Opposites. What is it about bringing opposites together that makes them complete? The sun and the moon. Black and white. Salty and sweet. They contrast and compliment each other. Each makes the other better.
Salty-sweet snacks are the ultimate marriage of decadent opposites. And culinary examples abound. We have kettle korn, salted caramel ice cream, sweet and salty granola bars, and Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. In addition, recipes for salty-sweet confections are becoming more popular.
The base of most salted caramel dishes is of course, the caramel sauce. The sauce itself is not too hard to make, with a little patience and careful stirring. The ingredients are easy and relatively inexpensive to procure.
You may want to begin by first trying the sauce on vanilla ice cream. Once you have mastered it, the sauce can be used as a base for other recipes such as salted caramel brownies, salted caramel pineapple upside down cake, and the list goes on and on... and on...
INGREDIENTS for SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE:
Jane's Advice: "This sauce can be used as the base for a number of recipes. If you find you like it and want to keep some on hand, it can be stored for several weeks in the fridge."
Jane's Advice: "When you raise the heat to thicken the sugar, stir constantly and closely monitor, because it can go from caramel to burnt very quickly."