Top cakes and ice cream with this delicious sauce.
- Yield: Makes about 1 cup
Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Late Summer 2004
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Pour 1/2 cup water into a medium heavy-bottom saucepan; add sugar. Cook over medium heat, gently stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved.
Continue to cook, without stirring, until syrup comes to a boil, washing down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush 2 or 3 times to prevent crystals from forming. Let syrup boil, gently swirling pan occasionally, until it has almost turned medium amber.
Remove from heat, and carefully pour in cream (caramel will bubble). Add vanilla and salt, and stir with a clean wooden spoon until caramel is smooth.