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?
To prepare the salted caramel, melt the sugar in a small saucepan over low heat.
Keeping the temperature constant, it's not necessary to stir the sugar, just gently swirl the pan from time to time.
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.
Heat the cream until it is almost at boiling point.
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.
Add the very cold butter and salt. Stir vigorously until all the ingredients are combined, thus interrupting the cooking process of the salted caramel.
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.