Saturday, April 11, 2009
Bathing in Caramel
You know when you make up a recipe and cross your fingers that it all works out, well this one worked and then some.
I could bathe in this stuff. In fact I made this while no one was home and for a 30s. period... maybe... actually... ok... I did consider it.
I paired this with Tartelette's version of Dorie Greenspan's Burnt Sugar Ice Cream.
What was nice about Tartelette's version was the elimination of half the sugar called for. This ice cream came out perfect for those of us without that aching sweet tooth,
That sauce however could possibly produce a sugar coma, especially if bathed in....I really have to stop talking about that.
The addition of maple syrup, from a recent trip to the sugar bush, was amazing. In fact it brought the flavour up to another level. My friend described it as peanut brittle-ly with maple. In fact, once she tasted it we both discussed bathing in it.
Maple Caramel Sauce:
1/3c. heavy cream
1/4c. maple syrup
1 tbsp water
1/4 tsp Fleur de Sel, or any good salt...maybe not table salt cause it's too harsh
- Combine sugar and water in a pot and bring to a boil till suagr turn amber, about 6-8 mins.
- Add maple syrup and cream and then continue to boil till thickened
- Add salt once you take the sauce off the heat, stir and then set aside until ready to use.
The recip for the ice cream is linked here.