http://yankeehoosiermomma.blogspot.com/2011/04/homemade-caramel-sauce.html and it is delicious! With my eldest being on a special diet we make a lot of our sweets and treats from scratch and I was excited to find this easy recipe. Would be great drizzled on ice cream or other desserts. I also used it as a base in a recipe that called for caramel.
1 cup sugar (I used brown sugar thinking it would give it a richer flavor but I think she used white)
1/4 cup water
8 tbs (1 stick) of unsalted butter, cut
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Pour sugar into a small heavy sauce pan. Pour water evenly on top of sugar.
With the stove on med-high heat, hold the saucepan handle and swirl around until
sugar is dissolved all the way. Once dissolved, turn heat to high, cover pan
and boil for 2 minutes. The picture below is the point I put the lid on to boil for two minutes.
Now, you want to remove from heat and whisk in the pieces of butter until all
butter is melted and mixed in. Be careful! When you put the butter in, the
syrup will bubble and start to foam up.
Once butter is
combined, stir in the cream. If mixture gets lumpy, place back on heat until
smooth. Stir in the vanilla and salt.