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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Taste-bud Journey: Caramel Sauce made in Microwave

During the pandemic, I am taking taste-bud journeys as I self-isolate rather than physical journeys. Here is my adapted recipe for making caramel sauce in the microwave. I found this yummy recipe on Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking site (linked below). It takes about three minutes or less to make, and it is truly yummy.



Recipe (FYI - This is a half recipe - feel free to double or triple amount)

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt



  • Step 1: Load large measuring cup with butter, cream, and brown sugar. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Then microwave for 30 seconds more.

  • Step 2: Add salt and vanilla. Whisk.

  • Step 3: Taste to see if you need to add either more salt and/or more vanilla. (FYI - I felt no need to add anymore as the taste and texture was perfect for me.)

  • Step 4: It is ready to dribble on ice cream or cake or whatever else you desire.

  • Step 5: This should last 2 weeks in the refrigerator. To get it a bit more fluid after refrigeration, you can microwave for thirty seconds, stir, and then see if you are pleased with the results. If necessary, microwave it a few seconds more.

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