Friday, December 21, 2012
This is another recipe I found on Pinterest that is a keeper for sure. I love caramels and always wanted to make them but steered away because of the whole candy thermometer thing. This recipe I adapted from Last Night's Dinner is easy peasy, foolproof and you don't even need cream or a thermometer! Instead of drizzling with chocolate I sprinkled with Fleur de Sel. Everybody just raves about them and you can't eat just one so make plenty!
1 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 cup sugar
2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
4 tablespoons light corn syrup
fleur de sel
Prepare a 9 x 9 baking dish by lining with foil, and spraying liberally with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Heat until butter is melted, stirring frequently. Increase heat to medium high, until the mixture comes to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring constantly, until caramel has turned a rich amber color and thickened slightly. This takes about 15-20 minutes. Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate for 15 minutes then sprinkle with fleur de sel and return pan to fridge until completely cooled.