Just in time for the holidays, I'll be posting some GAPS-legal yummy dessert recipes, because we all know that the holidays aren't complete without a healthy share of butter and sweetness!
Here's a fabulous recipe that's so incredibly easy (I mean, with only 2 ingredients how much more could you want??) and versatile that I've just been in love with it lately. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting GAPS caramel:
|Here's an idea of what you can do with it... |
because who doesn't like chocolate and caramel??
Depending on how much caramel you want to make, measure out some honey. Because it's so yummy making more is definitely better than making less. This recipe is based on one cup honey.
Pour said honey into a small saucepan. Put on medium heat and KEEP AN EYE on it. You don't need to mix it but when it boils it bubbles up a lot so you may need to remove it from the heat temporarily before it gets your stove all dirty.
|Boiling honey... and a dirty stove!|
Measure out about 1/4 cup butter, and cut into small chunks. I've experimented with different quantities, and basically if you want a harder caramel, use more butter, and vice versa.
After the honey has boiled for 3-4 minutes, drop the little bits of butter in one by one, and stir the caramel with your other hand. Once the last of the butter is melted and incorporated, remove from heat. If you want, add bit of vanilla extract at this point, but it's not necessary.
And you're done!! It's seriously that easy, and it's seriously delicious. Use on top of cakes, with apples, on chocolate, or my favorite-- cut up different seeds and nuts, dates and raisins or whatever you like, and mix them with the caramel, form into bars or balls, let them harden in the fridge and enjoy! If you'll be handling it at all let it cool for 5-10 minutes first, because right off the stove it can cause some nasty burns.
|Yum yum yum!!|