Two sweet sauces to never forget, EVER!!!

2 sweet sauces

Bring together the combination of a salty & sweet treasure, put it on a plate hand it to me and I’ll be your best friend for life!!

I’m sure by now you may have nutted out that I like a sweet treat here and there and maybe here and there again. I believe life is all about a balance of enjoying naughty treats, in addition you do have to neutralize these indulgences with healthy meals too, but more on the healthy stuff another time. Today it is my absolute pleasure to be concentrating on the naughty side of food, in particular my 2 favourite sweet sauces; Salted Caramel sauce and Salted Dark Chocolate Sauce. These two little treasures are a great staple to make and keep in the fridge for all sorts of indulgences and I am talking ‘G’ rated indulgences (just in case you were thinking otherwise!!). Enjoy them together or individually with the company of ice cream, Apple Pastry Stacks, Brownies,  Moist Chocolate Cake and my most favoured of all accompaniments would be an ‘Ice-cream Hamburger’, the how-to for that one is in the pipeline.

Let’s get down to business starting with the

Salted Caramel Sauce (makes about 1 ½ cups)

 

You will need:

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

3/4 cup cream (I used thickened cream)

3 1/2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon ground sea salt flakes,

Method

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and bring to a boil, without stirring (I pick the pan up every now and then to swirl around the pan.

boiling sugar, water

Boil until the syrup is a deep amber color, about 6 to 8 minutes ( it will just depend on the heat you are working with, keep a very close eye on the syrup, once it starts to get that amber colour I remove it from the heat) I didn’t get to photograph this step as I was too busy making sure the syrup didn’t burn.

Carefully and gradually whisk in the cream (tip: I heat the cream in microwave until it is just warm, making it much easier to combine with the syrup). The mixture will bubble so just be careful.

Stir in the butter, and salt.

adding butter after cream

Transfer the caramel to a dish and cool.

storing

Store in an airtight container or preserving jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

AND NOW FOR THE

Salted Dark Chocolate Sauce

dark chocolate

You will need:

1 cup milk

85g butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

200g dark chocolate roughly chopped (I have used old gold, Coles Belgium and Lindt, all work perfectly)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes

Method

1. Heat milk, butter and brown sugar over low heat in a saucepan until it begins to steam.

ingredients

steaming

2. Remove from heat and add the chocolate, Vanilla and salt stirring until the chocolate has melted and sauce is smooth.

smooth sauce

Note: This sauce can be served warm or cool it off, pop it into an airtight container/jar and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. I warm it up as I need by spooning into a bowl and microwaving for about 10 seconds for a tablespoon size serve.

Here are some visuals on what I’ve been using the sauces to enhance of late.

easy slice

caramel sauce

Pretzel crisps

Malteser Ice Cream Hamburger

 

Zakidlets are particularly loving the chocolate sauce with a scoop of ice cream and 2 marshmallows on top, note it is only a sometimes treat so it never wears out its welcome.

Hopefully I have tormented you so much now that you are itching at the fingertips to get into the kitchen and whip up 1 or both of these naughty little treasures!!!

Stay tuned for my upcoming post on how to make an ‘Easy Peasy Ice cream Sandwich’- the quickest, most versatile little dessert on the street, you’ll love it!

Until then my lovelies…..

Zamamabakes

(Visited 2,261 times, 2 visits today)

2 sweet sauces

Bring together the combination of a salty & sweet treasure, put it on a plate hand it to me and I’ll be your best friend for life!!

I’m sure by now you may have nutted out that I like a sweet treat here and there and maybe here and there again. I believe life is all about a balance of enjoying naughty treats, in addition you do have to neutralize these indulgences with healthy meals too, but more on the healthy stuff another time. Today it is my absolute pleasure to be concentrating on the naughty side of food, in particular my 2 favourite sweet sauces; Salted Caramel sauce and Salted Dark Chocolate Sauce. These two little treasures are a great staple to make and keep in the fridge for all sorts of indulgences and I am talking ‘G’ rated indulgences (just in case you were thinking otherwise!!). Enjoy them together or individually with the company of ice cream, Apple Pastry Stacks, Brownies,  Moist Chocolate Cake and my most favoured of all accompaniments would be an ‘Ice-cream Hamburger’, the how-to for that one is in the pipeline.

Let’s get down to business starting with the

Salted Caramel Sauce (makes about 1 ½ cups)

 

You will need:

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

3/4 cup cream (I used thickened cream)

3 1/2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon ground sea salt flakes,

Method

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and bring to a boil, without stirring (I pick the pan up every now and then to swirl around the pan.

boiling sugar, water

Boil until the syrup is a deep amber color, about 6 to 8 minutes ( it will just depend on the heat you are working with, keep a very close eye on the syrup, once it starts to get that amber colour I remove it from the heat) I didn’t get to photograph this step as I was too busy making sure the syrup didn’t burn.

Carefully and gradually whisk in the cream (tip: I heat the cream in microwave until it is just warm, making it much easier to combine with the syrup). The mixture will bubble so just be careful.

Stir in the butter, and salt.

adding butter after cream

Transfer the caramel to a dish and cool.

storing

Store in an airtight container or preserving jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

AND NOW FOR THE

Salted Dark Chocolate Sauce

dark chocolate

You will need:

1 cup milk

85g butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

200g dark chocolate roughly chopped (I have used old gold, Coles Belgium and Lindt, all work perfectly)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes

Method

1. Heat milk, butter and brown sugar over low heat in a saucepan until it begins to steam.

ingredients

steaming

2. Remove from heat and add the chocolate, Vanilla and salt stirring until the chocolate has melted and sauce is smooth.

smooth sauce

Note: This sauce can be served warm or cool it off, pop it into an airtight container/jar and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. I warm it up as I need by spooning into a bowl and microwaving for about 10 seconds for a tablespoon size serve.

Here are some visuals on what I’ve been using the sauces to enhance of late.

easy slice

caramel sauce

Pretzel crisps

Malteser Ice Cream Hamburger

 

Zakidlets are particularly loving the chocolate sauce with a scoop of ice cream and 2 marshmallows on top, note it is only a sometimes treat so it never wears out its welcome.

Hopefully I have tormented you so much now that you are itching at the fingertips to get into the kitchen and whip up 1 or both of these naughty little treasures!!!

Stay tuned for my upcoming post on how to make an ‘Easy Peasy Ice cream Sandwich’- the quickest, most versatile little dessert on the street, you’ll love it!

Until then my lovelies…..

Zamamabakes

(Visited 2,261 times, 2 visits today)

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7 Comments on “Two sweet sauces to never forget, EVER!!!

  1. OMG yum!! I am absolutely drooling over all of your decadent desserts. I’ve been thinking for a while about making a salted caramel sauce to pop in the fridge, but now I’m not sure which one of make first. They both look amazing. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Foodie Fridays xxx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      My absolute pleasure!! Enjoy xxxx

      Reply
  2. I think you and I would be great friends!! I just LOVE salted caramel and chocolate! Thanks for sharing & I hope you have a great weekend x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Lol, yes I know!! Although in the northern parts today we are wet and rainy would be the perfect day for them. hope you get to give them a whirl sometime soon.

      Reply
    2. Dannielle

      Definitely!!! You have a great weekend too!! Look forward to growing the friendship :)

      Reply
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