This is good, I mean really good. Watch out, you’ll eat the
whole batch and not even realize it. Perfect for gifts!
Salted Caramel Sauce
1 Cup water
2 Cups vanilla sugar
1 Cup heavy cream
¼ teaspoon fancy salt (plus more for making it pretty)
Add water to a saucepan, add the sugar being careful to pour it in the middle of the pan, trying to avoid letting it touch the sides of the pan. DO NOT STIR. Turn heat to medium until the sugar is dissolved and clear. When the sugar is clear turn the heat to high until the mixture turns golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. DO NOT STIR. I know you want to, but just don’t do it till I say.
Put your cream in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Meanwhile, turn the heat down to medium/low for your sugar mixture. Slowly whisk (stir!) in the warm cream into the golden sugar. Watch out, it will steam and foam and be kinda scary (because I didn’t turn it down). Continue to whisk until the mixture is smooth and thick. Add the salt. *Be careful not to overcook it. It won’t be the end of the world, you’ll just have thick caramel.
I poured the sauce into little jars and cooled, then sprinkled some more salt on top. It looked fancy-pants.