Hi there! It’s me, Kayle again! I’m so happy to be back here on the Golden Barrel blog (and as a newly married lady! Woo woo!)–I’ve got to admit, since getting married…I’ve had a hard time getting back into the swing of things in the kitchen. So, when it came time for me to make something to share with all of you, I wanted it to be something simple but CRAZY delicious. And I did! I. Love. Salted caramel sauce. Like….to an insane degree. Which is hilarious since I used to insist I didn’t like caramel at all. Turns out I just don’t like overly processed crappy caramel. Fun fact.
SO I got really excited about trying to make my favorite caramel sauce recipe using Golden Barrel’s raw sugar! The raw sugar has so many more nutrients than regular granulated sugar, not to mentioned it has so much more flavor! The only concern was whether the size of the sugar crystals (the raw sugar crystals are larger) would make the caramel sauce more difficult to make.
It didn’t! So, even though homemade caramel sauce SOUNDS super complicated and scary-it’s super not. It’s sort of insanely quick and easy, actually. You just need to be careful (mind you I’ve never been burned but I know other people who have)–using a tall pot to make the caramel (meaning the caramel would have to spatter a much greater distance to reach you) is the number one thing to help keep you safe. And really you just have to whisk constantly and have all your ingredients ready to go. The hardest part is to make sure to keep whisking and keep the sugar from clumping up as it melts—and that’s not hard at all. And in the end you have a homemade, unprocessed, thick, luscious, insanely delicious and complex salted caramel sauce that is perfect for using in recipes, topping ice cream, or just eating with a spoon.
The spoon is my favorite, but I can’t wait to add it into a couple fun recipes I’ve been thinking up, too! Make sure to keep an eye on my blog as well as this one for some future creations.
Kayle works as an actress in Cleveland, OH and also has a passion for cooking, baking, and recipe development. You can see some of her other crave-worthy deliciousness on her own food blog.