- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cognac
Combine 1/4 cup boiling water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook on high until caramel forms, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and slowly whisk in remaining 1/2 cup water at arm's length, being careful not to splatter hot caramel. Whisk until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and cognac. Serve.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, December/January 1996/1997