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Salted Caramel

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Salted Caramel – Recipe and Tricks

Gooey, sweet and with a pleasant savoury flavour: salted caramel is perfect for cakes and desserts. Try it.

11 February, 2021
Average: 4 (4 votes)

Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

0 HR 15 MIN


Caster sugar
200 ml
Kosher salt


Mixing sweet and salty is certainly not new, but salted caramel always amazes. Velvety and gooey, the salted caramel sauce envelops the palate and surprises it with its flavour notes that constantly oscillate between sweetness and savouriness. With this sauce you can prepare dozens of desserts, but the salted caramel cake is perhaps the one that best enhances it. There are countless opportunities to prepare a dessert, but why not try preparing salted caramel for Valentine's Day?

Step 01

To prepare the salted caramel, melt the sugar in a small saucepan over low heat.

Step 02

Keeping the temperature constant, it's not necessary to stir the sugar, just gently swirl the pan from time to time.

Step 03

Cut the butter into small pieces and keep it in the refrigerator until use, as it must be added very cold to create the right thermal shock.

Step 04

Heat the cream until it is almost at boiling point.

Step 05

When the sugar begins to turn amber, turn off the heat and mix with a whisk. Be very careful because caramel tends to burn very easily.

Step 06

Add the very cold butter and salt. Stir vigorously until all the ingredients are combined, thus interrupting the cooking process of the salted caramel.

Step 07

Add the cream and mix until you get a smooth and soft caramel sauce.

Salted Caramel Variations

Salted caramel is itself a variation of the classic caramel. However, it is possible to give salted caramel a more pungent flavour by adding spices and herbs. Try cinnamon, chilli, ginger and whatever comes to mind. It costs nothing to try.

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