I don’t know about you, but I’m a girl who likes that little somethin’, somethin’ to complete her meal. Something that makes a healthy dinner feel slightly naughty so that it satisfies or turns something bland into a delicious dining adventure. Sometimes, that’s just a few chips on the side of a sandwich. Other times, it means a small glass of wine with a grilled veggie salad. All and all, this little somethin’, somethin’ makes the meal feel complete. The same thing goes when it comes to sweets.
Now, I’m just going to come out and say it: I don’t have an extreme sweet tooth. (I think some jaws just dropped.) However, when the sweet tooth kicks in, it needs to be tasty and satisfying, which is how today’s post came about.
I was writing a rough draft of my spring trend article feature for a Twin Cities magazine, and I kept staring at the apple just peaking over the top of my laptop screen. Admittedly, I was starving. No, hangry, but I knew the apple wasn’t enough to cut it. I had been good about watching my calorie (and empanada) intake for the last week, so I figured a small, satisfying splurge was in order. Enter, caramel sauce.
Ingredients: (Serves 4 people, approximately 1 cup)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup heavy cream (let set to room temperature before cooking)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 ounce Cody Road Bourbon Whiskey (or another high-quality whiskey of choice)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Frying pan
- Wooden spoon (do not plastic utensils)
Pairs Well With…
Additional pairing suggestions:
- Greek vanilla yogurt
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