I read that in order to have a proper food blog, I must have something salted caramel. Ok, homemade soft salted caramels here you are (love you). No seriously, I’m not succumbing to food blog peer pressure, but I really can’t stop eating these. These soft salted caramels are buttery and melt-in-your-mouth with a hint of flaked sea salt. And not sticky like some caramels–and definitely not like Milk Duds, which get stuck in your teeth for forever.
So, especially if you have some leftover heavy cream (for some reason like me), you can easily make this caramel recipe at home. You can either add the salt or not, but if you do, it’s best to use the sea salt flakes–I find that they are less gritty than Kosher salt. And plus they make the caramels look fancy.
So, if you’re afraid of boiling sugar and candy thermometers and all that stuff–don’t be. If you follow these 3 Cardinal Caramel Rules, you will rule.
Here is the recipe: