Caramel Sauce

Alright! So this week my day was a little more invested in cooking than baking, but I ended up cooking some pretty delicious stuff! A mini-thanksgiving for Theo, Yukie and myself. I had homemade Indian food for Thanksgiving, so I got to satisfy my stuffing and brussel sprout craving tonight!

Chicken, stuffing, brussel sprouts, spinach and crescent rolls

Chicken, stuffing, brussel sprouts, spinach and crescent rolls

But before I made all of that, I decided I’d give making caramel sauce a try. Which I ended up putting into fudge and I tried making walnut caramel clusters. So I went a little crazy with it cause I was SO excited to have successfully made caramel.

Anyway, I used a super easy recipe that I found on Sally’s Baking Addiction. It doesn’t require a candy thermometer, and it’s super easy if you read the instructions first! Her break down of the recipe can be found here, and I won’t repost it because her photos are really the key to success with this, and it’s just so easy!

After making a jar of that, I made some chocolate fudge and put the caramel ontop. And put some walnuts in, cause why not? That shit is DELICIOUS. Here’s the fudge recipe I found here:

Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Baker’s unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • One 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • One 14 ounce can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
  1. Line an 8″ x 8″ pan with wax paper and set aside.
  2. Melt butter and the baking chocolate square in a double boiler over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour in half the bag of chocolate chips and stir with a heatproof rubber spatula to help melt. Once partially melted add the rest of the bag of chocolate chips and stir until fully melted.
  4. Carefully stir in the condensed milk to combine and remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top with the spatula.
  6. Refrigerate until the fudge is set then cut into bite size pieces. Best eaten straight from the fridge.
Notes
Variation: Add ½ cup chopped walnuts right before pouring chocolate mixture into the pan.
For the walnut clusters, I ended up putting the walnuts onto a piece of parchment paper, layering caramel ontop, and putting melted Dove milk chocolate ontop of that. It was messy, and the caramel was a little softer than I was hoping for after being the fridge for a few hours, but they were delicious.
I hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving!