One food trend I can't get enough of is the salted chocolate, especially with caramel. I'm thinking Fran's Salted Caramels, Baked Sweet-and-Salty brownies.
I made my favorite almost-flourless chocolate cake recipe this weekend and after years of loving this cake for years it suddenly seemed devoid of something...salt! I first tried a slice sprinkled with sea salt and that was definitely an improvement. But clearly the cake needed a luscious layer of caramel as well.
This gave me the opportunity to try something I've been thinking of doing for a while--make my own dulce de leche. All you have to do is plunk an opened can of sweetened condensed milk in a pot of water and stir for a few hours! Needless to say I did not have the patience to stir the entire time and mine turned out lumpy. Still, with the addition of salt and a few teaspoons of butter I got exactly what I was looking for.
If you don't feel like making your own dulce de leche (and who can blame you?) try the store-bought version with some salt sprinkled atop.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Posted by Adriana Velez at 1:21 PM