Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2 Ingredient Caramel Sauce

Jenna and Kathleen are back with yet another guest post. We were in the baking mood while our mom was out of town. What is better than homemade caramel sauce? ....That's what we thought! Jenna was skeptical that this method of making caramel sauce would work, but it really does and it tastes great. Curtis Stone, a chef sometimes on The Biggest Loser TV show said this is healthy because there isn't any butter and we buy that theory! In the link below, there is a video of Curtis making this if you need a visual of the "amber" color of the sugar. 


Curtis Stone


Step 1: Sugarpan
Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in a heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Gently shake the saucepan to distribute the sugar evenly over the bottom of the pan.
Step 2: Melt
Allow the sugar to melt, watching closely and moving the pan over the burner to ensure the heat is equally distributed and the sugar melts evenly. Do not stir the sugar at this point, as doing so will cause the sugar to crystallize.
Step 3: Golden Brown
Once all the sugar has melted, continue to cook the sugar syrup without stirring for about 8 minutes, or until it becomes golden brown, swirling the pan occasionally.
Step 4: Bubbles
Once the sugar has turned golden brown, add about 3/4 cup of heavy cream and stir to blend. The mixture will bubble vigorously when the cream is added, so be sure your saucepan is large enough to contain the caramel mixture.
Step 5: Caramel Melt
Simmer over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until the caramel melts and the sauce thickens slightly.
Step 6: Put it on Everything
Remove the sauce from the heat and serve. Caramel sauce is perfect with just about every type of dessert, such as ice cream, grilled or poached fruit, cheesecakes, bread puddings, apple tarts, gingerbread, waffles and custards.

2 comments:

  1. What's the 3rd ingredient? You only list sugar & cream...I'm confused.

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  2. We have changed the name. My daughter had wanted to add vanilla, so that was where the mix up came in.

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