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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce (4 Ingredients)

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce (4 Ingredients)

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Salted Caramel Sauce: A Gourmet Delight

There’s something undeniably magical about a homemade salted caramel sauce. Its perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors brings a touch of gourmet to the simplest of desserts or dishes. Whether you’re drizzling it over ice cream, stirring it into your morning coffee, or finding new, creative ways to incorporate it into your baking or cooking, this salted caramel sauce promises to transform your culinary experiences into memorable moments.

Dispelling the Myth: The Simplicity of Making Caramel

The common misconception that caramel sauce is a complex and daunting recipe to tackle often discourages many from attempting to create this delicious treat at home. However, this belief couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, making caramel sauce requires just a handful of ingredients and a bit of patience. The process, often veiled in mystery, is straightforward once you understand the basic principles of caramelization and the importance of timing. By following a few simple steps, anyone can master the art of crafting a rich, velvety caramel sauce that rivals those found in gourmet kitchens. The key to success lies not in professional culinary skills, but in preparation and attention to detail.

Perfecting Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce – Mise en Place

When it comes to making consistently perfect caramel sauce, the concept of mise en place (having all your ingredients prepared and ready before cooking) plays a pivotal role in simplifying the process. This French culinary phrase means “everything in its place” and is a technique chefs use to organize and arrange the ingredients they’ll need for a recipe beforehand. Applying this approach to making caramel sauce can significantly reduce stress and potential errors. By measuring out your sugar, butter, cream, and salt ahead of time, you eliminate the need to fumble with containers and measurements during critical moments of cooking. This preparation ensures a smooth, uninterrupted flow, allowing you to focus on the transformation happening in the pan.

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into pieces
    • Pieces should be approximately 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (adjust according to taste)

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce Directions

  1. Measure, prepare, and organize all your ingredients before starting. This sauce comes together quickly once you begin, and proper time management is critical for a successful outcome.
  2. Add granulated sugar to a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
    • The sugar will form clumps but eventually melt into a thick, amber-colored liquid as you continue to stir. Be careful not to burn it.
  3. Once the sugar is fully melted and has a rich amber color, add the butter pieces; stirring the butter into the caramel until it is completely melted, 2-3 minutes.
    • The mixture will bubble during this step and the next, so please exercise caution.
  4. Slowly drizzle in the heavy cream while stirring the caramel mixture; it will begin to rapidly boil.
  5. Once heavy cream is added and mixture is rapidly boiling, leave undisturbed and allow to boil for 1 minute.
    • It will rise in pan as it boils, so keep an eye on it
  6. After mixture boils for 1 minute, remove from heat; stir in salt (to desired taste)
    • Transfer to serving container and allow salted caramel sauce to cool for 10 to 15 minutes (it will thicken as it cools)
Salted Caramel Sauce
Don’t be alarmed when the caramel sauce begins to boil – it means you’re doing it correctly!

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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce (4 Ingredients)

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Course: DessertCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Medium
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

20

minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 c granulated sugar

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter; near room temperature

  • 1/2 c heavy cream; near room temperature

  • 1 tsp sea salt (adjust to taste)

Directions

  • Measure, prepare, and organize all your ingredients before starting. This sauce comes together quickly once you begin, and proper time management is critical for a successful outcome.
  • Add granulated sugar to a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Note: The sugar will form clumps but eventually melt into a thick, amber-colored liquid as you continue to stir. Be careful not to burn it.
  • Once the sugar is fully melted and has a rich amber color, add the butter pieces; stirring the butter into the caramel until it is completely melted, 2-3 minutes. Be aware that the mixture will bubble and boil during this step and the next – please exercise caution.Salted caramel sauce
  • Slowly drizzle in the heavy cream while stirring the caramel mixture; it will begin to rapidly boil.
  • Once heavy cream is added and mixture is rapidly boiling, leave undisturbed and allow to boil for 1 minute. It will rise in pan as it boils, so be sure to keep an eye on it.
  • After mixture boils for 1 minute, remove from heat; stir in salt (to desired taste).
  • Transfer to serving container and allow salted caramel sauce to cool for 10 to 15 minutes (it will thicken as it cools). Enjoy!