Do you have ideas for using fleur de sel? I would love to make salted caramels.

  • Posted by: Legend
  • December 16, 2012
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TobiT December 17, 2012
I made the Salted Pumpkin Caramels from food52 website. The fleur de sel really added to the recipe. (Recipe was posted a couple months ago, around Halloween.) They are unbelievably delicious and easy. It was my first foray ever into candy making and now I am hooked.
 
LucyS December 16, 2012
I used this one, but I am fairly new to candymaking and so I bet others will have better suggestions: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Fleur-de-Sel-Caramels-230778

Rather than mixing the salt in, I sprinkled it on top to give them a nice crunch. Just be sure you time it right, when the caramel is still sticky but when it's not hot enough to melt the salt - I did this on my first try and it was just salty with no texture.
 
Legend December 16, 2012
Thank you! I'll try it today.
 
LucyS December 16, 2012
Sounds like a great plan! I made some salted caramels recently and they're great (though not for your fillings). Are you looking for a recipe?
 
Legend December 16, 2012
Yes! I would love one. I envision a small box of beautifully wrapped caramels to give to good friends!
 
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