Healthy dessert? Is there nothing sacred anymore? Also, healthy dessert is an oxymoron. If you’re going to make dessert, might as well indulge. Even if it’s a sliver of chocolate cake or a tablespoon of strawberry ice cream, indulge. Burn it off the next morning, if you have to. Speaking of indulgence, this salted caramel chocolate mousse it right up there on all other indulgences. Silky smooth, thick and luscious with every spoonful to make it the perfect dessert. Deep dark chocolate with sweet caramel for a partner is fantastic. A touch of salt simply rounds up the dish balancing all things sweet.
Who would have thought – adding little salt in your usual caramel changes everything in this world. OK not world, but it changes everything for caramel lovers at least. Like me, for instance. After the splish and splash of bubbling caramel on the pan, put some salt and that’s it. Salted caramel would have happened. Details below for half cup caramel.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cold salted butter
1 cup fresh cream
2 tsp salt
1. In a nonstick pan melt sugar till it turns amber colour. Basically completely melted and brown.
2. Drop the butter and mix quickly.
3. After butter melts, add cream. Now you have to work quickly with this because you will be in the splash zone and this is not a water park. Mix quickly and let it bubble for a minute.
4. Take it off the heat and add salt.
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