Recipe: easy salted caramel

I saw a version of this on Eat Like A Girl (one of my favourite blogs) a few weeks ago and realised 1. it looked quite easy and 2. it might make a cheap Christmas present that had the ‘made with love’ factor that mums and suchlike enjoy.  So three days before the big day, here we go!

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I needed four or five jars of caramel so started with 500g white granulated sugar, 100g butter and 150ml single cream. That’s it! (Although had to do a couple of batches). You slowly melt the sugar in a shallow pan over medium heat, being careful as it burns really easily which tastes horrible. When it’s caramel-coloured add in the butter and cream and stir it until it’s all combined.

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To make it salted just add however much sea salt you like and keep tasting it, start with a teaspoon (best to let it cool though, I still can’t talk properly from severe tongue burns – it really does get stupidly hot).  Then pour into jars and voila! So easy. (But made with love, if my mum or any other recipients happen to be reading..)

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3 thoughts on “Recipe: easy salted caramel”

  1. What a lovely idea anything that is homemade is definitely the best gift. I bet this would be lovely on pancakes and waffles. Wishing you a lovely Christmas and in the New Year lets catch up over a drink Lucy x

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