In the kitchen:: salted caramel pots

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I have a strong love for salted caramel (as praised here); and these treats looked fool proof and damn tasty for a Valentine's Day pud.

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You will need:

For the caramel:
:: 30g unsalted butter
:: 100g light muscovado sugar
:: 150ml double cream
:: 1/2 level teaspoon salt flakes; plus extra for decoration

For the chocolate layer:
:: 300ml whipping cream
:: 200g dark chocolate, melted
:: Few drops of vanilla extract

What you need to do:

:: To make the caramel: melt the butter in a pan and add the sugar and cream.
:: Stir the mixture of a low heat until it dissolves, then increase the heat and simmer until it thickens and reaches a caramel consistency.
:: Take it off the heat and leave to cool for 10-15 minutes.
:: Stir in the salt flakes. I always add a little at a time and taste test.
:: Pour the mixture into serving glasses and leave to set (this is where all the Gu ramekins I've collected come in handy!).
:: To make the chocolate layer: bring the cream to the boil and pour it over the chocolate.
:: Add the vanilla and stir until the mixture is smooth.
:: Pour the chocolate mixture over the caramel and leave to set.
:: Sprinkle salt flakes over each before serving.

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I also made a batch of shortbread biscuits (obligatory heart shapes, because y'know it's Valentine's Day and love) to serve with them.

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The finished result was delicious. They were so simple to make and something very easy to recreate again for a dinner party. I found them incredibly rich meaning Alex and I shared one (much to his disappointment), but I decadent dish for Valentine's made it a winner.

 

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