This stuff is lethal. Keep a jar of this in your fridge and it will suddenly make an appearance on everything. Pancakes, cakes, sandwiching biscuits together, ice cream and cake decorating.
HIGHLY ADDICTIVE SEA SALT CARAMEL
- 225g caster sugar
- 100g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 130ml double cream
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (Maldon or Halen Mon are great)
Pour the sugar into a thick bottomed pan, and place on a medium heat. Melt the sugar without stirring (otherwise it will crystallise), giving the pan a swirl to melt evenly. Once all the sugar has melted and is a deep golden colour, stir in the butter. It will bubble up, so stir quickly until all mixed together.
Next pour in the double cream and whisk it into the caramel. Leave to bubble for a minute and then stir in half of the salt, whisk it well and then leave to cool for 5 minutes before stirring in the remaining salt. Store in a jar, in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.