Recipe: Caramel Sauce


Caramel Sauce, Courtesy: www.marthastewart.com
Caramel Sauce, Courtesy: http://www.marthastewart.com

You might know The Hershey Company best for their decadent chocolate. But did you know that Milton Hershey’s first candy company was Lancaster Caramel Company?  While seeking a candy coating for his caramels, Hershey discovered wonderful chocolate. In 1900, he sold Lancaster Caramel Company to the American Caramel Company, and later went on to found The Hershey Company.

Ingredients:
1 cup light-brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring, until thickened to desired consistency.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions

  • The longer your heat the mixture, the darker (and thicker) the caramel will become.

Yield: enough for one cake

Source: http://www.marthastewart.com, The Martha Stewart Show, April/May Spring 2006 and http://www.lifescript.com.

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