so much better - try it on your ice cream, chocolate or cakes. By the way, fleur de sel can be found at the gourmet section in Ben's Independent's Grocer. It is a good investment and we use it on our steaks and bakes.

Salted caramel

Salted caramel on homemade ice cream (recipe to follow soon!)

Quick & Easy Salted Caramel Sauce
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes 500ml

250g butter
4 tbsp corn syrup
500g sweetened condensed milk
Scant 1/2 tsp fleur de sel salt

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat, then add the condensed milk and syrup. Whisk the mixture well until the butter is thoroughly incorporated. Heat over medium heat until it is boiling, stirring regularly. It is ready when it has thickened and has turned a light golden brown, this will take about 8-10 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and then add the fleur de sel. If you do not have fleur de sel, you can also use good quality sea salt. Mix well.

3. Pour into a sterilised (clean) jar and allow to cool before storing in fridge. Before usage, just remove from fridge 20 minutes before to get a sauce consistency. It can store in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks, if you haven't finished it by then. :)

*Note to self if making this along with the no-churn ice cream: 190g butter, 2T corn syrup, 200ml condensed milk, 1/4 tsp fleur de sel. (I will post recipe for the ice cream soon)

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  1. Looks like this is easy to make. Will give it a try soon!

  2. Yum, easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

  3. oh my oh my, this is so getting made today, oh yes!

  4. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 7, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Yen, sounds yummy and easy to prepare too. Will try this. Thanks :)

  5. Looks yummy!! I bought my condensed milk but haven got to it.. There r even methods jus 'baking' the can of condensed milk in oven too... (Need poke holes in can tho) Wld try ur version soon!! Btw, can use for Macarons? Or not thick enuf?

  6. We should make some and keep in the fridge too! :D

  7. I love salted caramel, this looks so good but sinful altogether! ;)

  8. This looks so sinful and devilish. Love you simple instructions

  9. gosh, this is great, i could probably eat it straight from the jar! :D

  10. I have the same weakness for salted caramel too. Love the color of yours , looks so sinful & inviting! Now I've to go & make some after looking at yours ! YUM-yum!

  11. This would also go well on cupcakes!

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  13. My popcorn will go very well with this...yumms

  14. Ohhh that's how you make salted caramel sauce! I want to pour on top of good vanilla ice cream. YUM!


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