A question about a recipe: Salted Pumpkin Caramels

I have a question about the recipe "Salted Pumpkin Caramels" from cheese1227.What is fleur de sel?

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  • Posted by: Patrisha
  • November 23, 2011
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Salted Pumpkin Caramels
Recipe question for: Salted Pumpkin Caramels

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Kristen M. November 23, 2011
Fleur de sel is a delicate, flaky sea salt -- it's really nice sprinkled on top of sweet and savory foods, but you could substitute another flaky salt like Maldon or even kosher. If you only have table salt, I'd skip sprinkling on top and maybe just add a pinch to the caramel instead.
 
beyondcelery November 23, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleur_de_sel
Salt gathered from the Bretagne coast of France. It's usually a coarser grain with a really briny flavor and greyish color. It's perfect as a finishing salt, such as the tops of the caramels, because of its nice crunch.
 
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