Salted Whiskey Caramel Sauce

It is raining. Again.

I thought living in Malta was going to include a nice bit of winter sunshine but this weekend we’ve been suffering tornado-like weather with comical, sound-effect style thunderclaps as a backing track…

However, this has given me the opportunity to cook some of the autumny/wintery recipes that I have been looking forward to since September! Like the Spanish Chorizo and White Bean Stew and eating porridge for breakfast.

AND look up some exciting CHRISTMAS recipes for my Christmas Kitchen Countdown.

This thick and boozy caramel sauce can be put into jars and given as a gift, or served in big gooey dollops with winter warming desserts such as my Stuff-Your-Face Chocolate Brownies…OMG what an idea!

Super serving suggestion...mouth watering!

Super serving suggestion…mouth watering!

Salted Whiskey Caramel Sauce

100g butter, 70g soft brown sugar, 400g tin condensed milk, 75ml of whiskey, big pinch of rock salt.

Put the butter and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently until the butter melts – make sure you don’t boil it as that will burn the sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and then pour in the condensed milk. Turn up the heat and keep stirring, the milk will gradually darken in colour and thicken. Remove from the heat, then stir in the whisky until smooth. Stir in the rock salt. Pour into a couple of sterilised jars while hot and seal. Label it nicely with what is in the jar and when it was made, then put it in a hamper or wrap it seperately for a nice stocking present. OR, eat all of it with a spoon…..

Heaven at Eleven

I love cupcakes. A whole cake is great for company, when you know everyone is going to have a slice. But for an elevenses treat, nothing beats a cupcake. No-one is going to notice if one cupcake is missing – where as a slice out of the perfect Victoria sponge is definitely going to raise eyebrows at tea.

Heaven at Eleven

Heaven at Eleven

And they are so versatile! You can literally put anything in a cupcake. Even bacon. Aaand, the recipe is super simple. Have I convinced you yet? There’s even a celebration of cupcakes, its this week. So you really have no excuse not to make them this weekend.

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