Salted caramels

Made with just 4 ingredients these sticky salted caramels pair perfectly with a scoop of ice-cream.

  • 25 mins cooking (+ COOLING TIME)
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  • 1 1/2 cups (330g) caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) thickened cream
  • 1/4 cup (90g) glucose syrup
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt flakes


  • 1
    Grease a 20cm square cake pan. Line the base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm over sides.
  • 2
    Stir sugar, cream and glucose syrup in a medium saucepan until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil; boil, until the mixture reaches 120°C on a cooking thermometer. Or drop a teaspoon of syrup into a glass of ice-cold water; gather it up with your fingers. It should roll into a firm ball when it's ready. Sprinkle in half the salt, do not stir. Pour caramel into pan; sprinkle with remaining salt. Cool.
  • 3
    Use a warm, oiled, sharp knife to cut caramel into squares. Wrap in waxed paper or serve in little paper cases.


VARIATION For macadamia salted caramels, add 1½ cups (225g) unsalted roasted macadamias with the salt. Pour into a greased 18cm x 28cm slice pan. Sprinkle with a little sea salt. Cool. Break caramel into pieces.

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