Cornish Sea Salted Caramels

I can’t remember where I found this Donal Skehan recipe for sea salted caramels but glad I took a screen shot of it on my phone as I can’t find it online now. Donal being Irish, the original recipe calls for Irish sea salt but I love the Cornish sea salt so I used that instead. These caramels are soft and chewy so don’t need a warning for those with fillings and make an ideal christmas gifts. The salt balances the sweetness of the caramels and makes them pretty easy to eat.

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Cornish Sea Salted Caramels

  • Servings: 40-50 caramels
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175ml double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
60g butter
250g granulated sugar
160g golden syrup
2 tsp Cornish sea salt

Grease and line a baking tin around 22cm x 15cm in size. Place the cream, vanilla extract and 30g of butter in a small saucepan over a medium high heat. Bring to a steady boil and then remove from the heat and set aside.

In a medium sized saucepan, heat the sugar and golden syrup over a medium high heat. Mix together with a wooden spoon until the sugar is completely dissolved. Continue to cook until the mixture reaches 155c on a sugar thermometer. Remove the pan from the heat and stir through the cream mixture.

Place the pan back on the heat and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 127c. Stir through the remaining butter until completely incorporated.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin and sprinkle evenly all over the top with sea salt.

Allow to cool completely before slicing into individual caramels with a knife dipped in boiling water (otherwise the caramels will stick to the knife). Wrap each one in a square of parchment paper. They will keep in an airtight container for up to a month.

6 thoughts on “Cornish Sea Salted Caramels

  1. The first time I heard of sea salted caramels was here in France. The Ile de Ré is famous for its sea salt, sea salt caramels and sea salt just about everything….there are strong links between Brittany and the Vendéen islands and even stronger links between Brittany and Cornwall…lovely pic by the way:)

    • Thanks Roger. I ruined my friends tour guiding plans when i visited her in Northern Spain a few years ago. She was looking forward to showing me the sights in the Galician region as they were so different to the rest of Spain…..but identical to Cornwall! No doubt they have Gallician sea salt being on the Atlantic coast too!

    • Thanks Roger. iPhone shot whilst she was on top of the wardrobe! I too was mis sold a cat. Whilst definitely female, she’s not the cuddly lap cat I was told she was 😦 Hope you have a great festive break. I’m off to make another popcorn cheesecake and mince pies ahead of the big day ….

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