Happy Valentine’s Day!
Take a few salted caramels and share them with your loved ones. You will definitely be their favorite Valentine.
The caramels are very easy to assemble. Next time I will use a little less cream, so the caramel will have a slightly firmer consistency. You can also firm them up in the fridge (this is what I did). The salted caramels are unbelievably tasty. Don’t miss out and put them on your “to do list” right away.
* 1 cup heavy cream (use a little less)
* 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
* 1 teaspoon fleur de sel ( I used Cyprus flake salt)
* 1 1/2 cups sugar
* 1/4 cup light corn syrup
* 1/4 cup water
Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, then lightly oil parchment.
Bring cream, butter, and fleur de sel to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove from heat and set aside.
Boil sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil, without stirring but gently swirling pan, until mixture is a light golden caramel.
Carefully stir in cream mixture (mixture will bubble up) and simmer, stirring frequently, until caramel registers 248°F on thermometer, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour into baking pan and cool 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch pieces, then wrap each piece in a 4-inch square of wax paper, twisting 2 ends to close.
Adapted from epicurious and My Baking Addiction.