Photography: Monica Buck
Martha Stewart Weddings, July 2002
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar, salt, and the water. Cook over medium heat until sugar is a medium amber color (use strips of paper to test: the paler color is undercooked; the amber hue is just right), about 7 minutes; wash sides of pan with a pastry brush dipped in water to prevent crystals from forming. Remove from heat.
- Stir in heavy cream; add butter, and stir until combined. Let cool to room temperature; stir in vanilla. Sauce can be stored in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Reheat gently; serve at room temperature.
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