Saturday, October 1, 2011

buttermilk lime carmel sauce

this is a scrumptious carmel sauce that i adapted from german pancake syrup.  hope you enjoy!

3/4 C. sugar
1/3 C. milk
2 Tbsp lime juice
1/4 C. butter or margarine
1 Tbsp corn syrup (or maple syrup)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. add lime juice to milk, wait ~5 mins.  milk will curdle.
2. in a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, milk mixture, butter, corn syrup, and baking soda.  stir (almost) constantly.  bring to a boil, and boil for 7 minutes.  (time varies - for a thinner sauce, boil a shorter time; for a thicker sauce, boil longer.  to get a nice, spreadable carmel, i keep stirring until the colour changes from amber to a deeper brown.)
3. remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
4. cool slightly before consuming (it gets really hot).  enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I believe I had the good fortune of winning a jar of this in an auction a long time ago. to DIE for. we put it on cupcakes, apples, and basically anything we could get out hands on. i came home one day to find Peter eating it with a spoon. it's THAT good.