sel de rose caramels

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~sel de rose caramels~

Well, it’s not quite time for the roses to bloom yet and I am a tiny bit impatient to make my rose miel (honey) for scones. In the mean time, I decided to cook up a little something with this beautiful rose salt, sel de rose, that my friend Jana gave me as a gift. I’ve used it on roasted chicken, sea bass, carrot soup, on the rim of my margarita glass when I made mango margaritas…and now in these caramels! You can pick some up at this sweet little shop on Grand Avenue in St. Paul called The Golden Fig. So many pretty, yummy products. You may have to make a trip over there and see for yourself.

This recipe makes about 30 creamy, rose flavored, salted caramels…mmmmm!

1 cup heavy cream

5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 teaspoon sel de rose

1 and 1/2 cups sugar

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup culinary rose water

Line bottom and sides of an 8 inch square baking pan with cooking parchment. Lightly oil the parchment.

In a small saucepan, bring cream, butter and sel de rose to boil. Remove from heat and set aside.

In another saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and rose water. Stir with a wire whisk until sugar is dissolved. Cook over moderately-high heat and bring to a boil without stirring. Gently swirl pan a few times. Cook until the mixture is a light golden color.

Carefully stir sugar mixture into cream mixture (it will bubble.) Place a candy thermometer on the side of the pan. Stir constantly while the caramel bubbles and until the temperature reaches 248 degrees on the candy thermometer (10-15 minutes.) Pour into the parchment lined baking pan and allow to cool for 2 hours. Cut into 1 inch pieces. Wrap in 4 inch pieces of waxed paper or cooking parchment, twisting ends to close.




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  7 comments for “sel de rose caramels

  1. Rachel
    May 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Looks yummy!

    • Melissa
      May 18, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      they turned out great! Thanks for commenting Rachel.

  2. May 20, 2011 at 1:01 am

    I can’t wait to try them! I am now in LOVE with the combination of sweets I already love, and sea salt, especially the really good kind! You have inspired me, first with your books, and now with your blog and your friendship! I love the little luxuries and indulgences that you teach me about! XOXO

    • Melissa
      May 20, 2011 at 5:08 am

      Oh! That’s so nice to hear. Your comment was what I woke up to this morning. What a beautiful way to start the day. You inspire me too sweetie! Thanks so much for your kind words, support and friendship. XOXO ~M

  3. November 7, 2011 at 3:18 am

    The colour on these is amazing – so creamy and golden! Nice one 😀

    • Melissa
      November 7, 2011 at 7:11 am

      Thanks! It was my first attempt at making caramels, and I thought they turned out pretty good. It was much easier than I expected 😉

  4. May 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I am sooooooooo in awe of the things you do, sweet Melissa! I’m trying to imagine the flavors of the first bite… a symphony for the taste buds, no doubt! What an artist you are… xoxoxo

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