Recipe: Salted butter caramels

00:44, Sep 19 2012
salted caramels
A salty treat, salted butter caramels.

Salted butter caramels

These caramels can be made with any type of sugar and butter, but the flavour is better with quality ingredients.

375g raw* caster sugar

250g good-quality salted butter, diced and chilled, plus extra for greasing

5 tbsp creme fraiche

Sea salt flakes to garnish

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*If raw caster sugar is not in your supermarket, make your own by putting normal raw sugar in a processor or blender and whizzing until it is as fine as caster sugar.

Grease and line a 20cm-square slice tin with baking paper.

In a heavy-based saucepan, place the caster sugar over a medium heat. Cook to quite a dark caramel.

Turn the heat down low and carefully add the butter, a few cubes at a time, making sure it is all incorporated before adding more.

Stir in the creme fraiche and continue to cook until thickened (or 118C on a Celsius sugar thermometer).

Pour into tray and sprinkle with salt flakes.

Allow to cool, then refrigerate until set. Cut into squares to serve.

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