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Sea Salted Caramels

 
One serving costs about $0.07

$0.07 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

40 vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:5%

Spoonacular Score: 5%

 

Sea Salted Caramels might be a good recipe to expand your hor d'oeuvre collection. This gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe serves 40 and costs 7 cents per serving. One portion of this dish contains roughly 0g of protein, 4g of fat, and a total of 68 calories. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. If you have heavy cream, butter, corn syrup, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about about 45 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 0%, which is very bad (but still fixable). Users who liked this recipe also liked Sea Salt Caramels, Sea Salt Caramels, and Sea Salt Caramels.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup heavy cream
heavy cream
5 Tbsps
5 Tbsps unsalted butter
unsalted butter
0.75 tsps
0.75 tsps sea salt
sea salt
1.5 cups
1.5 cups granulated sugar
granulated sugar
0.25 cups
0.25 cups light corn syrup
light corn syrup
0.25 cups
0.25 cups water
water
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup
heavy cream
5 Tbsps unsalted butter
5 Tbsps
unsalted butter
0.75 tsps sea salt
0.75 tsps
sea salt
1.5 cups granulated sugar
1.5 cups
granulated sugar
0.25 cups light corn syrup
0.25 cups
light corn syrup
0.25 cups water
0.25 cups
water

Equipment

candy thermometer
candy thermometer
baking paper
baking paper
baking sheet
baking sheet
baking pan
baking pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
candy thermometer
candy thermometer
baking paper
baking paper
baking sheet
baking sheet
baking pan
baking pan
sauce pan
sauce pan


Instructions

Line the bottom of an 8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper and then lightly spray with cooking spray. In a small saucepan, combine the cream, butter and salt to a boil and then remove from the heat. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, corn syrup and water over med-high heat. Bring to a boil while continuing to stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Continue to boil without stirring but swirling the pan gently until the mixture is a light golden color. Stir in the cream mixture slowly (the mixture will bubble violently) and simmer over low heat stirring frequently until the caramel reaches 248 degrees, or soft ball stage, on a candy thermometer, approximately 15 minutes. Pour the caramel into the prepared baking pan and cool completely. Cut the caramel into one inch squares and sprinkle the tops with sea salt flakes. Wrap each caramel individually in a piece of waxed paper or parchment paper. *Note: I poured my mixture onto a baking sheet and cut the cooled caramel into 1/2 inch ribbons. I then rolled each ribbon into the pinwheel shape you see in my pictures. The squares are much easier because as you handle the caramel it will begin to warm up and become difficult to deal with.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.07
Ingredient
1 cup heavy cream
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
¾ teaspoons sea salt
1.5 cups granulated sugar
¼ cups light corn syrup
Price
$1.29
$0.60
$0.02
$0.41
$0.61
$2.93

Tips

Health Tips

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

Cooking Tips

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
68 Calories
0.14g Protein
3g Total Fat
9g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
68
3%

Fat
3g
6%

  Saturated Fat
2g
14%

Carbohydrates
9g
3%

  Sugar
9g
10%

Cholesterol
11mg
4%

Sodium
47mg
2%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
0.14g
0%

Vitamin A
131IU
3%

covered percent of daily need

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