Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2-3
Caramel Sauce goes so well with apple pie, pancakes, biscuits, scones and waffles and as a quick and easy dessert topping for ice cream. Perfect.
What You'll Need
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 ⅓ cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Double/Heavy cream
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional)
How to Make It
  1. Pour water, sugar, vanilla extract and sea salt (optional) in a saucepan over a medium high heat and bring to the boil.
  2. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes (depending on the strength of your stove) until it is golden brown.
  3. Pour in the cream and stir continuously until all of the sugar crystals have dissolved (your caramel will be gritty if you don't) and the cream is properly mixed.
If you can't resist, be VERY careful if you decide to have a taste while cooking. The sauce will be hotter than the sun. I have the blisters on my tongue to prove it!

Also once cooked, it can be difficult to wash the pan as the leftover caramel will harden when it cools. A quick way around this is to pour boiling water into the pan. The hot water dissolves the remaining caramel. Then, just a quick wash in soapy water is all that is required.

And one final but important thing to note. Don't worry if the caramel sauce seizes when you pour in the cream. Just keep stirring on a low heat until everything dissolves and you are left with creamy sweet heavenly goodness. Enjoy!
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