Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Recipe Testing - Salted Caramel Sauce

Well, there is a first time for everything.  Today is the first time ever that I am doing a dedicated food post on this blog.  Obviously this is a sign that I am not one to spend much time in the kitchen.  I have my sister-in-law's baby shower coming up though and she threw such an awesome one for me last year that I would like to return the favor.
Her baby shower is going to be fall themed (she loves fall colors, the baby is due in the fall, and the shower is actually scheduled on the very first day of fall so it's perfect).  I thought that caramel apples sounded like they would go well with the theme, but they are messy.  So I settled on the idea of doing a salted caramel dip with apples and a variety of fruits.  I also thought it would be cute to make extra salted caramel and put it in little mason jars as party favors.
I found this recipe through Pinterest and decided I better try it out.  It is actually quite easy to make and I already had most of the ingredients at home (it only has four ingredients).  I had no idea that you could just put dry sugar in a pot on the stove and it would melt!  I was kind of fascinated by that.  Also, it takes a lot of stirring.  Her instructions say that it will "take a few minutes" for the sugar to melt and for me it took more than just a few.  It took eight minutes of vigorous stirring and I thought my arm might fall off.  The recipe yields 2 cups of sauce so I'm going to have to make it multiple times over.  I know there is no way I could just quadruple the recipe and still be able to stir it.
Anyway, the point of my rambling is that this stuff is good!  I have used it to dip in a variety of fruits, and I have added it to brownies.  That was probably one of the more genius ideas I have had.
 Tonight I'm going to make caramel corn.
So, try this recipe.  It is delicious, simple, and is a great arm workout.
-Kira

15 comments:

  1. Oh my, I'm so proud of you!!! The sauce sounds DELICIOUS.

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  2. Sounds yummy! Would make nice little Christmas gifts, too. I hope to try it out sometime!

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  3. you know and even easier way? put a can of sweetened condensed milk in water and boil it for a couple hours. voila! I have added salt to it, but i'm pretty sure you could just add some kosher or fancy salt into it and it would be DE-LISH!
    (caramel & apples is my FAV snack...)

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  4. Wow Kira nice work! :) I love this idea for favors too. Good idea on the brownies... You should put it into chocolate chip cookies and sprinkle sea salt on top!

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  5. Oh my gosh YUM!!! I'm gonna try this out this weekend! Thanks!
    ♥ Kyna

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  6. This sounds and looks like you're great in kitchen!! :) Yum.

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  7. What a perfect party favor for your fall themed shower!! This looks amazing. I will be trying it soon.

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  8. Never thought of making my own dessert sauce, but this sounds delicious and looks super cute in the mason jar!

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  9. Omg sooooo trying this.
    Yummmm
    Xx
    Justyn

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  10. Mmm, this looks delicious! I've always wanted to make something like this, but have been so intimidated!

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  11. oh my gosh kira this sauce sounds amazing. now i really really want to make it and get a great arm work-out at the same time

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  12. Yum! What a sweet idea for her shower. I still think about her delicious peanut butter pie she made at yours. It was the first time I ever tried that kind of pie, which is crazy considering how much I love pie. And it was HEAVENLY. Love caramel and apples together! Will have to try this out.

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  13. oh my goodness, I think I definitely need to give this a try! xo

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