Fleur de sel (for anyone who is obsessed with neither French nor food) translates literally to "flower of salt." It's a French sea salt that is hand gathered and prized for its bright, clean flavor. It's sort of the original designer salt.
I took it home and tucked it away, saving it for a special occasion. I thought about it every now and then, promised myself that I would find a recipe worthy of its awesomeness. I never did. I won't bore you with my philosophical musings on the ant and the grasshopper, but I will say this: I'm trying to be more of a grasshopper.
So, last night I was enjoying a quiet evening at home and decided to play in the kitchen. What to make? What to make? From somewhere in the depths of my subconscious came the answer--caramel. Little jar of fleur de sel, your time has come.
This is another gem from Epicurious.com: Fleur de Sel Caramels.
|Cook the sugar until GBD (golden-brown and delicious).|
|Add cream, butter, and salt and cook some more.|
|I finished the caramels with a pinch more fleur de sel.|
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